The Word Magazine: Spring 2024

Spring 2024

We are excited to share The Word magazine's Spring 2024 military edition. This edition highlights the incredible work accomplished by faculty members, students and alumni at the University of the Incarnate Word. The focus for this magazine is Serving Together.

In this issue, read how UIW said "yes" to Lieutenant Colonel Chaplain Bryant Casteel and a new chaplain program; learn about the rich story of the historic facilities at UIWSOM and their successful military matches; and hear the inspiring journey of UIW alumni and veteran Christopher Marmolejo, Sr. and his family.

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Karissa Ramos

Love, Faith and Service

Karissa and Josh are excellent examples of how servant leadership, diligent work and a passion for serving others will not only lead them to success, but will lead others to success.

Military students

Best for Vets: UIW’s Military and Veteran Center

At UIW, supporting military-connected students is not only a goal, but a mission and priority – in fact, it is one of eight Strategic Priorities that the University has used to guide its operations.

Digital Stories

Christopher Marmolejo

A Family Legacy: The Marmolejos' Story

Christopher Marmolejo, Sr. has never shied away from a mission. With over 20 years of service in the U.S. Army, Army Reserves, and the Active Guard Reserve (AGR), including three tours in Iraq, he's adept at coordinating people, operations and exercises.

Military students

Historical Facilities and Military Matches

UIWSOM has proudly graduated 28 military doctors. The Class of 2024 includes an additional 38 graduates who have made commitments to pursue their medical careers in the U.S. military.


A Winning Program

Head coach of the UIW track, field and cross-country teams, Dr. Derek Riedel, has claimed five Southland Conference Championships in the last two years. At the February 2024 Southland Indoor Track & Field Championship meet, he aimed to make it six.