The coming of spring brings with it exciting new changes and the same can be said for life here at Lourdes College. On a cold January day, several hundred students turned out for the dedication of the Ebeid Student Center and the unveiling of our mascot – the Gray Wolf.

Through the generous support of our friends, alumni, faculty and staff, our students are now able to gather in a place designed by the students and for the students. To learn more about all that the Ebeid Student Center offers, see pages 4-5.

Our alumni and current students now share a common identity – Lourdes Gray Wolves. The new Student Alumni Connection organization and LourdesWorld are also available to help build a strong tie between our future leaders and those who are already making their mark in their professions.

In 2008, I and members of the Lourdes community will complete the next strategic plan for Lourdes College. The main focus of course is student success.

We have much to look forward to this semester – Luminations, Hit the Links golf outing, our annual awards ceremony, commencement week, a variety of student activities and recreational opportunities and an open house for our new Center for Professional Studies. To stay in touch with the latest news and happenings at Lourdes, check out

Robert C. Helmer, PhD, JD