Category: Newsletter

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Architects of Change Monthly Highlight: Brigitte (Beas) Ponce ’05

Brigitte (Beas) Ponce ‘05 graduated from The Academy of Our Lady of Peace in 2005 and then headed to New York City where she completed a two-year musical theater program. She then transferred to Marymount Manhattan and graduated in 2010 with a degree in International Studies. After she completed her thesis in Honduras, she was… Read more »

Alumna Spotlight: Alumnae Reconnect at Networking Event

Our second Professional Networking event, Sips and Science, which took place on October 19, was a resounding success! Our host, Illumina, provided a stunning backdrop for this meeting of alumnae spanning every decade from the 1960’s through 2013. After some time for light bites and libations at the brand new i3 building on Illumina’s campus,… Read more »

The Growth Mindset in the Spanish Classroom

By Brigid Rodriguez ’04, World Languages Department “What motivates you to learn Spanish?” This is the question I asked all my Spanish II students. In Spanish II, the students are moving from review of Spanish I to learning brand new ways of communicating. To some, this is exciting. To others, this is terrifying. I think… Read more »

OLP Students Recognized by the National Merit and National Hispanic Recognition Programs

OLP Students Demonstrate Academic Excellence 14 OLP Students Recognized by the National Merit and National Hispanic Recognition Programs By Teri Heard, Assistant Principal of Curriculum & Instruction The results are in and students from the Academy of Our Lady of Peace excel in English, Math, and Science. Nearly 100% of OLP students exceed the college… Read more »

Father Antonio Ubach: Last Will and Testament

Father Antonio Ubach: Last Will and Testament By Dr. Melinda Blade, Director of Mission Integration & Historian Father Antonio Dominic Ubach, OFM (1835-1907), was the famous pastor to the Catholic community of San Diego during the late 19th century. He arrived in San Diego in 1866 and remained here until his death on March 27,… Read more »

Raising Hope for Human Trafficking

Raising Hope for Human Trafficking By Kendall Ota ’19 Hope Rising, a Point Loma Nazarene University conference to raise awareness of human trafficking and funds for survivors, took place on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Isabella Castro ’19, Lauren Amaral ’18 and I were invited to represent OLP and attend the luncheon that honors leaders in… Read more »

OLP Blood Drive: Every Drop Counts

Every Drop Counts By Katie-Marie Zickert ‘20 Helping the Dear Neighbor and giving back to the community are two of the many ways the OLP Blood Drive strives to make a difference. Each fall and spring semester, students, teachers and the local community come together to donate blood in the San Diego Blood Bank “bloodmobile.”… Read more »

Historical Corner: How Did OLP Buildings Get Their Names?

How Did OLP Buildings Get Their Names? By Dr. Melinda Blade, Director of Mission Integration and Historian The buildings on OLP’s campus are named for different aspects of the CSJ and Catholic Church history. Below is information pertaining to each building and the origins of the buildings’ names. Carondelet This building is named after the… Read more »

Alumna Spotlight: Class of 1960 Reunion

Class of 1960 Luncheon: Finding One of their Sisters By Jeanette Handelsman ‘64, Alumnae Engagement Coordinator It was a very special occasion on September 25 when members of the Class of 1960 joined for lunch in Carlsbad. After extensive detective work, sending notes, knocking on doors and making many phone calls, their “long lost” sister,… Read more »

Architects of Change Highlight: Emi Koch ’07

Architects of Change Highlight: Emi Koch ‘07 By Kiana Yazdani ‘18 and Sofia Rojo-Kratochvil ‘20 An Architect of Change is a person who challenges what is, imagines what can be, and moves humanity forward. Emi Koch ‘07 is an inspiring woman who is an advocate of saving the environment and raising awareness about ocean literacy…. Read more »