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Student Affairs and Student Government Association hosting Town Hall meetings

The Division of Student Affairs and the Student Government Association are hosting Virtual Student Town Hall Meetings to share information and answer questions about changes that have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic and the university’s efforts to follow local and federal safety and health guidelines.

The meetings will take place today at 12:30 and 4 p.m.

To help the team best prepare for the sessions, students should take the SGA Town Hall Survey so that the panelists have information ready to share.

To access the meetings:

WebEx Link for the 12:30 p.m. Town Hall
Event address for attendees:
https://ollusa.webex.com/ollusa/onstage/g.php?MTID=e6221ea203641e2088734356096a3f56b

Description: SGA Town Hall to address OLLU students’ needs
Event Number: 260 504 611
Event Password: ollu

WebEx Link for the 4 p.m. Town Hall
Event address for attendees: https://ollusa.webex.com/ollusa/onstage/g.php?MTID=e940cdcd6297984c7f9af11642f39f29c
Description: SGA Town Hall to address OLLU students’ needs
Event number: 265 593 675
Event password: ollu

Change in SGA leadership

There has been a change in SGA leadership. Due to the current circumstances several student leaders had to make personal choices and sacrifices to focus on new priorities. At this time, Priscilla Martinez had to conclude her SGA President position. Alyssah Gonzalez is now acting SGA President for the remainder of the spring semester.

Childcare Scholarship award application deadline extended

United Way’s Women United Childcare Scholarship award pays for a portion of childcare costs, supporting parents who are seeking a degree or job training by providing access to affordable childcare, enabling parents and children to further their education.

The scholarship is open to any undergraduate student, full or part time, who is a Bexar County resident with a minimum 2.5 GPA, demonstrated financial need and not currently enrolled in a Child Care Services subsidized childcare program.

The application deadline has been extended to March 15, 2020. View flier for more information.

For more information, contact Belinda Granados at 210-431-6575 or bagranados@ollusa.edu.

Volunteer and Internship Fair set for Wednesday

Students are invited to network with recruiters and learn more about volunteer opportunities during the Volunteer and Internship Fair, Wednesday from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Mall Area.

During the event, representatives from area organizations will be available to provide information about internship, job and volunteer opportunities. View flier to see the organizations that will be in attendance.

For more information, contact David Espinoza at 210-431-3990 or despinoza7@ollusa.edu or Nikki Nino at 210-431-6508 or nmnino@ollusa.edu.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Service-Learning and Volunteerism and the Worden School of Social Service.

Business students receive scholarships from local Financial Executives International chapter

Arturo Ibarra, finance major, and Mya Dennis, accounting major, each received a $2000 award from Financial Executives International (FEI) San Antonio Chapter.

Mya Dennis, accounting major, and Arturo Ibarra, finance major, each received a $2000 award from Financial Executives International (FEI) San Antonio Chapter.

The Dr. Keith A. Russell Award for Academic Excellence is given for outstanding academic performance to juniors in accounting and finance.

The 2020-2021 STARS Scholarship application is now available

The STARS Scholarship fund is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting access to and success in higher education. The organization is offering scholarships to students who are dedicated to completing a degree at an accredited college or university.

The scholarship is open to undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students.

Scholarship criteria:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551.
  • Be a permanent resident (five or more consecutive years) of and have a permanent South or West Texas address in one of the 30 counties served (listed on the STARS website).
  • Have earned/completed at least 12 undergraduate credit hours at a U.S. accredited college or university before applying for the scholarship.
  • Have a minimum college cumulative grade point average (GPA) or 2.7 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Have completed a high school diploma or its equivalent prior to the fall of the new academic year
  • Be enrolled in a U.S. accredited four-year university undergraduate program, (full-time) seeking a bachelor’s degree, or a university graduate program (full-time) seeking a master’s, law or doctorate degree.

Deadline to apply in March 31, 2020.

For scholarship application and more information on the application process, visit www.starsscholarship.org.

Fall 2019 Dean’s List announced

The Student Affairs Division congratulates the 305 undergraduate students who have been named to the fall 2019 Dean’s List. This distinction recognizes students who earned a grade point average of at least 3.75 while completing at least 12 credit hours. In recognition of their academic achievement, eligible students are invited to attend a reception that will take place Thursday, Feb. 27 at 5:30 p.m. in Chapel Auditorium.

View full Dean’s List.

Recipients who wish to attend the reception should RSVP here. There is a limit of two guests per honoree. The dress code for the event is business casual.

Staff and faculty in attendance do not need to RSVP. For more information, contact Student Affairs at 210-431-3954 or studentaffairs@ollusa.edu.

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