On Saturday, Nov. 23, over 5,500 guests joined UIW President Dr. Louis Agnese at the Alice P. McDermott Convocation Center for UIW’s 27th annual Light the Way. Due to the inclement weather, the event was moved from the Benson Stadium to the Convocation Center where guests were treated to traditional holiday entertainment and then moved outside to watch Agnese and his guests officially kick off the season by flipping the switch and illuminating the campus in twinkling lights. Guests were treated to a fireworks grand finale sponsored by Tobin Lofts. The campus lighting topped off a fun-filled evening sponsored by H-E-B.
The event, which featured a “Christmas Around the World” theme, was emceed by KSAT12’s Steve Spriester and Isis Romero.
The audience enjoyed special performances by the choirs, dance teams and jazz band of the Brainpower Connection schools. UIW’s Institute of World Cultures Lion Dance Team surprised the crowd with a traditional Lion Dance and headliner Patsy Torres entertained guests.
After the official switch was flipped, Mariachi Las Coronelas entertained the crowd at a complimentary reception hosted by H-E-B and Sodexo.
Make plans to attend the 2014 Light the Way event scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014.