Thousands of students were affected by the fire, but few realize the tens of thousands of alumni who have felt the blow. Since 1985, Our Lady of the Lake University has been turning out leaders who have gone on to become masters of their arts and captains of industry.
“It was a total shock at first…you feel a connection to the building,” said 2005 alumnus David G. Alfaro.
As Alfaro watched the NBA playoffs, he received a call. His alma mater was being devoured by flames.