37 years later, School of Medicine alumnus comes back to Creighton to get his undergrad degree

37 years later, School of Medicine alumnus comes back to Creighton to get his undergrad degree

As a Creighton undergrad, Dan McGuire stands out; 62-year-old orthopedic spinal surgeons going back to school after a near-40-year hiatus just don’t make up a huge part of the student body these days.  

McGuire, MD’82, lives in Des Moines, works in northwest Iowa and is pursuing a degree online in Healthy Lifestyle Management through the College of Professional Studies.  

When he walks the stage at commencement next spring, he’ll finally have something he’s sought for more than four decades — an undergraduate degree at Creighton. 

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