Service is part of the very fabric of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University. Our Franciscan institution has been a leader in healthcare-related education in Louisiana for over 90 years and we value the opportunity to serve others "with joyfulness of spirit, and with humility and justice for all those entrusted to our care." These values are reflected by our board, leadership, faculty and staff.
You may think that as a university president...I have possessed a life-long love for education. Well, not so. As a young girl I constantly complained about school and its drudgery. Nevertheless, my demanding mother, a first generation American of Japanese parents, took academic achievement very seriously. Her constant reply was, “School is work. Work is good. Now get to work!” As a point of honor, I obeyed. It was not until later in life that I began to sincerely appreciate the real value of education.
The following students have been named honors graduates for the Fall class of 2017.
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University awarded the first doctoral degrees in the University’s 94-year history during the fall commencement exercises held on Friday, December 15 at the Raising Cane’s River Center in Baton Rouge. The 22 recipients of the Doctor of Nursing Practice in Nurse Anesthesia (DNP-NA) degree were among the 125 undergraduate and graduate degrees conferred during the ceremony.
Sarah Deyo, Physician Assistant (PA) program director at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, was recognized at the Physician Assistant Education Association's 2017 Education Forum with the New Faculty Award for Professional Excellence. Deyo graduated from Our Lady of the Lake College's PA program in May 2009 and went on to practice in the pediatric emergency room as a PA at Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital before joining the faculty in 2015.