Alumna Alejandra “Ale” Barraza, principal of SAISD’s Carroll Early Childhood Education Center.

Feature Stories

The UIW Effect

By Crystale Lopez Alejandra “Ale” Barraza ’05 MAT, principal of SAISD’s Carroll Early Childhood Education Center, has set a precedence for herself to carry on the movement of great teaching and support to the community that all began for her at the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW). “My undergraduate degree is in business, it

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Feature Stories

Tovar instructs a student during a 3-D animation class.

Building Beasts, Beauties and Zombies

By Brian Hudgins Matt Tovar’s ’08 BA journey from virtual street fighter to senior cinematic animator carried him from San Antonio to sunny California. His introduction to video games came through playing various titles on Nintendo and PlayStation systems. “The Street Fighter series – I would play that with friends,” Tovar said. “I never actually

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The Art of Resilience

Alumnus Winslow Swart ’03 BBA ’05 MAA thinks beyond boundaries. His organizational development firm, Winslow Consulting, has trained leaders and teams on three continents. He has been both a student and a master in the classroom and at the dojo. Winslow is the first non-Japanese man in the world to reach the seventh-degree, master-level rank

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Boyle and Harrell display a photo taken at the “Gone with the Wind” exhibit in Austin in 1994.

Touching History

By Ashley Festa Intricate. Delicate. Precise. That’s the status quo for every University of the Incarnate Word fashion design student. But two of them discovered just how painstakingly complicated some needlework projects could be. Alumna Carrie Harrell ’89 BA and former student Jan Hevenor Boyle spent nearly 900 hours measuring, planning, cutting and sewing—not to

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The TED experience, connecting lines of human experience

By Brance Arnold ’10 MA When I got the call in August from an organizer for TEDxSanAntonio, I thought he was saying “FedEx” and almost hung up on him. He said, “No wait! This is a big deal! This is Chris with TEDxSanAntonio.” Then it hit me. A few months prior a friend of mine,

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President's Message


President’s Message

Dear Friends: UIW will mark a couple of important milestones later this spring that illustrate how much we have grown in the past few years. They also indicate that our impact has reached beyond South Texas to the rest of the country. The School of Physical Therapy will graduate its first class in May. It

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Campus News

UIW Golf

UIW breaks ground for new Professional Golf Management facility

The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) H-E-B School of Business and Administration (HEBSBA) held a groundbreaking Dec. 3 for its new Professional Golf Management facility located at The Republic Golf Course. The 13,000 square foot $3.5 million facility will be home to UIW’s Professional Golf Management Program (PGM) and the men’s and women’s NCAA

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Alumni Connections

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Class Notes Spring 2015

1960s Rita Shaw Reindl ’60 BSN was nominated and accepted into the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. The induction ceremony took place in October at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, in Houston, Texas. The principal celebrant was His Eminence Daniel Cardinal Dinardo, KGCHS. Mary Evelyn Wright King ’66 BS, MS, RHIA

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University Collective

Agnese with Woosong’s Chairman of the Board Dr. Kim Sung Kyung.

University Collective Spring 2015

  UIW President Dr. Louis Agnese was awarded an honorary degree for his leadership, entrepreneurship, and cooperation to benefit education in Korea by a Sister University in South Korea, Woosong University. He traveled to the city of Daejeon to receive the degree, a Doctorate in Business Administration, on Oct. 8. While he was in Korea,

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Cardinals Athletics

UIW’s 2014-15 men’s basketball team. Photos courtesy of Mark 
Walton and UIW Cardinals Athletics.

Achieving the Impossible

By John Goodspeed The University of the Incarnate Word’s (UIW) men’s basketball team achieved what many called impossible in their second season in a four-year transition to NCAA Division I. They defeated the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers, a team that played in last year’s NCAA Division I tournament. “People were saying we had zero chance

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The Back Page

2014 (1)

The 2015 Cutting Edge Fiesta Fashion Show

TUESDAY, APRIL 14 Doors open: 6 p.m. Show starts: 7 p.m. Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 100 Auditorium Circle San Antonio, TX 78205 Tickets from $25 – $125 For tickets call (210) 223-8624 or visit