Women’s Wrestling Debuts

Sports Information Director Ryan Wronkowicz shares an update on the University’s newest sport Women’s Wrestling. Starting a new sport from scratch is hard enough but doing so during a pandemic is even more difficult. That was the challenge for the University head women’s wrestling coach Kate Hill as the Gray Wolves took to the mat … Continued

Strengthening Community Ties

During the height of the pandemic, several Lourdes students were unable to return or travel to their hometowns. Many of them were international students. MBA student and Brazilian Ricardo Gehrke (pictured center) shares how international students individually, collectively and with Lourdes faculty and staff, strengthened their community bond while living on campus. “In the midst … Continued

Young Alumni Leaders

The Lourdes Institutional Advancement team are pleased to share a newly established group, the Young Alumni Leaders. Aaron Iffland, ’18, one of the founding members, shares the group’s goal and next steps. In 2018, the Lourdes Society was founded as a major giving program that provides key resources to students. The Young Alumni Leaders want … Continued

Finding Your Purpose

Jasmine Pope, Instructor in the Social Work Department at Lourdes, is a mental health professional, entrepreneur, and author who helps people find their purpose in life. In addition to this, she is also a wife and mother. Read on to find out how Professor Pope found her purpose, and was led to helping others find … Continued

Corona Chronicles Contributors

Two Lourdes University members contributed to a new book, The Corona Chronicles: Necessary Narratives in Uncertain Times. Dean of Student Success Alisa Smith, M.Ed., and Associate Professor of Psychology Kristen K. Williams, Ph.D., co-wrote one of the book’s chapters. “In ‘Leaning on Our Values,’ we addressed how Lourdes values were in play as we served our … Continued

Doing The Work

In recent years, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts have been the forefront of many conversations across the country. Companies and organizations have made new and improved efforts to ensure all people feel welcome, seen and heard. Lourdes University is no different. Students, faculty and staff have made strides to continue moving Lourdes forward, and create … Continued

Education & Activism: Ruth Leonard

Ruth Leonard, educator and community activist, is a Lourdes Master of Education graduate. Passionate about mental health and education, she uses her gifts and knowledge to give voice to Black men, women and children throughout the Greater Toledo area. Ms. Leonard moved to the area less than 10 years ago, but has already made a lasting … Continued

Faculty Feature: Kristin Blochowski

Kristin Blochowski is an Assistant Professor in the Criminal Justice department, an attorney licensed in the state of Ohio, a former police officer and Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. She shares how she brings diverse experience to the classroom and her community. “Teaching diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) should not be controversial, … Continued

Amanda Vargas and Tania Davis

Over the last five years, diversity, equity and inclusion have been hot topics across many different industries and organizations. Higher education has been no exception. Tania Davis, President of the Black Student Union, and Amanda Vargas, President of the Latinx Student Union here at Lourdes collaborated for an article. In the article, Ms. Davis and … Continued

Charles Tabbert, MSN, CRNA

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists are a tight-knit community. Charles Tabbert is one of their best leaders. As a former President and now as President Elect of the Ohio State Association of Nurse Anesthetists (OSANA), he leads a dynamic organization dedicated to advancing nurse anesthesia through excellence in education, advocacy, knowledge and member empowerment. Being a leader … Continued