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RSVP for Dean’s List reception by Feb. 22

Undergraduate students who maintained a grade point average of at least 3.75 during the fall 2018 semester have been named to the Dean’s List. Those students are eligible to attend the Dean’s List reception, which will take place on Feb. 28 at 5:30 p.m. in Providence Hall, West Social Room.

The reception will include presentation of medal and certificate to each recipient and will be followed by cake and punch.

Students who have made the Dean’s List and would like to attend the reception should RSVP by Friday to

Click here to view full list of recipients.

Earn extra cash by becoming a phonathon caller

The Development Office is hiring students for the university’s spring phonathon. Phonathon callers raise money for the Lake Fund by speaking with alumni and community friends, informing them of OLLU news and events, updating their contact information and asking them to make a gift to OLLU.

The pay is $8 per hour and students will work up to 20 hours per week during phonathon. The job description is available in the Student Employment Office. Contact Rosanna Luke at for more information.

$5,000 scholarship opportunity from HACU

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) is partnering with Café Bustelo® to award 20 eligible college students $5,000 El Café del Futuro Scholarships.

The scholarship opportunity is available to students who meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled full-time at a HACU-member institution
  • 18 years old or older
  • Be of Hispanic/Latino descent
  • U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident

For more information, visit the HACU website.

Spring 2019 TEACH session for teacher education students

There will be a TEACH information session on Thursday from 12:30-1:30 p.m., in Main Building, Room 325. The information session is open to students interested in becoming certified Texas teachers. The session is mandatory for students who will apply for the education program for fall 2019 and for students who are entering block courses.

Those who are interested in attending the session should RSVP to or on the sign-up sheet located outside of Moye Hall, Room 312.

The deadline to RSVP is today.

Click here for more information.

Mission and Ministry seeking mentors for summer theology institute

The Mission and Ministry Division is seeking 20 OLLU students to serve as college mentors for a high school theology institute from June 5-15, 2019. Students will provide logistical support and help facilitate activities and discussions designed to help high schoolers deepen their own faith and apply towards challenges within their community.

Mentors must be available all day and evening during the institute. On-campus housing and food will be provided during the event. A $1,600 stipend will be offered to the college mentor upon successful completion of responsibilities.

Applications are due to the Elliott House by 5 p.m. on Feb. 13.

For more information, contact Jennifer Bendele at, or Roxanna Chavez at

View more information here.
Download application here.

Work study instructor positions available through American Sunrise

America Sunrise is seeking OLLU students for their After-School Learning and Literacy Center instructor positions. Instructors assist “at risk” students in grades K-7 with homework in all core subjects, building literacy skills. Instructors will also serve as mentors, promoting good citizenship and positive social skills.

This is a work study position. Hours are Monday-Friday between 2:30-6:30 p.m.

More information can be found at the Student Employment Office in the Walter Center.

Click here to view full job

Student Business Office will begin issuing financial aid refunds on Feb. 1, 2019 

The Student Business Office will begin processing financial aid refunds weekly after the 100 percent drop period for the 2019 spring semester. Excess funds will be disbursed within 14 days from when funds are credited to the student’s account (not when they are awarded). Students can view when their funds are posted to their account in the E-Commerce system.

All students are encouraged to set-up an E-Refund profile in E-Commerce to have their refund direct deposited. Students should allow at least 24-48 hours depending on their financial institution for the funds to be credited.

Students who do not enroll in E-Refund will have their refund disbursed by check and mailed to the student’s preferred mailing address as indicated in university records.

A notification will be sent via email once funds have been disbursed.

For more information, contact the Student Business Office at 210-431-3929 or

Nineteen students earned the President’s Volunteer Service Award

The OLLU Center for Service-Learning and Volunteerism (CSLV) is pleased to announce that the President’s Volunteer Service Award had been awarded to 19 students who completed at least 100 hours of community service within the 2017-2018 academic school year.

The purpose of the President’s Volunteer Service Award, a White House initiative, is to motivate Americans to reach out to their community and dedicate their time to transforming society into a more stable environment.

The award is given at the bronze, silver and gold levels. The bronze medal is awarded to those who complete 100-174 hours, the silver medal is awarded to those who complete at least 175 hours and the gold medal is awarded to those who complete 250 hours or more.

A special congratulations is extended to Alexa Mora, who was awarded the gold medal for completing 271 service hours; Michael Garcia, who has received this award for four consecutive years; and Star Jimenez who has received this award for three consecutive years.

The following recipients have earned the award in the 2017-2018 academic year:

Alexandra Berrones – 165 hours
Kassie Carter – 100 hours
Anthony Cortez – 110 hours
Michael Garcia – 140 hours
DeeAnn Greehey – 102 hours
Janet Gutierrez – 128 hours
Lydia Hamner – 101 hours
Leslie Hernandez – 100 hours
Star Jimenez – 109 hours
Crystal Johnson – 108 hours
Julia Lewis – 107 hours
Brianna Luna – 103 hours
Silvia Menchaca – 112 hours
Alexa Mora – 271 hours
Robert Nelson – 102 hours
Roberto Reyes – 103 hours
Ashley Smith – 101 hours
Ariel Trevino – 102 hours
Joseph Vasquez – 103 hours

To earn the President’s Volunteer Service Award, students need to complete at least 100 CSLV-approved hours of community service between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019.

To get hours tracked by the CSLV, students must submit a Request for Service Project Approval. Once the project has been approved, the CSLV enters hours into its service database.

The CSLV will track all approved project hours for all students, including those who are not working toward the service award.

For more information, contact the CSLV at 210-431-3990,, or visit Worden School, Room 23.

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