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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.
Major: Social Work
Campus Activities and Achievements: Phi Alpha Honor Society, Sigma Alpha Pi Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi Honor Society, Worden Social Work Organization, IGNITE Fellowship, Dean's List, the Presidential Volunteer Service Award.
Impact of OLLU: OLLU definitely has been life-changing. I now have a better understanding of myself, my goals, and my skills. I have grown into a stronger woman. I found in OLLU the opportunity to continue an education that I thought was out of reach, but I was able to receive several scholarships and grants that helped me get through this journey with peace of mind.
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies/Special Education Major
Campus Activities and Achievements: Charles Butt Scholar, Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc., Bilingual Education Student Organization, Kappa Delta Epsilon, Delta Alpha Pi. Resident Assistant, Presidential Volunteer Awards.
Impact of OLLU: OLLU has impacted me in many magnificent ways. It has transformed my life offering me opportunities that I would have never dreamt of. It made me grow professionally as well as spiritually. OLLU is more than a university. It is a place that I have called home for the last four years. It will always hold a special place in my heart forever.
Campus Activities and Achievements: OLLU Lions Club, National Society of Leadership and Success, Vice President OLLU Saints Accounting Club.
Impact of OLLU: OLLU has impacted my life in a manner that will extend into my life after graduation. This school and all my professors were invested in providing me with the support and the proper tools I needed to succeed in the classroom. They also encouraged me to make sure I worked hard and set myself apart from others I will be competing with in my career.
Major: Communication Arts
Campus Activities and Achievements: Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc., LIFE (Leadership Institute for Freshman Excellence) Program, First Year Connection Executive Leader, The Lake Front Newscast reporter, anchor, editor, camera and teleprompter operator, The Lake Front Newspaper Executive Editor and reporter, The Saints Productions Board (marketing chair, fine arts chair, traditions chair and Vice President), STARS, The Saints Greek Council and member of the year 2018, Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society, Marketing Chair for the Student Leadership and Development Office, Blue Nation Orientation, Student Government Association Representative, Dean's List, Student Leader Excellence Award 2019, OLLU Achievement Award 2019.
Impact of OLLU: OLLU has impacted my life with gifting me so many things - friends who have become family who will last a lifetime, knowledge within my specialization in public relations, professors who have become friends and life mentors, cultural and societal awareness and enhancing my authentic self.
Campus Activities and Achievements: National Society of Leadership and Success, Service-Learning Projects with the City of San Antonio and Project Quest.
Impact of OLLU: OLLU has allowed me to grow and blossom into the creative and critical thinker I am today. Without OLLU, I would never have had the opportunity to work with the City of San Antonio or Project Quest, creating unique and original marketing campaigns for them that required me to think out of the box.