What can I do with a biology degree?
Biology majors go on to work in public health, labs, research and classrooms. Others enter professional schools in medicine, dentistry, optometry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, nursing, clinical laboratory science and cytogenetics. A large number of our graduates attend graduate schools where they study biochemistry, pharmacology, neuroscience, toxicology, or cellular and molecular biology.  We look forward to including news of your event on this page, Please e-mail sending your name during the time you were at the Lake with us, the year of your graduation, and what you would like to share. If you have a picture of yourself or your family and attach it, we will try to include it. Looking forward to hearing from all our Alums.

OLLU alumni spotlights:
Class of 2004
In December 2009, Naxhiely Martínez Ramón completed her PhD through Rice University’s Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, one of the top programs in the country. She is now a Rice post doctoral research associate. Dr. Ramón, who earned a B.A. in biology and a B.S. in chemistry from OLLU, was featured in the January 2010 OLLU Alumni Newsletter.  

Class of 2003
March 2004 Roxie Jimenez reported that she is currently working at UTHSCSA in the Pharmacology Dept. doing research on drugs related to psychopharmaceuticals.

February 2004, Alma Sanchez has been accepted to the medical school at Galveston

January 2004, Darlene Tarango and Vanessa Nevarez completed classwork in Cytogenetics at UTHSC-SA and began lab rotations--Darlene in Houston and Vanessa in SA

Class of 2002
February 2004 Alicia "CC" Ramirez was promoted to Lab Tech III at the UTHSC

Note: Taking her place as Lab Tech II is James Drugan (class of 2001)

Tanya Lopez will attend Parker College of Chiropractic Medicine in Dallas beginning Fall 2004

Class of 2000
February 2004 Deb Almarez began a new position with the SA Health Dept's Microbiology Dept.

Note: Deb's supervisor is Sylvia Wolff (also class of 2000)

Class of 1997
Sandra Ytuarte begins her work on a Master's degree in Environmental Science at UTSA in Fall 2004

Alumni in History
Dr. Margaret Fay Longo (BA Biology '58) was the first woman president of the Louisiana Chapter of American College of Surgeons, and the first woman chief resident in surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. 

Sister Elizabeth Anne Sueltenfuss (BA Biology '44) is president emerita of Our Lady of the Lake University. Extremely active, she was recognized by the San Antonio Education Partnership Scholarship Fund for her work in developing the organization from its inception more than a decade ago. She was also honored by the Madonna Neighborhood Center at their 60th anniversary gala for her work on behalf of the center. La Prensa Foundation, Inc. also recognized Sueltenfuss as a role model to the Latino community through her work at OLLU and her congregation with the Religion Award at their Fourth annual “A Salute to Latina Women in Action” awards dinner. OLLU’s library was named in Sueltenfuss’ honor.

Our Lady of the Lake University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Our Lady of the Lake University that fall under one of these areas: (1) to learn about the accreditation status of the institution, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of the institution’s decennial review, or (3) to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement.

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