The Word Magazine

Summer 2023

We are excited to share The Word magazine's Summer 2023 digital edition. This edition highlights the incredible work accomplished by faculty members, students, and alumni at the University of the Incarnate Word. Our focus for this magazine is Blessed to be UIW.

In this issue, read how one family's faith and perseverance led to four UIW graduates, learn about 1992 Nobel Laureate Rigoberta Menchú Tum who will be speaking at UIW’s Broadway campus this Fall, read the story of UIW alumnus Fernando Mora, and celebrate Margaret Mitchell’s 31 years of service to the UIW community.

Read the Summer 2023 Issue (PDF)

Digital Stories

Summer 2023

Zarate Family

En las manos de Dios (In the Hands of God)

Four siblings, driven by their parents’ lessons of faith, service and education, become alumni of the University of the Incarnate Word

Rigoberta MenchĂș Tum

Nobel Laureate Visiting UIW Fall 2023

The Liza and Jack Lewis Center of the Americas at UIW will host the second lecture of the Leaders of the Americas Speaker Series on October 4.

Clint Killough

Moment for Reflection - UIW Football

As the head coach of the UIW football program, I consider it an honor to lead young men who are experiencing things I experienced as a Cardinal student-athlete.

Fernando Mora

The Road to Redemption

In 2004, Fernando Mora looked out of his cell in the Bexar County Jail and knew that his life needed to change.

UIW students in play

Thank you, Margaret Mitchell

Scenery and costume designer, writer, professor, mentor, colleague and friend are just a few of the roles that Margaret Mitchell played at UIW over the course of her 31-year tenure.

Spring 2023

Elyssa Barrientos

Returning Home to Lead Cardinals

It is not uncommon for a coach to want to return to their alma mater to lead the next generation of student-athletes.

Amanda Roberts

A Passion for Students in STEM

Amanda Roberts began her studies in Biology at the University of Incarnate Word as an undergraduate and earned her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry with a minor in Biology in 2010.

Woman in front of zoom class

Bridging The Americas

The year was 2019. The pandemic had not started, but the Incarnate Word Information Technology and Centro Universitario Incarnate Word (CIW) IT teams were ahead of their time.

Student talking to academic advisor

Champions in the Classroom

The saying goes that it takes a village to raise a child. The same is true for helping a student-athlete graduate from college.

Dr. Javier Clavere, Red Cardinal Mascot and Dr. Kevin B Vichcales

Moment of Reflection - Entrepreneurship

When we think of entrepreneurship, we think of business ventures or processes where a new enterprise is created, bearing all the risk with the goal of making a profit.

Dr. Holly Cassells

Thank you, Dr. Holly Cassells

After more than 40 years of service to the University of the Incarnate Word, Dr. Holly Cassells is prepared to call it a career.

Fall 2022

Two UIW students sitting at desk

The Cardinal Evolution

Digital technology is playing a role in education it never has before.

Three students on the tennis team

Family First and Paying it Forward

Warren Fulgenzi has a busy schedule, but his main goal is still to give back and to leave a legacy.

Faculty in front of podium speaking

Building from Scratch

As the UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine (UIWSOM) founding dean, Dr. Robyn Phillips-Madson prepares to retire, she reflects on her time helping start UIW’s osteopathic medical school.

Photo of Kaylah Rahman

Student Spotlight: Kaylah Rahman Q&A

Kaylah Rahman, current sophomore and recipient of the UIW Provost Academic Scholarship, loved the idea of continuing the family legacy at UIW.

Dr. Ricardo Gonzalez

Moment for Reflection - Dr. Ricardo Gonzalez

By Dr. Ricardo Gonzalez, Director, Ettling Center for Civic Leadership and Sustainability

Richard Duran

Living the Mission and operating as One Word

UIW Athletic Director Richard Duran works hard to help the department live out the Mission and core values of the University.

Dr. Mike McGuire and wife

A lifetime of Teaching, A legacy of Learning

The Dr. Mike McGuire Scholarship Endowment for Mission-Inspired Business Leadership seeks to leave a Legacy of Mission.

Doctor with patient

Rising from the Pandemic

Recognition, Response and Revelation