Katie Ford
Katie Ford, Admissions Counselor
Katie Ford
Admissions Counselor
"Creighton is special because the students come from a wide variety of places, so you’re able to learn a lot about different cultures across the US (and beyond!). Such a unique population makes the community strong and vibrant; the campus feels like home in no time. Not only this, but the students are highly motivated and driven, but still willing to help each other succeed throughout the college process. The overall culture encourages support, which can be rare in such a setting."

Omaha area high schools: Bellevue East, Bellevue West, Bennington, Blair, Concordia, DC West, Elkhorn, Elkhorn South, Fort Calhoun, Gretna, Gross, Millard North, Millard South, Millard West, Mount Michael, Papillion-LaVista, Papillion-LaVista South, Platteview, Ralston, Skutt, Westside

States: Oklahoma

Personal Information: 

Hometown: Omaha, NE

High School: Millard North

College: Creighton University

Major: Business Marketing (Strategic Communications), Journalism minor

Activities during college: Heider Business Senate, Gamma Phi Beta, Board of Representatives, RehabVisions Public Relations internship, Heider Marketing internship

Hobbies: Running, hiking/camping - being outdoors!, eating breakfast foods, watching Creighton basketball, traveling, and drinking coffee

Fun fact: My family has a three-legged pet snapping turtle.

Any special advice or tips for applicants? Pay attention to how you feel during your college visits and trust your gut. Also, don’t be afraid to ask the hard questions!

What do you like about Omaha and what are your favorite secret spots? I like Omaha because it’s a hidden gem of the Midwest - there’s always a lot to do, from concerts to sports games, but it’s easy to get from place to place. The restaurant choices are stellar as well - you’ll never run out of new and fun places to try! My favorites are Trini’s Mexican Restaurant in the Old Market, Nicola’s Italian Restaurant in the Old Market and Archetype Coffee in Blackstone.