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US News & World Report names Lourdes a Top Performer

Many students face challenges as they start their college journeys. Those who receive Pell grants are especially at risk of not completing their degrees. That’s why faculty and staff at Lourdes are so proud of this U.S. News ranking. “We have proven we’re better than 160 other universities in the Midwest, both public and private, … Continued

President’s Letter

Dear Lourdes Family, I am thankful for the opportunity to serve as Interim President. Our University continues to serve the community in many different ways, and our focus remains on student success. The student experience in higher education has changed significantly over the last two years. We are learning right alongside our students to adjust … Continued

To Inspire, Challenge and Encourage

Lourdes Education student, Kendall Layson is also the pastor of Greater Glory Church. For the past several years, he has considered it his privilege to pastor his home church where he was born and raised. “My uncle Bishop Charles R. Flournoy and my granny, Assistant Pastor Loretta L. Tucker, started this ministry (formerly Rose of … Continued

Future Teachers Begin Their Journey

Fall semester 2022 welcomed the inaugural Like Me cohort. These aspiring teachers bring enthusiasm and optimism to Lourdes and to the education industry. They are the first of hopefully many who will provide a more diverse teacher population to this region and beyond. The cohort is led by the program coordinator Angelica Johnson, M.A. A … Continued

Leading Lourdes

Change is inevitable. Growth is not. Growing requires dedication and fortitude. Lourdes’ founder Mother Adelaide Sandusky was a pioneer and pivotal leader. So too were former Lourdes presidents, the late Sister Ann Francis Klimkowski, OSF, Ph.D., and Mary Ann Gawelek, Ed.D., who retired in fall 2022. A few of their colleagues share their thoughts on … Continued

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