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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 

Information for students regarding WellFleet Insurance

The following are frequently asked questions for students regarding the student insurance provided by WellFleet:

  1.  Will my WellFleet health insurance continue?
    1. Yes, you have private health insurance that is valid until July 31, 2020.
    2. If you are continuing on to the next academic year, the premium fee will be added to your tuition and the health insurance is effective beginning Aug. 1, 2020.
  2.  I am an International student and I returned to my home country; do I get a refund?
    1. No. You are still an enrolled student and International students are required to carry the WellFleet insurance. Refunds will not be issued as the insurance is still active and you have access to global emergency services.  
    2. Go to, search for Our Lady of the Lake University and look under “your benefits” for more information. You also have access to the 24/7 Nurseline as well as CareConnect.
  3. Does WellFleet have a 24/7 Nurse Hotline?
    1. Yes, WellFleet has a 24/7 nurse hotline. To contact the Nurseline, call 800-634-7629   
  4. Do I have access to any mental health programs?
    1. As a WellFleet member, you have access to CareConnect Behavioral Health Hotline. The program offers student members access to licensed behavioral health clinicians 24 hours a day at 888-857-5462.
  5. How do I get my membership card if I don’t have it?
    1. You can create an account at and print or email your card.
    2. Call WellFleet customer service at 877-657-5030.
    3. Call the OLLU Health Services Office for assistance at 210-431-3919.
  6. Does WellFleet have information specifically about COVID-19?
    1. Yes, visit for more information.

Men’s track and field broke several records at Texas Tech event

The OLLU men’s indoor track and field crew participated in the Texas Tech University Matador Open on Friday.

Head Coach Stephen Sherman said, “It is rare in track and field, at least in my experience, to compete in a meet where every athlete in the group is dialed in and are all successful on some level. Most if not all of our athletes hit season bests, career bests and or school records. Coach Terry Smith and I left the meet with a certain level of contentment that was different. To be quite honest it was a little odd not being disconcerted about anything, but it was refreshing too. I am very proud of this group.” Read full story.

W-2s now available on the myOLLU Portal

Employees can now access their W-2 online via the myOLLU Portal. A W-2 will be mailed only to former employees and current employees who have NOT consented via the portal to have their W-2 available electronically. They will be mailed by the IRS deadline. 

Current employees who have consented for their W-2 to be available electronically can print it from the portal.   

Additionally, employees are encouraged to review their withholdings. Those who would like to update their tax withholding status will need to complete a new W-4 return it to the Payroll Office in Main Building, Room 402. 

Women’s basketball ties all-time record in win over Texas College

The OLLU women’s basketball team completed the season sweep over Texas College after a 128-59 win. The Saints missed by one the overall record for most points scored in a game, which was 129 against Paul Quinn in 2015. The team also tied the overall Saints record for most threes in a game with 18.

The Saints improve to 18-4 overall and 11-0 in the Red River Athletic Conference, while Texas College drops to 5-14 overall and 3-8 in conference. Read full story at

Holiday hours for the cafeteria, library, bookstore and Help Desk

The following are hours of operation for the cafeteria, library, bookstore and IT Help Desk


  • Dec. 15-16 –closed
  • Dec. 17-21 – 7a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Dec. 22-Jan. 2 – closed
  • Jan. 3-4 -7 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Jan. 5-6 – Closed
  • Jan. 7-11 – 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Jan. 12 – Resume regular hours

Note: The C-Store will remain open throughout the Christmas break

OLLU Bookstore

  • Dec. 15-16 – Closed
  • Dec. 17-19 – 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Dec. 20 – 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Dec. 21-Jan. 2 – Closed
  • Jan. 3-4 – Regular hours
  • Jan. 5-6 – 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Jan. 7 – Resume regular hours

Available online throughout the holidays at


  • Dec. 21-Jan. 2 – Closed
  • Jan. 3 – Resume regular hours

Help Desk

  • Dec. 21-Jan. 2 Closed
  • Jan. 3 – Resume regular hours

OLLU 2018 United Way campaign sees 73 percent participation

OLLU’s 2018 United Way campaign saw continued success with a 73 percent employee participation rate. The total donation amount increased to $26,932.27, up more than $3,500 from last year.

The United Way supports 69 partner agencies and 137 programs in San Antonio that assist children, families and the SanAntonio community. Ninety-three cents of every dollar donated to United Way ofSan Antonio and Bexar County goes to direct service in the community with 7.2 percent going toward overhead costs, making United Way of San Antonio one of the most efficient and effective nonprofit agencies in the country.

For the team competitions, the EM-IA-MM Synergy Team (Enrollment Management, Institutional Advancement and Mission and Ministry) had 95 percent participation, followed by the College of Professional Studies, which had 84 percent participation.

Results of the United Way San AntonioHigher Education Workplace standings will be announced in the spring. Stay tuned to learn if OLLU retains its place as No. 1 in employee participation among San Antonio Higher Education Workplace Campaigns.

A special thanks is extended to the 304 employees who contributed to this philanthropic effort.

Women’s basketball is undefeated in conference

The women’s basketball team remains undefeated in the Red RiverAthletic Conference after crushing Texas College 95-55 on Saturday. In theSaints conference opener on Thursday, the defeated Paul Quinn College 120-84.The women are now 7-1 overall and 2-0 in conference. They will host theUniversity of St. Thomas on Thursday and Huston-Tillotson University onSaturday – both games are at 5:30 p.m.

OLLU in the news

5/2: San Antonio Express-News – Historic Masters Graduates
Ken Rodriguez’s blog on the first online MSW students to graduate.

5/2: San Antonio Express-News – OLLU ceremony kicks off college graduation season

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