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 an 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.
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.
As of December 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.
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:
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