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Our Lady of the Lake College Welcomes New Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Judith V. Roberson recently joined Our Lady of the Lake College (OLOL College) as Vice President for Institutional Advancement.  Her 28-year career in higher education has included transformational work for the University of New Orleans and the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, where she played a leadership role in creating a comprehensive advancement program and grew relationships with new and existing donors through a grateful client program. 

Roberson brings to OLOL College a career of increasing professional responsibility and outstanding experience.  Other institutions where she has held leadership roles include Louisiana State University, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Sallie Mae, Nellie Mae and Stamats Higher Education Marketing.    Her responsibility as Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Our Lady of the Lake College is to establish a high-performing institutional advancement office and to develop philanthropic support for the strategic and master campus plan of the College.  Through collaboration with alumni and friends, the current campus will be transformed into a state-of-the-art “academic village” featuring healthcare education facilities.

Roberson holds a BS in Management from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a MA in Agency Counseling from Louisiana State University and A & M College.  She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, and serves on the Baton Rouge AFP National Philanthropy Day Committee.

Roberson attends St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Prairieville, Louisiana.  She is married to Kenneth and has one son, Kendrick, who attends Southeastern Louisiana University.    

For additional information, please call Elaine Crowe, Communications Coordinator, 225-490-1637. 

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About Our Lady of the Lake College

Established in 1923 by the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady, Our Lady of the Lake College now provides doctoral, masters, baccalaureate, and associate degrees primarily related to healthcare and infused with a strong foundation in the liberal arts.  The Our Lady of the Lake College academic community has worked diligently during the past decade to both expand upon the College’s traditions of academic excellence and service to the community and to create a united campus, better able to meet student and community needs.


Welcomes New Director of Campus Ministry

Baton Rouge, LA – Tammy Vidrine recently joined Our Lady of the Lake College as the Director of Campus Ministry.  Vidrine will be responsible for organizing a program of religious and spiritual outreach to the college community -- students, faculty, administration, trustees and staff.  In addition, she will be reaching out to and forming ongoing relationships with the greater community including, but not limited to the Diocese of Baton Rouge, the College’s many community partner organizations throughout the greater Baton Rouge area, the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady, and the family of services throughout the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System.

Before joining Our Lady of the Lake College, Vidrine served as Certification Coordinator for the Diocese of Baton Rouge where she assisted in the development of online theology courses for basic certification and a methodology course for Catholic Sexual Morality for the Diocese of Baton Rouge. For thirteen years, she served as Youth Ministry Coordinator for three levels of youth ministry at Holy Rosary Parish in St. Amant, Louisiana, was also a member of Parish Council and taught Religious Education classes for the parish for fifteen years. She is a lector, retreat facilitator, and motivational speaker for ministries in the parish.  She is the recipient of the Ascension Parish Volunteer of the Year award for her work in education and youth.

For additional information, please call Elaine Crowe, Communications Coordinator, 225-490-1637. 

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About Our Lady of the Lake College

Established in 1923 by the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady, Our Lady of the Lake College now provides doctoral, master’s, baccalaureate, and associate degrees primarily related to healthcare and infused with a strong foundation in the liberal arts.  The Our Lady of the Lake College academic community has worked diligently during the past decade to both expand upon the College’s traditions of academic excellence and service to the community and to create a united campus, better able to meet student and community needs.


Lindsay Bratton Mullins, PhD, FNP-BC presented her work at AANP 2015 National Conference

Lindsay Bratton Mullins, PhD, FNP-BC presented her work, as  a poster presentation, at the American Association of Nurse Practitioners 2015 National Conference which was held in New Orleans, Louisiana on June 9-14, 2015.  Her presentation was entitled, “Nurse Practitioners and Population-Level Healthcare in the Southern United States: Regulatory and Practice Implications”..  The abstract of Dr. Bratton Mullins presentation below:

 

 

Nurse Practitioners and Population-Level Healthcare in the Southern United States: Regulatory and Practice Implications

Southern United States populations are becoming older and more ethnically diverse and at the same time have disproportionate rates of chronic illnesses, a higher poverty rate, and less access to healthcare.  As the nation shifts from institute-based care to primary, preventive, and population level care so should the provider.  To date, quality and effective care outcomes for older individuals have been demonstrated by nurse practitioners. Louisiana state regulations for nurse practitioners clearly describe the role of a nurse practitioner in individual care but lack description of community and population care.  Because of their educational preparation, nurse practitioners are equipped to assess communities, form relationships, and account for local context and culture which is critical to develop sustainable community-level health programming. 

The role of the nurse practitioner in assessing communities and creating culturally-informed community programming based on assessment findings is neither clear nor have outcomes been measured. Therefore, a need exists for clear description of nurse practitioners’ scope of practice to include population-level care, avenues for revenue generation at the population-level, and details about unique physician collaborations or autonomous practice in the community. The purpose of this presentation is to describe the role of a nurse practitioner-led community model for older adults, to describe current Louisiana state practice regulations for nurse practitioners, and to make recommendations for nurse practitioner care of communities and populations to generate revenue, collaborate with physicians, and to evolve practice.


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