Applaud 2022 – Celebrating Generosity & Impact

Applaud 22 brought together university friends and board members for the Lourdes Society signature event. This year, attendees were regaled with the Story of Lourdes told dramatically highlighting the university’s history, legacy and mission. Be a Lourdes Dream Maker Donate to Lourdes and see lives and futures change. Individuals wishing to donate or to become … Continued

A Successful Sylvania Athletic Partnership

Lourdes University is committed to being part of the Sylvania community. In 2015, Lourdes began a partnership with Sylvania Schools athletics that continues to this day. This partnership created an opportunity for student athletes from both Sylvania Schools and Lourdes University to have a home for their athletic teams, while continuing their studies. “At Lourdes, … Continued

Alumna Danilynn Miller, ’97, BA, Sylvania Police Chief

A seventh-grade career fair changed Danilynn Miller’s life. That day, she was able to choose three different careers to explore. One of those involved meeting a State Highway Patrol Trooper. “From that moment on, I was positive that I wanted to be in law enforcement. I am not sure why, but something at that moment … Continued

Lourdes Alumni – Aaron Iffland, Ali Bailey

Former Lourdes board member Michael R. Miller is chair and CEO of Waterford Bank. In that role, he currently employs two Lourdes alumni in the Sylvania office. Both are graduates of the University’s College of Business and Leadership and they started their banking careers as interns in fulfillment of their degree. Alyssa “Ali” Bailey, ’20, … Continued

Lourdes – Sylvania’s University

As a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of St. Francis, Lourdes is proud of the continued friendship with Sylvania, OH, our beloved hometown. Each fall, University students and employees look forward to the annual Red Bird Gray Wolves Art Walk and proudly participate in our city’s parades and celebrations. We have established educational and business … Continued

Miracle Lanes New Home of Gray Wolf Bowling

Lourdes University Bowling has a new home Miracle Lanes Bowling Alley in Toledo offers leagues and open bowling for people of all ages. The Gray Wolves are the only collegiate team that call Miracle Lanes home. Miracle Lanes owner Jim Nyhan is passionate about giving back, especially to youth and those living with special needs. … Continued

Alumni Coaching Now

Lourdes University is pleased to present the following Gray Wolf alumni who are now serving as head or assistant coaches.   Tiffani Blackman, ’14 BS, Accounting and Finance Head Girls’ Varsity Basketball Coach Maumee Valley Country Day School Toledo, OH   Adam Dolesh, ’18 BS, Marketing Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach Seton Catholic School Richmond, IN … Continued

Gray Wolf Spirit

Jeff Lam, ’21, BS Professional Volleyball Player, Floby VK (Sweden) Lourdes Alumnus Jeff Lam is no stranger to hard work. Originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Jeff received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Sport Management from Lourdes and was an instrumental member of the Men’s Gray Wolf Volleyball team. Initially, Jeff’s plan was … Continued

Enhancing the Learning Environment

Lourdes nursing students have a new simulation lab to gain valuable hands-on experience. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, the lab offers a control room where faculty and staff observe students work with high-fidelity manikins while closely mimicking realistic hospital settings. With nearly 40% of Lourdes students enrolled in nursing, the Flasck Nursing Lab has and will … Continued

Dacia Neal, ’21, MHA, HDS-C, BSN, BA, RN, CPTC

Nursing alumna Dacia Neal is dynamic. An individual of conviction and determination, she compassionately fulfills her many roles as mother, caregiver, nurse, organ allocation specialist, veteran, and leader. Having faced challenges and changes throughout her life, she perseveres because “it is not about the change but how you handle the situation.” When she enrolled in … Continued