Creighton University is proud to host a book signing for Charles Thomas Jr.’s memoir Scars, Exile, and Vindication: My Life as an Experiment. Thomas is a student in the University’s online Doctor of Education program in Leadership, where he has distinguished himself to his instructors and peers as someone who has embraced and demonstrated the Jesuit values the program builds upon.
Scars, Exile, and Vindication details Thomas’s struggles and challenges throughout his life, including successes and failures. He believes that the non-physical scars resulting from these experiences should not be hidden but instead shown as a reminder of the past and a motivator to move forward with hope and optimism.
He will read from the book and sign copies at noon on Monday, August 6 at the Creighton University Bookstore located in the Harper Center. All are welcome.
Thomas was admitted to the online Interdisciplinary Doctor of Education program in Leadership in the summer of 2011 and is currently maintaining a 4.0 GPA. He had previously earned a Master of Science in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution from the university’s Werner Institute and was greatly impressed by the expertise and support of the faculty and staff, as well as by Creighton’s Jesuit principles. A management consultant for the government, he volunteers for a number of groups, including Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Meals on Wheels and the Make-a-Wish Foundation. He also speaks to adolescents about the importance of attending college and to other groups about the power of passion, persistence, hard work, dedication, resilience and commitment to excellence as a demonstration of human potential.
“Mr. Thomas immediately stood out among the students during the on-campus orientation,” says Isabelle Cherney, director of the Interdisciplinary Doctor of Education program in Leadership and associate dean of the Graduate School and University College at Creighton, “Although all students were already leaders in their own fields, his charismatic personality, oral skills and willingness to serve others were immediately apparent. Mr. Thomas is an extraordinarily gifted student, responsible businessman and inspiring leader.”
Taught by faculty members from the fields of arts and sciences, business, pharmacy and health professions, medicine, and law, Creighton’s Ed.D. in Leadership offers an inclusive view of leadership that can be applied to any industry. Coursework builds on Creighton’s Jesuit, Catholic tradition of social justice, self-reflection, and service to others to create ethical, extraordinary leaders prepared to drive transformational change at their organizations. Offered in the convenient and flexible online format, the program is designed for working adults and allows them to organize their studies around their busy schedules. To learn more, go to online.creighton.edu.
About Creighton University
Creighton University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution located in Omaha, Neb., enrolls more than 4,200 undergraduate and 3,500 professional school and graduate students. Nationally recognized for providing a balanced educational experience, the University offers a rigorous academic agenda with a broad range of disciplines, providing undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs that emphasize educating the whole person: academically, socially and spiritually. Creighton has been a top-ranked Midwestern university in the college edition of US News & World Report magazine for more than 20 years. For more information, visit our website at http://www.creighton.edu.