UIW Honors Two Beloved Community Members

January 30, 2014

It is with reverence that the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) announces that by unanimous vote, the Board of Trustees has renamed the university’s Center for Civic Leadership (CCL) and the UIW Brainpower Center for Fencing and International Sports after two beloved faculty members who recently passed away.

The CCL will be renamed the Sister Dorothy Ettling Center for Civic Leadership in memory of Sister Dorothy (Dot) Ettling.  It was created by Ettling as a partnership between UIW and CHRISTUS Health with a vision to develop leaders who promote social justice in partnership with diverse local and global communities. 

Ettling, who died in September, would have celebrated her 15th anniversary this year as a faculty member in the Dreeben School of Education.  She was born in St. Louis, Missouri and made her first vows with the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in 1961 and her perpetual profession in 1966.  She was the Congregation’s General Superior from 1984-1990 and was the co-founder of the Women’s Global Connection with Sr. Neomi Hayes.

The Brainpower Center for Fencing and International Sports will be renamed the Henrich Center for Fencing and International Sports in memory of Dr. Timothy Henrich.  He was instrumental in the creation of the Fencing Center, which is considered the region’s premier fencing facility.

Henrich, who was a full professor of Kinesiology and Sport Management, died earlier this month.  He would have celebrated 22 years of service to UIW this year.  He was the driving force behind the UIW undergraduate and graduate degrees in Sport Management and Athletic Training and served as director of both programs.  In addition, he was the vision behind the creation of the Ann Barshop Natatorium.  He worked not only to secure its funding but also with the architects to design the facility, which remains in use today.  Henrich also held many professional and academic positions and was a prolific researcher, writer and presenter. 

“I’m pleased that we can honor Tim and Sr. Dot for their many contributions to UIW and San Antonio,” said UIW President Dr. Lou Agnese.  “UIW is a better place because of them and what they did to advance our Mission and improve the lives of our students and employees.”