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FALL 2012 ISSUE

Message from Family Relations Coordinator,
Alma C.Bustillo, MS


Wow, the fall semester has flown by, but the OLLU community has much to celebrate. Throughout the semester, students have participated in sporting events, theater productions, book readings, service projects and celebrations. They survived mid-term exams and have overcome challenges such as homesickness, time-management and class projects as they have traveled through their college journey. We are very proud of ALL of our students!

One of the greatest accomplishments for the Family Relations Office this semester has been Family Weekend. Attendance increased and we have been able to cultivate and continue wonderful relationships between families and the OLLU community.

Final exams are certainly on the minds of many as the semester draws to a close. Please remind your son or daughter to get plenty of rest and to utilize the resources available to them on campus. These resources include tutoring, the Writing Center and Counseling Services.

Finally, I would like to congratulate our upcoming graduates and their families. You have made the OLLU community very proud and there is always a place for you here on campus. Best of luck to all of you!


NEWS

Featured Family: Melissa Munoz
When Melissa Munoz arrived at Our Lady of the Lake University this fall, she moved about campus with the ease and familiarity of someone who had been here for years. She didn’t have the timidity of a freshman. Melissa possessed the confidence of an upperclassman.

Message from President Tessa Martinez Pollack
As we come to the end of the year, it is a good time to reflect on the blessings we have received. Our Lady of the Lake University has accomplished a great deal over the last few years to grow and improve so that we can better serve your daughters and sons.

Encourage your student to register today

Encourage your student to register for their spring classes now to ensure they receive the classes they need.

OLLU charm available in time for graduation and Christmas
An Our Lady of the Lake University charm featuring an image of the Main Building is now available. The sterling silver charm is the perfect Christmas or graduation gift.

CyberSaints win first place at competition
The CyberSaints, OLLU's cybersecurity team, won first place at the third annual Panoply Network Security Competition in October.

18 students earn President's Volunteer Service Award
The President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation was established in 2003 to recognize the contributions volunteers are making in their communities. The Council created the President’s Volunteer Service Award program as a way to honor Americans who inspire others to engage in volunteer service.

Loading up on Emmys
Students, alumni and faculty win television awards
Juan Renteria ranks among the most decorated television photographers in Texas. Since graduating from Our Lady of the Lake University in 1996, Renteria has won eight Emmy Awards -- or one every other year.

Men's soccer has a history-making season
For the first time in history, the OLLU men's soccer team earned the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) title after beating the University of Texas at Brownsville (UTB) by a score of 3-2.

Cross-country sends four to nationals
Three members of the OLLU women's cross-country team participated in the 2012 NAIA Women's Cross-Country National Championship at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in November.

Special thanks to corporate sponsor
OLLU Family Relations Office offers a special thanks to corporate partner Juan Garcia of State Farm who sponsored the prize for the half-court shot contest at Family Weekend this fall.

EVENTS

12/12 - Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
12/14 - Ring Blessing Ceremony

12/14 - Graduation Rehearsal
12/14 - Graduation Liturgy
12/15 - Residence Halls close
12/15 - Commencement
12/21 - OLLU campus closes for Christmas holidays
12/24 - Midnight Mass
1/2 - OLLU offices reopen
1/5 - Residence halls open
1/5 - Weekend College classes resume
1/7 - Traditional spring classes resume


Helpful Links
Use these helpful links as a
resource while your student is
in college.

VISIT FAMILY RELATIONS

SAINTS ATHLETICS

UNIVERSITY EVENT CALENDAR

FAMILY EDUCATION RIGHTS
& PRIVACY ACT (FERPA)

FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID
INFORMATION

FINANCIAL AID OFFICE

COUNSELING CENTER

Contact Us
Alma C. Bustillo, MS '06
Family Relations Coordinator
210-434-6711, ext. 8219
acbustillo@ollusa.edu





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