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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.


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.


Celebrating Catholic Higher Ed. Week

Our Lady of the Lake College Holds
‘Celebrating Catholic Higher Education’ Week

Baton Rouge, LA – Our Lady of the Lake College has a reputation as both a top-notch applied liberal arts and healthcare-focused school and as a committed Catholic institution―the only Catholic institution of higher education in the state of Louisiana outside of the New Orleans area (and the only Franciscan college in the southeastern United States.)  As part of this commitment, Our Lady of the Lake College holds an annual 'Celebrating Catholic Higher Education Week,' which sets aside a time to focus on the value of learning within a Catholic Franciscan tradition.  This year the celebration was held March 16-20, 2015.

Events in 2015 featured topics from a student perspective.  Nursing student Jeff Green spoke during the Prayer Breakfast on Monday about his trip to Haiti with others from Our Lady of the Lake College (four nursing students, two pre-med students, one respiratory therapy student, one nursing faculty member and one family member.)   The group traveled to Respire’ Haiti school where they volunteered for seven days painting, cleaning, assessing and treating walk-in patients. On Wednesday, four students gave a thoughtful panel presentation about their experiences related to discerning vocation. 

Other events included a Campus Mass led by Father Matt Lorrain, Director of Vocations and Seminarians for the Diocese of Baton Rouge and Our Lady of the Lake College Board Trustee, and later in the week there was a blessing of the College’s new simulation labs and St. Joseph altar attended by the College’s Board of Trustees.   

Pope Francis called Catholic education “one of the most important challenges for the Church, currently committed to new evangelization in an historical and cultural context that is undergoing constant transformation.”  During this week members of the College discussed the challenges and benefits of Catholic higher education; and the responsibilities of meeting the needs of the underserved and underprivileged throughout the world.

“The goal of Celebrating Catholic Higher Education Week is to give us the opportunity to talk about themes essential to our Franciscan roots,” explained Barbara Napoli, Chair of the College’s Mission Effectiveness Committee.  “It is our hope to use this time to strengthen our academic, service-oriented and faith-based community and to build fresh connections between students and our Catholic traditions.”

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

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About Our Lady of the Lake College

Offering doctoral, master’s, baccalaureate, and associate degrees, Our Lady of the Lake College is a four-year, independent Catholic institution, providing a strong foundation in the liberal arts and continuing its highly-regarded health sciences and nursing programs.  Established in 1923 as a nursing school by the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady (FMOL), Our Lady of the Lake College holds to a Franciscan tradition of service, offering a healing and spiritual presence for the community and especially those most in need.  To learn more about Our Lady of the Lake College, please visit www.ololcollege.edu.


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