The University of the Incarnate Word presented Sarwat Husain as the 2010 Alumni of Distinction for Service in Mission at the fall Commencement ceremonies, which conferred 731 graduates Dec. 10-11. Husain received her Master of Science in nutrition from the university in 1994 and is active in the community continuing the Mission of the university.
She serves as vice chair of the National Board of the Council on American-Islamic Relations based in Washington, D.C., and she serves on the San Antonio Interreligious Council and the Texas Media Empowerment Project.
Among her many projects, Husain is the founding president of the San Antonio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and a leader in our city in interfaith relations. She is also a founder of the San Antonio Muslim Council and a member of the San Antonio Council for International Visitors. She formerly served on the FBI Regional Advisory Council and was selected to serve on the board of the San Antonio Mayor’s Commission for a United San Antonio under Mayor Ed Garza.
In addition, Husain founded Al-Ittihaad Monthly, the largest American Muslim newspaper in Texas. She works to encourage political engagement in Texas by conducting regular voter registration drives and training on how to become delegates, precinct chairs and judges. She is a member of the Texas Muslim Political Taskforce and a founding member of American Muslim Democratic Caucus.
Husain helped establish the American Muslim Youth Association and the Muslim Boys Scouts of America, Pack 78, and acts as an adviser to both.