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Peanut butter drive continues through Friday

The Division of Mission and Ministry is holding a peanut butter drive to benefit the San Antonio Food Bank. The drive runs through Friday.

Members of the OLLU community are asked to donate to help Mission and Ministry reach its goal of 700 jars. Any size and type of peanut butter will be accepted. Jars can be dropped off in the Elliott House.

For more information, contact Roxanna Chavez at 210-528-7171 or

Alpha Chi Honor Society holds fall 2017 induction

The Texas Nu chapter of Alpha Chi National Honor Society held its fall induction in early November. The organization inducted students from the San Antonio, Houston and Rio Grande Valley campuses as well as online students.

During the ceremony, Cullen Grinnan, PhD, associate professor of Education, served as the keynote speaker. Elizabeth Dyer, PhD, assistant professor of music, and OLLU’s women’s quartet, the Sweet Adelines, provided live entertainment.

The Texas Nu Chapter of Alpha Chi was founded at OLLU in 1922. It was the 13th chapter to be established. Although the national society has invited graduate students to join since 2007, this was the first year that graduate students were invited to join at OLLU. Consequently, the chapter accepted 95 students – the largest group of initiates at OLLU.

For those students interested in joining the Alpha Chi Honor Society, the OLLU Texas Nu chapter automatically emails invitations to eligible candidates each fall. Students must be a junior, senior or graduate student and in the top 10 percent of their class to be invited to join.

The Texas Nu chapter would like to express its gratitude to the following groups that helped make this year successful:

  • Student Leadership and Development
  • Student Government Association
  • Events Services
  • Accounts Payable
  • Houston campus staff
  • Rio Grande Valley staff
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Alpha Chi national office staff

For more information about Alpha Chi, contact faculty sponsor Kristina Terkun-Castro, PhD, assistant professor of economics, at 210-431-5595 or

Employees must submit timecards prior to Christmas break

Due to the Christmas break, the Payroll Office requests that all timecards for staff must be submitted before leaving at noon on Thursday, Dec. 21. Employees are reminded to input their holiday hours for Dec. 21 (half day) and 22. Hourly employees will be paid as scheduled on Dec. 29.

Employees who are planning to take vacation time prior to Dec. 21 must input their additional vacation days and submit their time for approval prior to leaving for vacation.

Hourly individuals who anticipate taking vacation time through Jan. 5 will need to coordinate with their supervisors to make sure their hours are recorded on time.

Adrian Delgado is named to the NAIA Men’s Soccer All-American Honorable Mention Team

Men’s soccer player Adrian Delgado has been named to the 2017 NAIA Men’s Soccer All-American Honorable Mention Team. Delgado is the first-ever men’s soccer player to earn this honor. Head Coach Shane Hurley commented, “The team and coaching staff are immensely proud of Adrian. He has consistently been hard working and internally motivated as a student and athlete. It’s wonderful to see someone get rewarded for doing the right things.” Delgado led the Saints to a second-place finish in the conference. He led the team in goals with 14. His records included: a tie for the most goals scored in a season with 14, fourth all-time in goals scored with 17. This season, he scored a hat trick against Jarvis Christian College, and in 18 games played, he recorded four assists, and along with his 14 goals, tallied 32 points. He took 42 shots, 27 of which were on goal. He scored two game-winning goals. He led the conference in points/game (32/1.78), goals/game (32/.78). Delgado led the Saints to a 9-7-2 overall record and 7-2-1 in the conference.

Basketball teams open conference with wins

The women’s and men’s basketball teams triumphed over the University of St. Thomas and Texas College this past week to open their Red River Athletic Conference Schedule. The women defeated St. Thomas 88-75 last Thursday, and on Saturday, they beat Texas College 112-57. The women move to 7-4 overall and 2-0 in the RRAC. The men won 59-54 over St. Thomas, and 85-71 against Texas. They move to 5-5 overall and 2-0 in conference.

The teams will return home for a pair of conference games on Friday and Saturday. On Friday, the women will play Wiley College at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, the women play Jarvis Christian College at 5:30 p.m. and the men will follow at 7:30 p.m.

OLLU trustee Jorge Calderón to serve as commencement speaker Saturday

Jorge L. Calderón, a member of the OLLU Board of Trustees, will serve as the commencement speaker during ceremonies on Dec. 9 at Freeman Coliseum. OLLU will confer degrees for more than 350 undergraduate and graduate students.

Calderón, a 27-year banking veteran, joined Capital One Bank in 2006, served as Dallas Market President, and currently serves as Central Texas Regional Executive for Capital One Commercial Banking Group and San Antonio Market President.

Prior to joining Capital One Bank, Calderón led JP Morgan Chase’s Middle Market Downtown Group and one of Frost National Bank’s Corporate Banking teams in Dallas.

Before his banking career, worked as an industrial engineer for a Dallas- based manufacturing company.

Calderón has been heavily involved in community activities since 1994, serving on the boards of the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Banking Association, executive committee for Boy Scout Troop 712, and Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas among others. His philanthropic efforts have also benefitted the Genesis Women’s Shelter and Junior Achievement of South Texas. He
is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce.

In 2013, he received the Dallas Business Journal 2013 Minority Business Leader Award.

Calderón is a graduate of Leadership Dallas (1998) and Leadership Arts (1992). He has a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a corporate finance MBA from the University of Dallas School of Management.

Graduation celebrations and preparation begin Friday with Ring Blessing and Graduation Liturgy.

The schedule of events is as follows:
Ring Blessing – 11 a.m. – Sacred Heart Chapel
Students will have the opportunity to have their rings and other items individually blessed. Graduation regalia not required.

Family Meet and Greet -12:30-2:30 p.m. – Chapel Auditorium

Graduation Liturgy – 3 p.m. – Sacred Heart Chapel
Graduating students and their families and friends are invited to celebrate Mass. Graduation regalia required.

Commencement Ceremony – 11 a.m. – Freeman Coliseum
3201 E. Houston Street
San Antonio, Texas 78219

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