Dear Prospective Student,
Congratulations! You have made an excellent choice to attend Our Lady of the Lake College Online. Here you will encounter a challenging academic experience and you will be supported by dedicated faculty and staff. You have chosen to grow intellectually, professionally and spiritually in an authentic and hospitable Catholic, Franciscan community.
To make the most of your experience at Our Lady of the Lake College, I have two key points of advice for you. First, dive deeply into your course work. Don’t just attend classes in an obligatory manner, accumulating the necessary credits required for your chosen program. Rather you must sincerely engage the course material in order to sincerely learn. Next, immerse yourself in the online college community. Get to know your fellow online students as well as the faculty, staff and administration. This is how you will build and nurture positive and lasting relationships.
As you immerse yourself in the life of the college, be sure to do so with a purpose. Find meaning in your experience here at Our Lady of the Lake College Online by embracing our Franciscan core values of service, reverence for life, humility, joyfulness of spirit and justice. I encourage you to embrace these core values and rely on them to ensure that all you do has true meaning and purpose.
You have already made the excellent choice to attend Our Lady of the Lake College Online. May your Our Lady of the Lake College Online experience be wonderfully challenging, rewarding and meaningful!
Tina Holland, Ph.D.