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Iota Tau Alpha - National Honor Society of Athletic Training Inducts Students (May 10, 2013)

The Phi Chapter of Iota Tau Alpha, National Honor Society of Athletic Training inducted students into the chapter at the end of the spring term. The honor society membership is an recognition of the student's academic success and ability to balance clinical schedule. Athletic Training students at UIW must put in 300 hours per semester while maintaining a full academic load.

This years inductions of the Phi Chapter include Arnoldo Gonzalez and Ashlie Martinez.

UIW is one of sixty nine chapters in the United States and one of two current chapters from an accredited athletic training program in the State of Texas.


Iota Tau Alpha


Faculty and Staff Recognize Graduating Nursing Students (May 10, 2013)

On Friday, May 10th the nursing faculty and administration of the Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions will hold a recognition and pinning ceremony honoring the May 2013 graduates. The ceremony will be held in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word at 1:30pm with a reception to follow in Marian Hall Ballroom.

The pinning ceremony is a nursing tradition from the time of Florence Nightingale in the late 1800s that signified that the individual completed the requirement of nursing education program. As part of the pinning ceremony, the graduates also recite a modernized Nightingale Pledge that is based on principles and ethics of the nursing profession.

In the image to the right are the different pins awarded by the nursing program at the University of the Incarnate Word. UIW has nursing programs at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral level.



School and University Honor Dr. Dianna Tison at Retirement Celebration (April 30, 2013)

On Tuesday, April 30th the faculty and staff of the Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions held a reception to honor Dr. Dianna Tison for her 42 years of teaching and service to the university. Dr. Tison was instrumental in the success of the nursing program during her tenure at UIW.

She graduated from the Robert B. Green Hospital School of Nursing
with a diploma in nursing and upon graduation started her career in Pediatrics. She returned to education to complete her BSN in Nursing at Incarnate Word College. Following graduation she became an instructor at the Robert B. Green Hospital School of Nursing in Medical Surgical Nursing.

She completed her Master degree in Counseling and Guidance from St. Mary's
University following interruption in studies by service in the United States Air
Force. Upon discharge from the Air Force she was a staff nurse on a special
surgery unit at the Robert B. Green Hospital and then became Inservice Education Coordinator for the Bexar County Hospital District.

She earned her Doctorate in Nursing from the University of Texas in Austin with a focus in Adult Health/Gerontology.



LSC Honors Athletic Training Students (April 26, 2013)

A total of 30 athletic training students were recognized by the Lone Star Conference on Monday as the league announced its annual Athletic Training Student Academic Award winners for 2012-2013.


Each academic year, the LSC recognizes athletic training students devote numerous hours to assist with the operation of the athletics department while also finding the time to excel in the classroom.  To be eligible for LSC academic honors, athletic training students must carry at least a 3.30 grade point average with a minimum of 24 semester hours at the nominating institution.  The qualifications mirror those required of student-athletes to gain LSC All-Academic recognition.


This year's athletic training honorees represent eight of the LSC's 11 member institutions, with Incarnate Word, Midwestern State, and Tarleton State having a league-high six honorees each.  West Texas A&M had five selections, while Texas A&M-Commerce had four recipients, and Angelo State, Texas A&M-Kingsville, and Texas Woman's had one each.


At UIW the following students were honored: Arnoldo Gonzalez, Max Gunderson, Isaac Tristan, Sara Rodriguez, Remedios Dondoyano and Lauren Testa.


Honors Convocation (April 24, 2013)

The Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions held its annual Honors Convocation on Sunday, April 21st in Marian Hall Ballroom. The following students were honored for academic and clinical excellence.

Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions (School Wide Awards)

  • Dr. Amy Freeman Lee Scholastic and Service Recognition Award: Emily Canchola (Nursing)

Athletic Training Program

  • Newell Academic Awards: Remedios Dondoyano, Arnoldo Gonzalez,, Sarah Rodriguez and Lauren Testa
  • New Horizon Award: Remedios Dondoyano
  • Peer Award for Clinical Excellence: Arnoldo Gonzalez (First Clinical Year), Chris Ramos (Second Clinical Year) and Lauren Testa (Third Clinical Year)

Rehabilitative Science Program

  • Academic Achievement Award: Jacqueline Arnold, Francessa Bassoo, Samantha Cook, Remedios Dondoyano, Emily Flieller, Jordyn Garcia, Elise Holmes, Hunter Matthews, Sabrina Nelson, Taylor Palczewski and Danielle Suarez

Kinesiology Program

  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award: James Cowan
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award: Colton Palmer, Austin Quinney, Kelsey Smith, Stacy Stanush and John Zuke

Sport Management Program

  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award: Thomas Morrill and Nia Torru
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award: Celeste Dunlap, Peter Thebeau and Clinton Thomas

Nuclear Medicine Technology Program

  • Sister Antonietta Fitzpatrick Award: Emily Johnson, Jessica Smith, Maryalice Huerta and Jeannette Medrano
  • Peer Award for Clinical Excellence: Jessica Smith (Semester 1), Emily Johnson (Semester 2) and Christian Bres (Semester 3)

Nursing Program

  • Brigadier General Lillian Dunlap Award for Clinical Leadership and Clinical Excellence: Fabian Espinoza, RN
  • Sister Charles Marie Frank Student Leadership Award: Yolonda Montemayor (BSN Traditional), Diane Castanon, RN (RN-BSN), Cindy McCullough (MSN) and Kelly Schiro (DNP)
  • Peer Award for Clinical Excellence: Gustavo Arismendi (Level 1), Kayleight Witcher (Level 1), Kimbery Hernandez (Level 2), Ryan Ogle (Level 2), Marianne Mell (Level 3), Alexandra Bostick (Level 4), Kelly Carter (Level 4), Cheyl Ivanov (Level 5), Alana Baron, RN (RN-BSN Fall Cohort), Marisell Smith, RN (RN-BSN Fall Cohort) and Sarah Pinnock, RN (RN-BSN Spring Cohort)


Nursing Honor Society Inductions (April 24, 2013)

The Delta Alpha-at-Large Chapter of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International consists of members from the nursing programs at the University Incarnate Word, University of Texas Health Science Center and the Wayland Baptist University. The honor society membership is more than an academic destination; it's a rewarding connection with nurses at the local, regional, and international levels who share a passion to make a difference in the health of the world's people. Every March, students in the top 35% of their class from 4th and 5th semesters and the RN to BSN program. Graduate students with at least a 3.5 GPA are also asked to join.

The following students from Incarnate Word were inducted this year:

  • Christie Bartowki
  • Matthew Bentley
  • Linda Bergling
  • Penny Boman
  • Alexandra Bostwick
  • Sergio Buentello
  • Emily Canchola
  • Aracelia Cantu
  • Joel Childs
  • Ahmand Clemmons
  • Patricia Cruz
  • Margaret Eastridge
  • Peymaneh Ebadehahwazi
  • Fabian Espinoza
  • Amber Evans-Sweeney
  • Megan Flagmeier
  • Shanna Fraser
  • Corrie Gulley
  • Amanda Hernandez
  • Michelle Herrera
  • Peggy Hines
  • Mary Gogue
  • Paul Gonzles
  • Renee Gutierrez
  • Lindsey Irish (Dorsett)
  • Nadia Kurji
  • April Leutze
  • Cindy McCullough
  • Yolonda Montemayor
  • Nicholle Morris
  • Francia Narvaiz
  • Dinah Nayankey
  • Maricela Ortega
  • Emilia Otoba
  • Manikana Padmanabhan
  • Joanna Peters
  • Sarah Pinnock
  • Raina Rochon
  • Genevieve Rosales
  • Aaron Schroder
  • Andrea Sotello
  • Ana Septien
  • Lance Taylor
  • Cynthia Elkins
  • Auriel Vokolek
  • Kelley Walls
  • Susan Weir