Message from the President
Congratulations! You have made an excellent choice to attend Our Lady of the Lake College. Here you will encounter a challenging academic experience and you will be supported by dedicated faculty and staff. You have chosen to grow intellectually, professionally and spiritually in an authentic and hospitable Catholic, Franciscan community. Welcome!
To make the most of your experience at Our Lady of the Lake College, I have two key points of advice for you. I urge you to 1) become fully engaged in your Our Lady of the Lake College experience, and 2) find true meaning and purpose in all you do by embracing our Franciscan core values.
I encourage you to immerse yourself in all of the opportunities available to you…in the classroom, in co-curricular opportunities and through the relationships that you will develop on campus. First, dive deeply into your course work. Don’t just attend classes in an obligatory manner, accumulating the necessary credits required for your chosen program. Rather you must sincerely engage the course material in order to sincerely learn. Next, get involved in the many opportunities to learn outside the classroom as well. Participate in student organizations. Join in on community service projects. Develop your leadership potential and grow. Finally, immerse yourself in the college community. Get to know your fellow students as well as the faculty, staff and administration of this great campus community. This is how you will build and nurture positive and lasting relationships.
As you immerse yourself in the life of the college, be sure to do so with a purpose. Find meaning in your experience here at Our Lady of the Lake College by embracing our Franciscan core values of service, reverence for life, humility, joyfulness of spirit and justice. I encourage you to embrace these core values and rely on them to ensure that all you do has true meaning and purpose. As you immerse yourself in your classes, in student organizations and in the campus community, allow these core values to guide your decision-making.
You have already made the excellent choice to attend Our Lady of the Lake College. I now urge you to make the most of your experience here. And do so with a purpose to serve others, to revere life, to exhibit sincere humility and joyfulness of spirit, and to bring justice. May your Our Lady of the Lake College experience be wonderfully challenging, rewarding and meaningful!!
Tina Holland, Ph.D.