On Oct. 8, UIW celebrated Heritage Day in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word where employees were recognized for their years of loyal support, dedication and contribution to the university and Mission. The annual celebration honors the history and heritage of the university and its founders, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. Employees were recognized with five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 35, 40, and 50 years of service.
Dr. Dick McCracken, dean of alumni emeritus, celebrated his 50th year with UIW. McCracken has served Incarnate Word since 1964 in many capacities including English professor, director of public relations, and dean of alumni and planned giving. He has served six presidents during his tenure at the university. In 2005, he was awarded the Doctor of Humane Letters.
Dr. Kathleen Light, UIW provost, posthumously recognized Sr. Dorothy (Dot) Ettling, CCVI, Center for Civic Leadership director, and Dr. Timothy Henrich, professor of sports management, for their many years of service to the university.