More than 300 students complete studies

Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2013

More than 300 OLLU graduate and undergraduate students completed their studies and took part in graduation ceremonies May 4 at Freeman Coliseum. Rev. David Garcia, director of the Old Spanish Missions for the Archdiocese of San Antonio, served as the commencement speaker.

Fr. Garcia, who is responsible for San Antonio's four 18th century missions which are active parish churches and part of the San Antonio Missions National Historic Park, reminded students to use their gifts and talents in service to others and to improve the world.

The ceremony marked the first graduation exercise during which OLLU's new President Sister Jane Ann Slater, CDP, PhD, handed out diplomas. It also marked the last commencement exercise conducted by OLLU Registrar Norma Anderson. She will be retiring from OLLU after more than 40 years of service. 

OLLU charm available
An Our Lady of the Lake University charm featuring an image of the Main Building is now available and it makes a great graduation gift. The sterling silver charm is $50. It can be purchased with cash or check following Graduation Liturgy at the Main Building Welcome Center desk or at Freeman Coliseum during Commencement. It can also be purchased through the Institutional Advancement Office in Moye Hall, Room 108. Those purchasing the charm at the office can use cash, checks or credit cards. Proceeds from the sale of the charms will go to The Lake Fund. For more information, contact Alex Garcia at 210-434-6711, ext. 3955.