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Send us your email address and keep up with the UIW website regularly. There is a new Alumni Calendar and many new folks on the Alumni Networking Network, plus a monthly emailed newsletter. Also, all of the details on Homecoming and the annual Scholarship Sweepstakes are available on the website or by contacting or calling 1-800-584-5322. If you have an email address send it to the alumni office as many alumni mailings are now done by email to save on paper and postage.

Credit Card $: Thanks to all who regularly use their MBNA UIW affinity credit card. As you know, UIW receives a percentage quarterly on all credit card use and it does not cost the alumnus/a or the university anything extra. We now receive annual revenue of $4,000 from MBNA, which goes directly to the Faculty Development Endowment to continue to improve the quality of classroom teaching. And, we can use that revenue for matching Federal dollars. A win-win all the way.

UIW Cook Book: UIW’s Campus Ministry Office has produced a cookbook full of favorite recipes entered by alumni, faculty, staff and students. It is available for $10.00, tax and shipping included, at UIW Campus Ministry, UPO 29, 4301 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209. Only $8 if you get one at the Campus Ministry Office.

International Hosts: If you live in or near San Antonio the University needs host families for our international students from various parts of the world. Some students are here for just a few weeks on an internship, others for a full semester or longer. If you can help by hosting an international student in your home, please contact the Alumni Office.

Twice As Nice: As of Dec. 2001, UIW has two commencement programs on graduation day, one in the morning and another in late afternoon. Both baccalaureate Masses and commencements are held on campus. The change was made to keep commencement on campus and also provide the graduates with more tickets for family and friends.

M.A.R.S.: The Executive Council of the University, in conjunction with the offices of Admissions, Public Relations, Alumni, and Financial Assistance has established a new student scholarship program to be named the McCracken Alumni Referral Scholarship Program. The University of the Incarnate Word McCracken Alumni Referral Scholarship (MARS) was established with the goal of recognizing UIW alumni as an effective vehicle in the recruitment of new students, passing on the "legacy" while strengthening the connection of our graduates to the university.

UIW alumni will be involved in identifying prospective students who will benefit from an Incarnate Word education and uphold the mission of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. This scholarship is named in honor of Mr. Richard McCracken, long-time and beloved Dean of Alumni, in recognition of his many years of service and loyalty to UIW and its' graduates.

The Guidelines are as follows:

  • Any UIW alumnae may nominate one (only) student per academic year to receive the $1000 voucher.
  • Student must be a first-time, full-time undergraduate student.
  • Voucher is good for first year only and is non-renewable.
  • Nominated student must meet university admissions acceptance standards.
  • It is preferred that the signed voucher accompanies completed admissions application, but can be forwarded to the Office of Admissions prior to or after official acceptance is issued to student.
  • $20 admissions application fee will be waived if voucher accompanies paper application
  • Voucher should include applicants name and signature of nominating alumnae.
  • Deadline for submission is February 1st.
  • Nominated student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student
    Aid (FAFSA).
  • UIW employees who are also graduates are eligible to disperse voucher, but not
    to spouse, son, or daughter receiving tuition benefit.