Major: Communication Sciences and Disorders
Campus Activities and Achievements: President of National Student Speech-Language and Hearing Association Our Lady of the Lake University Chapter, Historian of OLLU Psi Chi Honor Society in Psychology
OLLU has impacted my life by helping me learn about myself and my aspirations. I made many life-long friends here and am so grateful. I have grown more confident in myself and my abilities with the support of my professors, faculty, and friends.
Campus Activities and Achievements: OLLU women's soccer team for four years and won two conference championships; worked for Campus Recreation; took part in OLLU's award-winning Fiesta Parade floats and the Confetti Runs with the Event Services staff.
Impact of OLLU: As a student athlete, OLLU gave me the chance to continue my education and soccer career. I have been blessed to have learned from both the biology department staff and athletic coaches, while also getting the opportunity to collaborate and participate in numerous campus events.
Major: Business Management
Campus Activities and Achievements: Baseball team for OLLU for four years, playing right field.
Impact of OLLU: I have made lifelong friends from going here and made a lot of great memories.
Campus Activities and Achievements: Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program
I transferred from Alamo Colleges to Our Lady of the Lake University with the ambition of furthering my education in psychology. During my first semester, I was fearful of failing and not fitting in because I did not begin my first two years at a four-year university. Thankfully, OLLU's faculty, staff, and the McNair Scholars Program guided me and made feel a part of the community.
Campus Activities and Achievements: Cross-Country Team, Track and Field Team, and volunteer at the Food Bank
Impact of OLLU: OLLU impacted my life by molding the person I am today. It gave me a home that I felt a part of when I wasn't at home, with my teammates to my classmates.
Major: Music br>
Campus Activities and Achievements: Sigma Theta Epsilon National Christian Fraternity, Chapel Choir, Encuentro, Providence Leadership Program, Associate of the Congregation of Divine Providence, Ronald E. McNair Scholar, Student Minister, Music Ensemble Association.
Impact of OLLU: OLLU has impacted my life in a way that I couldn't imagine. From the very first day, I didn't feel far from home, I knew that I was meant to be here. Now that I think about it, it was all Providence. I also felt accepted for who I was as a person and that was thanks to Father Mario Serrano. Furthermore, during these past four years of my life, I have met amazing people and I wouldn't trade it for the world.
Valarie Cervantes - Interdisciplinary Studies/English as a Second Language Major - Fall 2019 Senior Spotlight
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies/English as a Second Language
Campus Activities and Achievements: Charles Butt Scholarship recipient through the Raising Texas Teachers initiative; Student Teacher in San Antonio Independent School District
Impact of OLLU: Being a student at OLLU has enabled me to stay within my comfort zone with the size of the classrooms, but also step outside of my comfort zone by having professors help me to realize what I am truly capable of and passionate about.
Campus Activities and Achievements: Board of Trustees Student Panel
Impact of OLLU: OLLU Impacted my life by providing unique opportunities for development that have allowed me to grow as an individual, both academically and professionally.
Campus Activities and Achievements: Saints Tennis Team
Impact of OLLU: OLLU impacted my life in a lot of ways. It was an amazing two and a half years because of the way the professors treat the students, because of the friends I made and all the good memories.
Campus Activities and Achievements: Cheer Team, Phi Theta Kappa, the National Society of Leadership and Success.
Impact of OLLU: Before I came to OLLU, I thought I knew what I wanted to do after I graduated. However, I have had some of the best professors that have given me so much knowledge about diverse fields to work in that now I have more options to consider. I love everything I have learned here at OLLU.