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Antonio Williams - Dual Degrees in Social Work and Interdisciplinary Studies - Spring 2021 Senior Spotlight

Antonio Williams - Dual Degrees in Social Work and Interdisciplinary Studies - Spring 2021 Senior Spotlight

May 3, 2021

Antonio Williams
Major: Dual Degrees in Social Work and Interdisciplinary Studies - EC-6 Certification/ with specializations in English as a Second Language and Special Education
Campus Activities and Achievements: I was honored to practice my clinical teaching at Carvajal Elementary School. I worked with the brightest students and the most professional educational rock stars (teachers). In the BSW program, I worked with the Crisis Text Line (CTL) as a crisis counselor. The CTL mission is: "At the intersection of empathy and innovation- we promote mental well-being for people wherever they are."

Jose L. Neri - Interdisciplinary Studies Major - Spring 2021 Senior Spotlight

Jose L. Neri - Interdisciplinary Studies Major - Spring 2021 Senior Spotlight

April 28, 2021

Jose L. Neri
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in Mathematics
Campus Activities and Achievements: Bilingual Education Student Organization, Teacher Association for Future Educators, Math Club
Impact of OLLU: OLLU has been a huge component of my success. The professors and staff have guided me throughout my college journey. OLLU has also provided me with opportunities to expand into my career field and connect with hiring districts.

Jalin Oliva-St. Romain - Psychology Major - Spring 2021 Senior Spotlight

Jalin Oliva-St. Romain - Psychology Major - Spring 2021 Senior Spotlight

April 27, 2021

Jalin Oliva-St. Romain
Major: Psychology with a minor in Social Work
Campus Activities and Achievements: Softball Team
Impact of OLLU: OLLU has given me the opportunity to further my education and provided me with the necessary tools to one day be a counselor for at-risk youth within the school system.

Crystal Ibarra - Psychology and Criminal Justice Major - Spring 2021 Senior Spotlight

Crystal Ibarra - Psychology and Criminal Justice Major - Spring 2021 Senior Spotlight

April 27, 2021

Crystal Ibarra
Major: Psychology and Criminal Justice
Campus Activities and Achievements: Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society, Sociology Department Work Study
Impact of OLLU: OLLU has offered me the tools I needed to reach my full potential. I have grown so much as a person and feel like I am prepared for what is to come.

Ciera Martinez - Kinesiology Major - Spring 2021 Senior Spotlight

Ciera Martinez - Kinesiology Major - Spring 2021 Senior Spotlight

April 27, 2021

Ciera Martinez
Major: Kinesiology with a minor in Psychology
Campus Activities and Achievements: Softball Team, Confetti Run Participant, Volunteer Activities at the Food Bank
Impact of OLLU: OLLU has impacted my life in several different ways. The first being my professors, who were such a huge part of my successes and getting me to where I am today. They were always patient with me even when I had away games; they always seemed to make it work for me. I would like to give a special shout-out to Dr. James Hall, Dr. Alexander Hutchison, Dr. Julio Guerrero and Dr. Randy Dietz. Next, I would like to acknowledge the support from all the staff and maintenance people. Lastly, I enjoyed all the wonderful people I met and crossed paths with throughout my time at OLLU. I will forever cherish every moment I had with each and every one.

Madison Polasek - Criminology and Criminal Justice Major - Spring 2021 Senior Spotlight

Madison Polasek - Criminology and Criminal Justice Major - Spring 2021 Senior Spotlight

April 27, 2021

Madison Polasek
Major: Criminology and Criminal Justice with a minor in Forensic Science
Campus Activities and Achievements: President of Student Government Association, Criminal Justice Society Community Intelligence Officer and Network Administrator, National Society of Leadership and Success
Impact of OLLU: I have built lasting connections, gotten to know my teachers more, learned from my professor's life experiences, and have grown into the woman I am today because of all of the great people supporting me.

Eric Zavala - Criminology and Criminal Justice Major - Spring 2021 Senior Spotlight

Eric Zavala - Criminology and Criminal Justice Major - Spring 2021 Senior Spotlight

April 27, 2021

Eric Zavala
Major: Criminology and Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology
Campus Activities and Achievements: President of S.T.A.R.S. (Student Team Actively Recruiting Students), Criminal Justice Society, Admissions Office Work Study, Dean Merit Recipient
Impact of OLLU: OLLU has impacted my life by opening up many opportunities out in my preferred field, and even in fields that are not in my major. Also, being here has allowed me to be more social among others and maintain strong personal and interpersonal relationships.

Nichole Infantes - Political Science Major - Spring 2021 Senior Spotlight

Nichole Infantes - Political Science Major - Spring 2021 Senior Spotlight

April 26, 2021

Nichole Infantes
Major: Political Science with a minor in Sociology
Campus Activities and Achievements: I have been involved in an internship at the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney's Office as well as an OLLU Admissions Tour Guide.
Impact of OLLU: OLLU has impacted my life by considering the little things and how personal you can make your education. The personal connection you make with the staff at the university makes you more than just a number on this campus but a family.

Mia Sanchez - Psychology and Mexican American Studies Major - Spring 2021 Senior Spotlight

Mia Sanchez - Psychology and Mexican American Studies Major - Spring 2021 Senior Spotlight

April 26, 2021

Mia Sanchez
Major: Psychology Pre-Counseling and Comparative Mexican American Studies
Campus Activities and Achievements: I was a part of Active Minds, a mental advocacy group on campus, for three years and was the president my junior year. I am also an active member of the Mexican American Student Association and am currently the president for the organization. I worked in the University's Counseling services all four years, as well.
Impact of OLLU: I have been exposed to so much knowledge and have grown a lot in my critical thinking, I have had great mentors (Shout out to Dr. Candace Zepeda and Dr. Aimee Villarreal), and I have created beautiful friendships with people.

Jessica Pruneda - Theology and Spiritual Action Major- Spring 2021 Senior Spotlight

Jessica Pruneda - Theology and Spiritual Action Major- Spring 2021 Senior Spotlight

April 26, 2021

Jessica Pruneda
Major: Theology and Spiritual Action with a minor in Political Science
Campus Activities and Achievements: Student Minister, Assistant Program Coordinator for the Center for Women, Intern for the Archdiocese of San Antonio, Pro-Life Saints Officer, Lions Club, Law and Politics Society, Bilingual Education Student Organization, Walking with Poor Intern
Impact of OLLU: OLLU has impacted me in so many ways. It has allowed me to grow both academically and spiritually. It has taught me the value of community, it really did take a village to help me get to where I am now. A special thanks to the Division of Mission and Ministry for being a huge part of that community.

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