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2014 Annual Luncheon to be held November 1st

Join alumni, faculty, staff and friends of Our Lady of the Lake College at the College’s Annual Luncheon celebration, November 1, 2014 at Boudreaux’s, 2647 Government Street, Baton Rouge. Registration and individual class reunions begin at 10:30 am.  The lunch and formal program begin at 12 noon.

Three special award recipients will be honored during the November 1 luncheon.  From left to right:  W. Chandler LeBoeuf, ‘11 (Distinguished Recent Alumni), Barbara Anthony, ’72 (Distinguished Alumni), and  Coletta C. Barrett, Vice-President for Mission at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center (Franciscan Impact Recipient). 

Click here to purchase tickets online. Contact Elaine Crowe at (225) 490-1637 or Elaine.crowe@ololcollege.edu if you have any questions.  Reserve your seat today!


BSN Continuing Accreditation Visit by the ACEN

Our Lady of the Lake College School of Nursing is very pleased to host a site review for continuing accreditation of its Bachelor of Science in Nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) on September 23-25, 2014.

You are invited to meet the three-member site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at the College Administration Building, 5414 Brittany Drive, Baton Rouge, 70808.

Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:

Chief Executive Officer
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326

Or email: amariquit@acenursing.org

All written comments should be received by the ACEN by September 15, 2014.


Student Service Exceeds $1 Million In-Kind Value

Service-learning, a teaching method that integrates instruction with meaningful community service, has become an integral part of an OLOL College education.  Through this program, OLOL College students have given over 68,000 service-learning hours working for others.  The College is pleased to report that based on the valuation designated by experts, OLOL College students have provided over $1 million of in-kind service to the community.  

The estimated value of volunteer time is established each year by the Independent Sector, a coalition of charities, foundations, corporations, and individuals that publishes research important to the nonprofit sector.  The estimate helps acknowledge the millions of individuals who dedicate their time, talents, and energy to make a difference in the community. 

From June 2009 to June 2014, Our Lady of the Lake College students gave 68,084 service-learning hours working in collaboration with the College’s many community partners.  The average of the Independent Sector’s in-kind value during that time frame is $19.10 per hour, bringing the total in-kind value of the College’s student service to $1,303,400.50.  OLOL College service-learning students work with over 90 community partners who serve in sixteen parishes across southeast Louisiana. 

The Service-Learning program at the College has been developed by and coordinated through the Office of Service-Learning, directed by Rhoda Reddix, Ph.D.   “It is exciting to see that our student’s service now tops over a million in-kind dollars.  But I can tell you this . . . the service itself is invaluable to everyone involved:  the community partners, the people in the community who are helped, and the students themselves.  Service-learning both supports engaged learning and reinforces the College’s Franciscan mission,” she explained. 

An important part of the service-learning process is for students to write down their thoughts afterwards.  A reflection from a nursing student after a service-learning experience at St. Martha’s Activity Center was, “I cannot begin to explain how this experience further proved that nursing is exactly what I want to do.”


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