For one student, the path to OLLU's PhD program in social work began in crisis. At the age of 13, Carol Meza Bakke experienced domestic violence, physical abuse and rejection.
Beginning in fall 2020, there will be no extra fees for books and digital course materials for OLLU undergraduate students. Textbooks will be available through the Bookstore at the beginning of the semester and digital materials will be available through Blackboard.
Thanks to the generous funds provided by Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) athletics' newest donors - Joshua Robertson and Erica Robertson ('20 BS) - the university's soccer field will feature many new amenities. Erica played on the women's soccer team from 2015-2018, and Joshua is her brother.
Yvette Benavides, professor of English, won first place in commentary from the Public Media Journalists Association (PMJA) for her piece, "The Human Cost of a Broken Border," which aired in June 2019 on "Texas Matters" on Texas Public Radio (TPR).
Of special note is an important change for the fall semester: Following the Thanksgiving break, all classes will move to remote/online instruction for the remainder of the fall semester. Students will be allowed to remain in the residence halls and use campus facilities and services, but classes and final exams will all be online.
Our Lady of the Lake University's Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Health Care Management has been named one of 2020's best for online learning in health care management by EduMed.org. OLLU earned top honors for online programs and courses that provide high quality education and services to students for an affordable price.