Father Boes Receives Creighton U Alumni Merit Award

Father Steven Boes, Boys Town National Executive Director, was one of nine Creighton University Alumni Merit award recipients at the University’s annual alumni homecoming weekend Sept. 19, 2014.
This award is conferred annually on outstanding graduates of each of the schools and colleges. Attending the ceremony were his parents Gene and MaryJane Boes along with Fr. Marvin Boes and Lisa Schuma-cher.
Creigh-ton’s awardees provide distinguished service to the University and show personal qualities that mark him or her as cultured and of high moral principles guided by the Jesuit ideal of being men and women for others.
Father Steven Boes obtained his graduate degree in 1994 from Creighton University.
Father Boes is the fourth priest to succeed Father Edward Flanagan, who in 1917 founded the iconic Boys Town. The national executive director since 2005, Father Boes oversees what is now one of the largest privately-funded nonprofit, nonsectarian child care agencies in America. Father Boes has more than 20 years experience as a nonprofit director, counselor and youth advocate. The Carroll, Iowa native has been a priest in the Archdiocese of Omaha since 1985 and earned his master’s in counseling degree from Creighton University. He has been a pastor and teacher in Norfolk, Fremont and Omaha and was also director of St. Augustine Indian Mission in Winnebago, Neb.