Margaret "Maggie" Falgout graduated from the Our Lady of the Lake School of Nursing in 1987. Maggie serves now as the Regional Director for the healthcare technology company, Teletracking, which provides products to hospitals intended to improve patient flow. This is what she says about her dreams during school:
“In school I really just wanted to be a great nurse. A chance patient assignment landed me in sales, an opportunity that has led to travel throughout the US and especially the South. I have helped some incredible people with hospital operational and capital issues that I understood instinctively because of my excellent education and my nursing background.”
Jason Kutinac a Health Service Administration graduate from 2006 is now living in League City, Texas. This is what he says about his dreams and how Our Lady of the Lake College helped him to achieve them:
“During school I dreamed of gaining enough knowledge to advance my career so I could serve patients and clinicians. That dream has taken me to an MBA and a leadership position for a large private healthcare provider in Texas. I find myself constantly inspired by the mission and vision of the Franciscan Sisters.”
Dr. Alison Wells recently joined Our Lady of the Lake College as Dean of Students. Before coming to Our Lady of the Lake College, she served as Assistant Dean within the Dean of Students Office at The University of Houston (UH) from 2009-2015. Previously she served as Director of Student Activities and First Year Experiences at Houston Baptist University as well as an Activities Advisor at UH. Dr. Wells also served as an adjunct faculty member for the online Masters in Higher Education Program at the UH.
She brings to OLOL College over 11 years in higher education administration across a variety of disciplines including campus activities, Greek life, student conduct, commuter student services, parent and family programs, campus traditions, and first year programs.
Dr. Wells will be responsible for supporting the mission of the College by creating and maintaining a safe, healthy, and supportive environment and culture that synthesizes the spiritual, intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of our students in a holistic way.
Most recently Dr. Wells was the recipient of the UH Division of Student Affair’s “Outstanding Professional of Excellence” award and has also received national recognition from The American College Personnel Association (ACPA) receiving awards for her work with commuter students as well as her doctoral research for her dissertation titled, “The Asian American College Experience at a Diverse Institution: Campus Climate as a Predictor of Sense of Belonging.”
Dr. Wells received her Ed.D. from the University of Houston, M.Ed. from Texas State University, and B.S. from Louisiana State University. She and her husband, Caleb, recently moved to Baton Rouge from Texas, and are excited to become members of both the OLOL family and the Baton Rouge community.
For additional information, please call Elaine Crowe, Communications Coordinator, 225-490-1637.
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.