Feature Stories

The Art of Giving

“Art is an extremely important part of one’s life. It’s food for the soul,” said Betty Stieren Kelso at her home in midtown San Antonio which resembles a museum with a vibrant, historical collection of artwork from all over the world. Betty and her husband Lt. Col. Robert (Bob) E. Kelso (Ret.) have traveled the

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Feature Stories


Word Web Exclusive – Engineering GEMS

Innovation is often born of the simplest of moments. For Dr. Michael Frye, associate professor of engineering, and Dr. Sreerenjini Nair, assistant professor of physics, one such moment came last spring, which led to the hosting of the first engineering camp by the University of the Incarnate Word’s (UIW) Autonomous Vehicle Systems (AVS) Research and

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(Pictured L-R) Connelly, Doyle, and Casanova

A Legacy of Success

As another graduating class received their diplomas this May, the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) bid a fond farewell to two retiring administrators who have led thousands of students to success. Dr. Denise Doyle, most recently the university’s chancellor, held many leadership positions during her 27 years at UIW. She served as provost, vice

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Kristofferson performs during the Helping Hands event.

Lending a Helping Hand

Carmelita Green ’63 BA is reticent to talk about herself. Ask about her life today and she will confidently talk about her husband, Dr. David P. Green, the nonprofit he started and her role in supporting the causes they both believe in. Ask about her past and she’s matter-of-fact about growing up in Laredo, remaining

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Skelton holds her photo with Obama and Biden at the White House as well as her service award.

No Brakes: Cycling towards healing and success

Tiffany Skelton, a freshman in the athletic training program at the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW), was presented with the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Volunteer Service at the White House in April. Skelton, a Wounded Warrior Athlete who retired from the U.S. Army after 13 years, was recognized for her service in the

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President's Message


President’s Message

Dear Friends: Welcome to the 2015 donor’s issue of The Word. This is our way of thanking the many people from around the world that contribute to the continued betterment of the University of the Incarnate Word. Our plans for the new School of Osteopathic Medicine got a big boost in September when it received

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Campus News

HEBSBA students assist with this year’s Big Give San Antonio.

UIW business students lend a hand to The Big Give San Antonio

For the second consecutive year, students from the H-E-B School of Business & Administration (HEBSBA) played a major role in helping The Big Give reach its fundraising goal. The Big Give San Antonio, an annual 24-hour city-wide philanthropic marathon, raised $4.3 million for local nonprofit organizations this year. The Big Give attracted 882 nonprofits in

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Alumni Connections


Class Notes Fall 2015

1970s Reinette King ’73 BA (pictured right) was appointed by the City of San Antonio in June 2015 to the City Zoning Commission. She has served as president of the El Dorado Homes Association since 2011. Antoinette Mulvaney ’78 BA is the director of accreditation and teaches law in the College of Business at Lamar University.

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University Collective

Marveen & Keith

University Collective Fall 2015

Dr. Veronica Acosta, associate professor of biology, received an additional award through a Department of the Army (DoA) grant: Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program and High School Apprenticeship Program. A $6,000 stipend was granted to one undergraduate research student, Fernando A. Hernandez, biology major, and one high school student, Sara Ana Henriquez, Atonement Academy. In total,

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Cardinals Athletics


Finding a Home

Bobby Limon has found a home, and that says a lot for the redshirt freshman lineman on the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) football team. Just a little more than two years ago Limon wasn’t quite sure where he was going to live and had to endure an emotional roller coaster that included the

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The Back Page


29th Annual Light the Way

Join the UIW family at the 29th Annual Light the Way on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 7:30 p.m. in the Gayle & Tom Benson Stadium sponsored by H-E-B. This year’s event will be filled with Christmas memories as we celebrate our theme “O Tannenbaum.” The program will feature KSAT 12 emcees Steve Spriester and Myra

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