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Students inducted into International Honor Society in Psychology

Thirty undergraduate and graduate students were inducted into Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology.

The new fall undergraduate members are Vanessa Ayon, Julianne Emery, April Jimenez, Arely Rios, Scott Rios and Jazmyne Torres. The new spring undergraduate members are Azyadeh Batista, Lizbeth Garza, Dominique Cole, Alexis P. Elizondo, Mary A. Garza, Yesenia Gonzales, April Jimene, Evelyn Lopez, Victoria G. Lopez, Monzerrath Rodriguez, Sheccid Rosales, Ivan Salazar, Valeria Sanchez-Perales, Samantha A. Saucedo, Bryana A. Servantes, Daija N. Smith, Chris A. Silverio and Leilah M. Tokmehdash.

The new fall and spring graduate members are Johanna Heath, Daniel Hoover, Elisa Pena, Cassandra Roque and John Wyble. 

One new student member transferred from another institution: Alayah Cantu.

The Psi Chi Officers for 2019-20 were Co-presidents Gina Vasquex in the fall and Romelia Arredondo-Arenas in the spring and graduate co-president Dalila Romero. The secretaries were Vanessa Guevara in the fall and Nina Cruz in the spring. The treasurer was Aaron Moncevais. The Student Government Association representative was Daquane Triplett, the historian Lauryn Castro, the undergraduate social chair Kayla Acosta and the graduate social chair Valerie Perez.

Student Leadership Award recipients named

The university congratulates all student, faculty and staff winners of the 2019-2020 Student Leadership Awards, which were announced last Tuesday. Recipients are listed below or view winners on the PowerPoint Presentation:

  • Senior Wings Up Achievement: Alyssah Gonzalez
  • Sr. Margit Nagy CDP Women’s Empowerment: Alyssah Gonzalez
  • Leadership in Spirituality and Service: Richard Galvan III
  • Providence Award: Lydia Hamner
  • Residence Life Program of the Year: “Paws and Pals,” hosted by Katie Shamy, Rebekah Wynn and Eric-Tyler Guerrero
  • Residence Life Rookie of the Year: Jasmin Huerta
  • Resident Assistant of the Year: Ayala Adams
  • Center for Service-Learning and Volunteerism Outstanding Service Leader Award: Alexis Medrano
  • President’s Volunteer Service Award: Jesus Rodriguez and Peter Apaez

Academic Excellence:

  • Chartered Student Organization: Saints Productions Board, Overall GPA of 3.4
    • Special Interest Organization: Lions Club, Overall GPA of 3.7
    • Academic Organization: Saints Accounting Club, Overall GPA of 3.77
    • Greek Organization: Kappa Delta Chi, Overall GPA of 3.43
  • Engaged Advisor: Dr. Rosalind Evans, The Alliance
  • Heart of OLLU: Darrell Glasscock, Director of Facilities Management
  • Unsung Hero: Getsemani Arteaga, MASA; Brianna Munoz-Rabb, Criminal Justice Society; Jaime Nicholson, Student Veterans of America; Isabel Rodriguez, The Alliance
  • Bridge Builder: Natasha Glenn, The Alliance, and Robert Oliva Jr., Saints Greek Council
  • Rising Star: Nora Anda, Student Government Association; Marinela Briseno-Hernandez, Volunteer Unity Council; Van Cormier, Student Veterans of America; Adriana Medina, The Alliance; Vivian Najar, The Alliance; Mia Sanchez, MASA; John Segovia, Saints Productions Board.
  • Student Leader Excellence: Anna Boone, The Alliance; Lauryn Castro, NSSLHA; Brandon Celedone, Criminal Justice Society; Jeremy Faulkner, Student Veterans of America; Natasha Glenn, The Alliance; Victoria Herrera, MASA; Marisol Mesa, Saints Productions Board; Tricille Otineru, Student Veterans of America.
  • New RSO of the Year: First Generation Student Organization
  • Innovation Award: Worden Social Work Organization’s Familiacita Young Parents Expo
  • RSO Beacon Award: The Alliance
  • OLLU Achievement: Humberto Becerra, Alyssah Gonzalez, Genoveve Gutierrez, Priscilla Martinez, Alexis Medrano, Robert Oliva Jr., Dianna Santillan and Crystal Venegas
  • St. Catherine Medal: Kimberlee Flores 

Health insurance waiver open for students

The student Health Insurance Waiver is open from now until August 31. In accordance with the  OLLU health insurance requirement, the waiver must be completed each academic year.

To complete the waiver, go to, search for Our Lady of the Lake, click the waive/enroll button and follow the prompts. The health insurance fee automatically appears on the tuition statement for students enrolled in more than seven hours. The waiver is not necessary for those who take all their classes online. International students cannot waive.

Please note: Students should wait 24 hours after registration to submit their waiver, and allow seven to10 days for the fee to be removed. 


Contact WellFleet customer services if you have any issues submitting the waiver. Call 800-633-7867 and ask for the waiver department, or email the Health Services Office at

Senior capstone presentation, ‘The Hotel Bella Muerte,’ to launch May 1

The Visual Arts Program proudly announces the launch of Miranda Brawner’s senior Exhibition and Capstone Presentation, “The Hotel Bella Muerte,” on Friday.

The virtual exhibition will run through June 1. To view the exhibit, visit

“The Hotel Bella Muerte” is a series of works done to illustrate the story of a ragtag group of hotel occupants that desperately want to escape and get back to their lives.

English, Mass Communication and Drama classes available online this summer

All OLLU classes will be offered online this summer. The English, Mass Communication and Drama Department encourages students to take advantage of the following courses available online this summer.

Summer I English classes for undergraduates include Intro to Fiction, Survey of Mexican American Literature and Written Business Communication. One graduate English course, The Writer and the Writer’s work, will also be taught.

Three Summer I Communication courses for undergraduates will be taught: Adobe Certification Prep, Event Planning Management and Communication Internship.

SGA elections postponed, Nora Anda named interim president

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Student Government Association (SGA) Election Committee has decided to postpone SGA elections until the fall semester.

With both SGA executives graduating in May, the next in line to serve is the Director of Records and Finance, Nora Anda, a senior kinesiology major. Anda is excited to serve in this new position until the fall elections. Congratulations to Nora on her interim presidency.

Reminder: register for summer and fall 2020 classes

All current OLLU students are now able to register for summer and fall 2020 classes.

Freshmen and transfer students with less than 30 earned hours will need to meet with their academic adviser prior to completing registration. Sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students should contact their faculty adviser to schedule an appointment prior to registering.

How to register for classes

  • Log in to the myOLLU Portal and select “Student Planning”
  • Register for courses that have been planned during advising session
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