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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 rchavez@ollusa.edu.

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:
Friday
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.

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

New Lake View Residence Hall almost complete

The new Lake View Residence Hall rooms are nearly complete and students will be able to begin moving in on Jan. 9, 2018.

An official grand opening celebration will be held at the beginning of the spring semester.

Lake View Residence Hall Move-In Schedule
Tuesday, Jan. 9-Friday, Jan. 12 – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day
Saturday, Jan. 13-Sunday, Jan. 14 – Noon-5 p.m. each day
Monday, Jan. 15 – OLLU closed for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

OLLU United Way participation increased to 79 percent

OLLU employees donated a total of $23,283

OLLU improved its United Way campaign participation rate by 26 percentage points going from 53 percent in 2016 to 79 percent this year – a record high for OLLU. The total donation increased from $17,463 in 2016 to $23,283 in 2017. A special thanks is extended to the 302 OLLU Employees who contributed to the 2017 United Way workplace campaign philanthropic effort.

Enrollment Management, Institutional Advancement, and Student Life had 100 percent employee participation. Seventy-eight percent of staff contributed to United Way this year. All divisions participated at the 40 percent level or above. These three divisions that reached 100 percent will be treated to a social in January for their commitment to service.

College of Arts and Science (CAS) faculty contributed to United Way at a 97 percent giving level, up from 29 percent last year. CAS faculty will receive a luncheon for their strong efforts. Overall 72 percent of faculty contributed to the United Way giving in 2017. Both the College of Professional Studies and the School of Business and Leadership contributed at a 57 percent level.

On Dec. 13, OLLU will be recognized during the United Way Workplace Final Report Breakfast for the significant increase in participation levels. Results of the United Way San Antonio Higher Education Workplace standings will be announced in the spring. Stay tuned to learn if OLLU is No. 1 in employee participation among San Antonio Higher Education Workplace Campaigns.

Mission and Ministry holding peanut butter drive

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

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 rchavez@ollusa.edu.

Student services offices announce change in hours

The Registrar’s Office, Financial Aid Office and Student Business Office will no longer stay open until 6 p.m. every Wednesday. Regular office hours will now be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

During peak registration times, these offices will be open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Additionally, the offices will be open the first Saturday of weekend classes from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Please note: several services provided by the offices can be accessed online. These services include:

  • Registration
  • Add/drop classes
  • Transcript requests
  • Application for graduation
  • FAFSA application
  • Accept or deny financial aid awards
  • Access forms and documents
  • Payment plan enrollment
  • Make payments
  • View registration or financial aid amounts
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