Monday, April 13, 2015

'89 Alumnus, Fr. Dan Hendrickson S.J. featured in OWH article by Mike Kelly

The Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, center, who will take over as president of Creighton University on July 1, on the CU campus with his older brother, Ryan, left, and Daniel’s twin, the Rev. Scott Hendrickson, also a Jesuit priest. The three grew up in Fremont and attended Elkhorn Mount Michael Benedictine High.

When he walks a new path in life as president of Creighton University, Father Daniel Hendrickson will tread in comfort — in cowboy boots.
Black boots have been his preferred mode of foot transportation for nearly 20 years, ever since a Jesuit priest let him borrow a pair.
Hendrickson wore boots when he worked at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, and he wore them when he moved on to study philosophy at Fordham University, where a Jesuit looked at the student’s feet in dismay.
“He said, ‘Are you really going to wear those boots in New York City?’ ” Hendrickson recalled with a smile. “I said, ‘Absolutely!’ ”  - Read Entire Article on