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Embracing Leadership

Three Lourdes students strengthened their leadership skills this past summer. First Year Orientation captains Ruben Lopez, William Laranga and Maura Wolford energetically coordinated the 2016-2017 orientation program. Their responsibilities included recruiting, interviewing, selecting and training the entire 33-member roster. The three also worked closely with campus offices and scheduled, worked and assessed the weekend orientation … Continued

Preparing future conservation leaders

Sustainability and conservation are hot topics in the 21st century. Both nationally and internationally, many governments, businesses, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations have established programs to make communities more sustainable, to become better stewards of the environment and to create more jobs. The US Department of Labor projects job opportunities for environmental scientists and specialists to … Continued

Recognizing a Latina leader

Each year, National Hispanic Heritage month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15. During that time, U.S. citizens pay tribute to the heritage, culture and contributions made by Hispanics and Latinos. Locally, the Diamante Awards annually celebrate the profound and lasting influence Latinos have on American history, values and culture. The Diamante (diamond in Spanish) … Continued

Millennials in the workforce

The millennial generation began joining the workforce in the early 2000s. Along with their eagerness to learn, they bring an innovative spirit, their tech abilities and a drive to make a difference in their organizations. Born between 1980 and 2000, millennials are 77 million strong. While they number approximately the same as the Baby Boomer … Continued

Inaugural Address: Vision for Lourdes University

October 9, 2016 In an inaugural speech, it is expected that the new president offers a vision for the future. I am articulating that vision through the Franciscan values of community, learning, reverence and service. Lourdes will continue to be a rich community. Our traditional students will be served holistically by providing a residential academic … Continued


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