RECENT GRADUATES
HISTORY DEPARTMENT


Read what recent graduates say about OLLU's History Department.
(To hear from current students, click here.)


"I believe that the education that I received at the Lake has enabled me to move on in the academic world. The faculty members at Our Lady of the Lake have given me the tools to further my academic career as I look forward to graduate school."
- Joseph N. De Leon, Spring 2009 Graduate
BA, History
   (2nd year in MA/Hisory  program/UTSA)






"Specializing in history at Our Lady of the Lake University has been both challenging and exciting. I have learned about the study of the human past in all its dimensions, developed intellectual capabilities and respect for cultural diversity, morality and goal citizenship. My studies have allowed me to attain valuable lifelong skills in research techniques, careful reading of sources, critical thinking about issues and problems, and cogent written analysis of relevant topics. This will certainly groom me for graduate school."
- Luisa Torres, Spring 2009 Graduate
BA, Liberal Studies (Core in History)




"The rigorous coursework I completed as a student in the history department at OLLU has ensured me a spot in graduate school. The history department has instilled in me a solid foundation for my education and the need to further it with an advanced degree. The professors at OLLU have been pivotal in my understanding of history because they have helped me see multiple perspectives.”
- Ashlon R. Filsinger, Spring 2009 Graduate
BA, History
(2nd year in MA/Hisory  program/UTSA)



"I completed requirements for my bachelor of arts in liberal studies with a concentration in history and graduated May 10, 2009: two weeks after my 52nd birthday. I have to thank everyone at OLLU for helping me accomplish my goals, especially Sr. Nagy, Sr. Flores and Norma Anderson (registrar)."
- Helen I. McNabb, Spring 2009 Graduate
BA, Liberal Studies (Core in History)





"The history department of OLLU is known for its character, excellence and integration. Today, I am a better person because of the excellence and respect of the staff and students of OLLU."
- Samuel D. Flores, Spring 2009 Graduate
BA, History






"My time at OLLU and in particular within the history department challenged and prepared me for success in and out of the classroom. The faculty in the history department were the best and deserve credit for me becoming the first in my family to attend and earn a college degree. Each semester I was taken to a new country and region and developed an appreciation for all the diversity the world has to offer. I am proud to be called an alumni of OLLU because I consider the university my second home and the faculty family".
- Frank P. Hernandez, Fall 2008 Graduate
BA, History



"The quality instruction and the carefully planned and challenging courses in the history/social studies program gave me a full taste of the study of history. It has prepared me for graduate school and for the dynamic twenty-first century classroom."
- Nelson Guerra, Spring 2008 Graduate
BA, Social Studies (with a core in history)
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