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Flight surgeon destined to help and empower others

Mar 11th, 2014
Flight surgeon destined to help and empower others

By Rudy Arispe ’97 BA While doing his internship at Brooke Army Medical Center, Dr. Clarence Marcus Lee, Jr. ’04 BS wanted to help at-risk students from underprivileged backgrounds stay in school and reach for the stars. So he asked his colleagues where he might start. They suggested he look into Sam Houston High School
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50 Years: A Lifetime of Influence

Mar 11th, 2014
50 Years: A Lifetime of Influence

By Crystale Lopez After 50 years of serving as a faculty member, administrator, colleague, mentor and friend, Dr. Caroline Spana ’59 BSN, director of student affairs in the Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions, retired from the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) in December. “I always jokingly said ‘I am going
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UIW, Diver Down

Mar 11th, 2014
UIW, Diver Down

By Brance Arnold ’10 MA “When did they get a scuba club?” read a recent comment referring to a photo posted to the University of the Incarnate Word’s (UIW) Study Abroad Facebook page. The post shows several students and faculty members displaying a UIW flag while scuba diving in exotic Cozumel, Mexico. While it may
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Saudi-sponsored students find a home at UIW

Mar 11th, 2014
Saudi-sponsored students find a home at UIW

By Ashley Festa The government has set aside more than $13 billion for a foreign exchange education program. No, not the United States government – the Saudi Arabian government. The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) signed an agreement in June 2012 with Saudi Arabia to accept government-sponsored Saudi students. The arrangement is a win-win:
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An atmosphere of success

Mar 11th, 2014
An atmosphere of success

By Rebecca Esparza ’99 BA & ’03 MBA At only 22, Michael Saenz ’13 BS is already living his dream: broadcasting the weather as a television meteorologist. Before graduating last December, he accepted a job with Tyler Media Group’s Accion Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, Okla. The company broadcasts Spanish language programming throughout Oklahoma via Univision
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Cardinal shares perspective shaped by life events

Mar 11th, 2014
Cardinal shares perspective shaped by life events

By Raul Dominguez The drills in preparation for the University of the Incarnate Word’s (UIW) upcoming football season were painfully exhausting and the heat was oppressive. The Cardinals were struggling to make it through a humid practice, but surely it wasn’t as difficult for their newest teammate. Jason Everding enrolled in college after serving four
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UIW’s Mexico City campus growing by leaps and bounds

Mar 11th, 2014
UIW’s Mexico City campus growing by leaps and bounds

By Brance Arnold ’10 MA The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) continues to expand its reach globally by providing students from all over the world access to a quality education. A shining example of this international initiative is Centro Universitario Incarnate Word (CIW), UIW’s campus located in Mexico City. Founded in 2003, CIW is
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Unity through Diversity

Nov 18th, 2013
Unity through Diversity

The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) is known for celebrating the rich diversity of its students, faculty and staff.  After all, UIW’s first graduate was Antonia Mendoza from Durango, Mexico. International students from 73 countries now comprise nearly 16 percent of the total enrollment, both all-time highs. “This is by far the most diverse
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UIW plans to open school of osteopathic medicine

Nov 18th, 2013
UIW plans to open school of osteopathic medicine

By Margaret Garcia Over the last 10 years, the growth at UIW has been nothing short of phenomenal. The creation of the Feik School of  harmacy, Rosenberg School of Optometry and School of Physical Therapy all conceived and opened during this time are examples of how UIW and President Louis Agnese continue to look to
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H-E-B School of Business set to open finance lab

Nov 18th, 2013
H-E-B School of Business set to open finance lab

  By Ashley Festa UIW will soon install a barber pole at the Gorman Business and Education Center. Metaphorically speaking, of course. “When you see a barber pole, you know where you are,” said Dr. Forrest Aven, dean of the H-E-B School of Business and Administration (HEBSBA), who started the position in July. “When you
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