OLLU - Our Lady of the Lake University

OLLU offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in weekday, evening, weekend and online formats

This is the official page of Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU). Inspired by Catholic values and the heritage of the founding Congregation of Divine Providence, OLLU is a community called to transform individuals as they discover their purpose in life. We aspire to be nationally recognized for our distinctive programs, our expertise in Mexican American culture, and our diverse graduates who lead and serve with faith and wisdom to improve the world.

Operating as usual

06/16/2024

Scripture Sunday: "It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praise to your name, Most High, to proclaim your kindness at dawn and your faithfulness throughout the night" – Taken from Psalm 92:1-2

06/15/2024

OLLU Sports Information Director Patty Constantin and Sports Information Assistant Ryan O'Keefe spent the week at the College Sports Communicators Convention in Las Vegas where they joined thousands in the field to learn about current trends in promoting student-athletes.

06/14/2024

Did you know? Cassandra Valdez is the first softball player in OLLU history -- and the first from Brownsville -- to sign a pro contract. She will play for the Coastal Bend Tidal Wave of the Women's Professional Fastpitch (WPF). The team plays in Robstown at Fairgrounds Field.

06/13/2024

From the archives, a photograph marked "Baptism of the Bells" in Sacred Heart Conventual Chapel, circa 1946-47.

06/12/2024

Congrats to ’s Bruce Lenington and his staff for winning ATEC/NFCA NAIA National Coaching Staff of the Year. Full article coming soon.

06/12/2024

OLLU President Abel Chávez, PhD, greets Dr. Salvador D. Aceves, President of Regis University of Denver, while attending the HACU International Conference in Salamanca, Spain. Regis, a Jesuit Catholic University, is one of the newest Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs). OLLU is the birthplace of the HSI designation.

06/12/2024

Freshman Mathematics major Nayeli Cordova shows her school spirit in Sister Annie B's Cafe.

06/11/2024
06/11/2024

OLLU is proud of Steve O'Donnell, the new Chair of the Board of Trustees. Since joining the Board in 2010, O'Donnell has served in many roles, including as Chair of the Finance Committee. The former Managing Partner of FGF Brands (Hill Country Bakery), O'Donnell grew up in the foster system. At OLLU, he created an On-Campus Residential Restricted Scholarship, which provides housing for students who emerge from the foster care system. Outside of OLLU, he helped co-found the THRU Project, a nonprofit that supports foster youth as they age out of the foster care system.

06/10/2024

The accolades keep pouring in for Cassandra Valdez!

Cassandra Valdez Voted TUCCI/NFCA NAIA Pitcher of the Year

https://ow.ly/Xq4050SeAH9

06/10/2024

Forbes Advisor has ranked OLLU’s online Master of Social Work as one of the 10 best online MSW programs in the U.S. for 2024. Forbes Advisor wrote, “The Council on Social Work Education (CWSE) -accredited Master of Social Work online is one of few in the country with an emphasis on serving the Hispanic community.” OLLU is one of two Texas schools Forbes Advisor ranked in the Top 10. Baylor is the other.

06/09/2024

Scripture Sunday: "And looking around at those seated in the circle he said, 'Here are my mother and brothers. For whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.'" Taken from Mark 3: 34-35

06/07/2024

Celebrating San Antonio's Pride of the Westside - Our championship belongs to the entire community. We wish everyone a blessed and joyous weekend. May you spend time with your loved ones and thank Our Provided God for our blessings.

06/07/2024

Did you know? Hermila Anzaldua (MSW 1966) was a pioneer who founded and directed social work programs at UT-Rio Grande Valley, served as a professor and helped create the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners. In 1978, the South Texas Chapter of the National Association of Social Works (NASW) named her Social Worker of the Year. Anzaldua was inducted into the NASW Social Work Pioneers program, which honors social workers who have explored new territories and built outposts for human services on many frontiers. She passed away on May 26.

06/06/2024

The 2024 NAIA National World Series Champions - the OLLU Softball Team - were honored this morning at S.A. City Council Chambers. Mayor Ron Nirenberg read his proclamation that declared June 6, 2024, as "OLLU WOMEN'S SOFTBALL NAIA WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS DAY."

06/06/2024

Today, OLLU celebrates "National Higher Education Day," which is designed to educate and inspire future graduates. Less than 50 percent of first-time college students finish their degree within six years. OLLU is working to help students overcome obstacles and achieve our promise of Higher Education for a Higher Purpose.

06/06/2024

TBT: From the San Antonio Express on Sunday Dec. 9, 1923, a story about the newly built Sacred Heart Conventual Chapel at Our Lady of the Lake College.

06/05/2024

OLLU softball players (from l-r) Celina Wilharm, Peyton Farris, Kayla Dreese, Marissa Bradley and Eneli Garza show their school spirit on the set of News 4 WOAI-TV. Players and coaches were invited to appear after winning the NAIA World Series.

06/04/2024

Celebrate OLLU's first-ever National Championship with your very own commemorative t-shirt. The National World Series Championship T-shirt will only be available from Tuesday, June 4 through Tuesday, June 18. Get yours today here: https://ow.ly/VHeB50S95MO

06/04/2024

OLLU celebrated the Saints’ 2024 national championship softball team on Monday. Players rode a float to the softball field, where the championship banner was unveiled, and received a rousing welcome from fans who celebrated with noisemakers and applause as “We are the Champions” played over the loud speakers.😇

06/04/2024

OLLU is proud of Stephen C. Flowers, MS, Instructor of Physics and Mathematics. A magna cm laude graduate of the University of North Texas, he teaches general physics, college algebra and physical science. Stephen is a former adjunct instructor at Northeast Lakeview College.

06/03/2024

Join us on the softball field to celebrate our OLLU Softball National Champions. The team will be escorted by 2 fire trucks from the San Antonio Fire Department's Station 8 (Hamilton Ave.). The team will be riding over on a parade float thanks to Promo Kings. We will also have paletas, while they last.

06/03/2024

Join us today as we welcome our team home after winning OLLU's first-ever national title! We'll cheer them on as they exit the bus, and officials will make presentations to the team. Come on out at 3:30 p.m. by the OLLU Softball Field! We will live stream on the OLLU Saints Network here: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/ollusaints/

Photos from OLLU - Our Lady of the Lake University's post 06/02/2024

OLLU extends blessings and gratitude to Paul Olivier and Steve O'Donnell. Mr. O'Donnell was installed as the new OLLU Board of Trustees chair during a special ceremony on May 29. Mr. Olivier, who served as chair for five years, passed the gavel to Mr. O'Donnell on May 30 at the end of his final Board of Trustee meeting as chair. He will now serve as immediate past chair. Both men serve OLLU students with great integrity and care. The university community thanks them for their service. Read more online at https://www.ollusa.edu/news/2024/new-board-of-trustees-chair-installed.html.

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This is the official page of Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU). Inspired by Catholic values and the heritage of the founding Congregation of Divine Providence, OLLU is a community called to transform individuals as they discover their purpose in life. We aspire to be nationally recognized for our distinctive programs, our expertise in Mexican American culture, and our diverse graduates who lead and serve with faith and wisdom to improve the world.

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Congrats to #OLLUSoftball’s Bruce Lenington and his staff for winning ATEC/NFCA NAIA National Coaching Staff of the Year...
OLLU is proud to host the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Mariachi Camp on campus this week.
Celebrate OLLU's first-ever National Championship with your very own commemorative t-shirt. The #OLLUSoftball National W...
Celebrate OLLU's first-ever National Championship with your very own commemorative t-shirt. The #OLLUSoftball National W...
OLLU celebrated the Saints’ 2024 national championship softball team on Monday. Players rode a float to the softball fie...
OLLU SOFTBALL
The moment that #OLLUSoftball became NATIONAL CHAMPIONS! #WingsUpSaints #NAIASBWorldSeries #BattleForTheRedBanner
The OLLU softball team wins the NAIA World Series! The Saints defeat Jessup, 2-0, to claim the first national title in s...
#OLLUSoftball rallied to beat USAO with a walk-off home run today! The Saints will compete in the championship game tomo...
#OLLUSoftball Watch Party cheering on the Saints as AJ Flores walks it off to advance to the NAIA World Series Champions...
AJ. FLORES. #OLLUSoftball downs USAO 4-3 on a walk-off home run! The Saints are going to the championship game! #NAIASBW...
#OLLUSoftball ties the game! #OLLUSoftball 3 | USAO 3Top 7th#NAIASBWorldSeries #BattleForTheRedBanner

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