Christianna Davies - English Major - Spring 2020 Senior Spotlight
Major: English with a minor in Professional and Technical Writing
Campus Activities and Achievements: University Choir, Music Ensemble Association and Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program
Impact of OLLU: Everything that I learned throughout my time at OLLU has made me more confident in what I want to do with my future and has assured me that I can make an impact someday. I have my professors to thank for their guidance in this regard.
Patience Okpe - Mass Communication Major - Spring 2020 Senior Spotlight
Major: Mass Communication
Campus Activities and Achievements: Basketball Team, Track and Field Team, work study for the OLLU Sports Information Office, Volunteer
OLLU has taught me to be a more independent young lady.
Joel Gonzalez - Criminal Justice Major - Spring 2020 Senior Spotlight
Major: Criminal Justice
Campus Activities and Achievements: I was a member of the Men's Soccer Team, and, thanks to OLLU Events Services, I was a part of San Antonio's 2019 Fiesta Flambeau parade, OLLU's 5K Confetti Run. I also volunteered at McCullough Hall with the Sisters. All these events were highlights of my time at OLLU and they will stick with me forever.
OLLU has impacted my life in many ways, but the biggest impact was the friends I made along the way, who I now consider family.
Jazlyn Hernandez - Communication Sciences and Disorders Major - Spring 2020 Senior Spotlight
Major: Communication Sciences and Disorders
Campus Activities and Achievements: Cheer Team, 5-K Confetti Run, Campanas de America Annual Concert, Fiesta Flambeau Parade, University Events work study taking part in many weddings, Quinceañeras, conferences, and the faculty-staff awards.
Before coming to OLLU, I thought I had everything figured out and knew exactly what I wanted to do. Which was to get my bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and to then further my education by getting my master's degree in order to become a Speech-Language Pathologist. However, I have come across so many amazing professors and faculty members that have given me so much knowledge about the different fields of work out there. I do love what I have learned so far, but my plans have changed. I will be graduating with my bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, but I now will be going on and getting my master's degree to become a School Psychologist. I love everything I have learned, and I am so thankful to OLLU and for the impact it has had on me.
Alexis Medrano - Psychology Major - Spring 2020 Senior Spotlight
Campus Activities and Achievements: Honors Program, Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program, Psi Chi International Honor Society, Alpha Chi Honor Society, Order of Omega Honor Society, Providence Leadership Program, OLLU BLUE Nation Orientation Leader, Lions Club, Active Minds, Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc., Dean's List, Center for Service Learning and Volunteerism Outstanding Service Leader Award, OLLU Achievement Award, Student Leader Excellence Award
OLLU has impacted my life in many ways. I have achieved my life goal and became the first in my family to graduate from college. I have also learned so much and have truly become a better student and had wonderful opportunities that I wouldn't have had otherwise. I was challenged academically, and my professors have truly guided me in many ways. I have made friendships that will last a lifetime. I have also learned the power of helping others and being able to give back to the community in many ways.
Humberto Becerra - Criminal Justice Major - Spring 2020 Senior Spotlight
Campus Activities and Achievements: Alpha Chi Honor Society, Blue Crew Leader, Criminal Justice Society, Deans List Recipient, First Generation Student Organization, Honors Program Student, Honors Program Newsletter Co-Founder, Honors Program Advisory Council, LIFE Mentor, Omega Delta Phi Fraternity Inc.,OLLU Pep-Band, Saints Welcome Leader, Saints Greek Council, Sigma Lambda Honor Society, and Student Government Association.
Impact of OLLU: In retrospect of my experience at OLLU, I can genuinely say that the individual who I was before coming to this institution would be very proud of the transformation I have undergone. Taking into consideration my involvement in various campus activities along with the positive influence of various people I now hold dear to my heart, I have been able to grow academically, socially and professionally.
Natalie Fazio - Mass Communication - Spring 2020 Senior Spotlight
Major: Mass Communication
Campus Activities and Achievements: Volleyball Team
OLLU has impacted my life in a very positive way and allowed me to create a lot of relationships that will last a lifetime.
Giovanni Cardenas - Kinesiology Major - Spring 2020 Senior Spotlight
RSS Description: Giovanni Cardenas
Campus Activities and Achievements: OLLU always kept me busy. I have been on the soccer team for four years. There are many other things that I was able to participate in outside of the classroom.
OLLU has impacted my life in so many ways. It has taught me important life lessons like time management, how to make the better decisions, how to organize effectively, how to be a better leader, how to value social interactions and more. OLLU has also allowed me to meet some amazing people including professors, coaches, staff and many life-long friends for whom I am very grateful.
Alyssah Gonzalez - Political Science with a Minor in Criminal Justice - Spring 2020 Senior Spotlight
Major: Political Science
Campus Activities and Achievements: Student Government Association President, McNair Scholar, Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc., Social Justice Living Learning Community Mentor, Alpha Chi Honor Society, Saints Greek Council, Blue Nation Orientation, Criminal Justice Society, Lions Club, Law and Politics Society, L.I.F.E. Program, San Antonio Higher Education Student Representative Association, The City of San Antonio Student Advisory Board
Our Lady of the Lake University has taught me to open my mind and heart to the world around me. I've learned to dig deep within my education and realize the impacts it can make in our communities.
Robert Oliva Jr. - Dual Degree - BA in Psychology and a BS in Kinesiology - Spring 2020 Senior Spotlight
Robert Oliva Jr.
Dual Degree - BA in Psychology and a BS in Kinesiology
Campus Activities and Achievements: Sigma Theta Epsilon National Christian Fraternity, Saints Greek Council, Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program, Dean's List, OLLU Chapel Choir, a LIFE Program mentor, an Encuentro mentor, Co-Founder of Blue Crew, Order of Omega Greek Honor Society, Psi Chi Honor Society, Blue Nation Orientation Leader, Awakening Retreat Staff, OLLU Band and OLLU Choir
OLLU has impacted my life tremendously. I feel that OLLU has brought me out of my shell and pushed me to be the person and leader that I am today. OLLU has brought me many challenges and has increased my drive to become the successful man that I dream to be. I thank OLLU for the experiences that I have been blessed with and for the path it has sent me on.