San Antonio – On Friday, June 7, the University of the Incarnate Word’s Board of Trustees unanimously voted to move forward with a feasibility study that could result in the opening of a $50 million osteopathic medical school by 2016.
While the $2.5 million feasibility study will be completed by March 2014, the board will immediately begin investigating four possible sites for the school. The final site recommendation is expected to be presented to the board at its meeting in October.
The sites under consideration are at a UIW-owned facility on Datapoint Drive that also houses the Rosenberg School of Optometry; Fox Tech High School, an SAISD health-professions school located downtown; Brooks City-Base; and an area located at I-35 and Walters.
“The site selection will be a very thorough process,” said Dr. Lou Agnese, UIW President. “Each location has advantages and disadvantages that will be taken into account.”
There are currently 29 schools of osteopathic medicine in the United States. Only one is located in Texas, at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. In addition, there is just one private medical school in the Southwestern U.S., the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
Contact: Margaret Garcia, UIW associate director of public relations, (210) 829-6001 (email@example.com)
San Antonio – At a grand opening ceremony held Wednesday, June 5, the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) officially dedicated the Bowden Eye Care and Health Center located at 2547 E. Commerce Street (corner of Walters and Commerce, two blocks north of St. Philip’s College). continued
Pictured L – R: UIW President Dr. Louis J. Agnese, Jr., Imam Abdur-Rahim Muhammad, Stanley and Sandra Rosenberg and Rabbi Mark Diamond gather prior to Friday’s UIW graduation.
UIW President Dr. Louis J. Agnese. Jr., addresses the graduates at the May 12 Commencement Ceremony.
SAN ANTONIO – The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) conferred degrees to graduates at two spring commencement ceremonies Friday, May 10 and Sunday, May 12. The Friday ceremony was held in UIW’s Alice P. McDermott Convocation Center. The Sunday commencement ceremony was held in the Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum located at 3201 E Houston St. San Antonio, TX 78219. A total of 929 students were conferred degrees. continued
At a grand opening celebration held Monday, May 13, officials from Bexar County and the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) officially opened the UIW Brainpower Center for Fencing and International Sports. Among the special guests were former Olympians, community leaders and Courtney and Kelley Hurley, Olympic bronze team medal winners at the 2012 summer games held in London. continued
San Antonio – On Monday, April 29 and Wednesday, May 1, UIW’s Rosenberg School of Optometry (UIWRSO) teamed up with Northside Independent School District (NISD) to provide free eye exams to 60 pre-selected students between the ages of 5 and 9 years who failed their school vision screenings. These children either did not have vision insurance or the ability to pay for comprehensive eye care. UIWRSO optometry students, under the direction of UIWRSO clinic faculty, provided free eye examinations and the Essilor Vision Foundation provided free frames and lenses. continued