Dr. Leslie Mayrand ’77 BA BSN recently formed a comedy troupe called “Rodeo Sweethearts.”
Joe Pickard ’77 BBA has taken on a partner and now practices law as Pickard and Ross, PC in Littleton, Colo.
Rev. Dr. Mark Cannaday ’86 BA celebrated his 45th wedding anniversary with an Alaskan cruise.
Dr. David Joyner ’87 MBA received his doctorate from Nova Southeastern University in late 2012. He has been running Trinity Group, a real estate service company, for 21 years.
Kelli Hesse Borbón ’93 BA has joined the San Antonio law firm of King & Sommer, LLP. Borbón has extensive litigation experience in employment, consumer, products liability, general commercial, toxic tort and personal injury, as well as arbitrations and administrative proceedings. She also focuses on advising clients in litigation avoidance, regulatory compliance and general risk management strategies, policies and procedures. Borbón is a 1996 graduate of the University of Texas School of Law.
Randy Henderson ’93 BBA is the head girls basketball coach at Plains High School in West Texas. The team won the Class A Division I state championship this spring in Austin, Texas.
Nancy G. West ’94 MA is proud to announce that Henery Press has acquired her “Aggie Mundeen” mystery series and has contracted for two more books. The title character, Aggie, and her younger friend attend classes at the University of the Holy Trinity – a fictional combination of four local universities.
Shirley Martinez ’98 BA is currently the new vice chair of the Republican Party of Bexar County.
Alana (Walsh) Trammell ’99 BS (pictured right) received her Master of Education at Texas State University in December and is currently working for the Texas Department of State Health Services as a training specialist for the Texas Cancer Registry. Cody and Alana Trammell were married in July 2011 and had a baby boy, Aidan Joseph, in May 2012.
Kevin Barber ’99 BBA is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) taking the lead on assurance services for ATKG, LLP. Barber has worked in public accounting for over 14 years in the San Antonio market with national and large regional firms and has in-depth knowledge of assurance and financial reporting across a variety of industries. He is an active board member of the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce.
Noel Pena ’02 BAAS serves as the Southwest regional sales manager at Vital Pharmaceuticals where he handles business development and sales of VPX sports nutrition products through various distribution channels and retailers. His current region coverage is 14 states inclusive of Texas through North Dakota.
Alejandra Barraza ’05 MAT is currently serving as the principal of the Carroll Early Child Center in SAISD.
Jose Melendez ’05 MBA is currently a sports agent who serves as the founder and president of the Texas Winter League which brings together players for a chance to springboard to professional baseball.
Stephen Villela ’06 BA is currently working on a documentary film, Project Forgiveness, a story about Rwandan genocide.
Stephanie Winegeart ’06 BA earned her Master of Education in Special Education in 2010 from Texas A&M San Antonio.
Samantha Plasencia ’08 BA (pictured right), one of the stars of the most recent season of Project Runway, returned to UIW where she met with former instructors and students. Pictured L-R: Plasencia and Teri Lopez, senior instructor of fashion management.
Janelle Carrillo ’09 BA is currently working as the district office manager overseeing the San Antonio locations of Ruth’s Chris Steak House.
Rianne Leal ’09 BA is serving as an admissions advisor for the Aveda Institute.
Anna Dean ’10 MS is now practicing in cardiometabolic care in Houston for the Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc. She is also the current president of the Houston Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and was named Houston’s Registered Young Dietitian of the Year.
Erica Mendez ’10 BA ’12 MAA is now account coordinator at Creative Link.
Valentino Lucio ’11 BA joined the San Antonio Express-News as a food and drink writer for the Taste section.
Nicole Gradeless ’12 BA (pictured right) currently owns Sweet Spot Cake Pops, a business that features fully baked cake that is crumbled, mixed with frosting, and rolled into a ball or sculpted into a shape.
Command Sgt. Maj. Alex Stewart ’12 MAA retired from the U.S. Army after serving 23 years. He is now employed as an investigator for the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.
Corey Franklin ’12 BA received a Master of Business Administration in London, England from Regents American University London/Webster University in December 2013.
Travis Gotthardt ’12 BA has been working for Cactus Wellhead for a year. He is currently an assembly tech and handles logistics and inventory.
Robert Rodriguez ’12 BA is a clinical research coordinator at Shriners Hospital for Children for pediatric burn survivors. His focus is on outpatient care and he follows pediatric patients from time of burn until they are 21 years-of-age. He works with a research team of doctors including the world renowned burn surgeon Dr. David Herndon. Rodriguez also travels to Mexico City, Toluca, and Guadalajara in Mexico for clinics. There are 11 clinics throughout Mexico and the northern part of Texas.
Anthony Maestas ’13 MAA has retired with over 30 years of Naval service. The ceremony was held at the USS Parche Memorial Submarine Base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
William Goodloe ’13 BA is teaching Special Education English at Stevens High School in San Antonio, Texas.
Cristal Mejia ’14 BA recently launched her own online boutique, Contemporary Threads. She is working on converting a section of her beauty salon into a boutique.
Ruth Gomez ’14 BS is working at Toyota Motor Manufacturing as a work conditioning specialist.
Jennifer Weber ’14 BA opened an automotive repair facility called Weber Autoworks specializing in all makes and models.
Joel Valentine Flores-Sanjur ’14 BA is now a reporter in Midland, Texas for KUPB-TV Univision 18.
Stanley Anthony ’88 BA
Sr. Mary Helen Archibald, RSU ’72 MA
Esperanza De Leon Barrera ’54 BSN
Col. Lila J. Busch, USA ’72 BSN
Anne Kelly Christian ’65 BA
Margaret Lynam Ciatto ’69 BSN
Sr. Dorothy (Dot) H. Ettling, CCVI, PhD, ’64 BA, ’94 DHL
Alfredo Flores, Sr., at age 105, benefactor
Karen Ward Guckian ’07 BBA
Dorothy Lucille Tracy Gunkel ’47 BS
Betty Irene Chaffman Harris ’70 BSN
Marilyn Gann Harris ’70 MA
Judy Kay Meyn Henning ’00 BA
Dr. Timothy Henrich, professor of sports management and kinesiology
Zenia de Phillippi Kitowski ’46 BA
Martha Seng Klein ’32 IWHS ’36 BA
Lt. Col. Edith V. Knox ’64 BSN, former assistant chief, Army Nurse Corps
Eugenia Wilson Langworthy ’44 BA
Mary Jo Kolafa Lytton ’66 BA ’71 MA
Bobby Ann Erlich Martin ’68 BSN
Maria Teresa Viola Martinez ’72 MA
Linda Gerken Maybury ’69 BA
Rita Pfeiffer Moulder ’42 IWHS ’46 BA
Maria Guadalupe “Lupita” Trevino Ramirez ’74 BA
Anna Sylvia Ramirez Reeve ’72 BA
Nancy B. DeSales Flick Riley ’76 BSN
Sr. Teresita Rodriguez, IWBS ’78 MA
Joy F. Schwartz ’71 BA
Walter George Simmons, Jr. ’76 MS
Miriam Rosenberg Soble, former student ’44
Gerald K. Sseruwagi ’13 PhD
Hazel Deshields Vickery ’69 BA
Wilburn Lee Duff Williams, RN ’38 BSN
Weddings and Engagements
Jayme Gonzales ’06 MA married Anthony Agozie on June 27, 2014.
Erika D. Bustos ’14 BA married Adrian Bruno on June 21, 2014 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Michelle Lozoya-Villarreal ’12 BS was married at the Chapel of the Incarnate Word on Aug. 23, 2014 to Jason Villarreal.
Martha Flores ’10 PharmD and Jaime Muniz married on Feb. 14, 2014.
Marisa E. Ayon ’10 BS was engaged to Chris Gordon ’11 BS on April 23, 2014.
Esther Guerra ’07 BA is happy to announce the arrival of Rosalinda Nellieborn on June 15, 2014. She was born on Father’s Day
when the San Antonio Spurs won their 5th championship.
Reynaldo ’06 BBA and Vanessa Renee Reyes-Aranda ’12 BA welcomed their baby boy Reynaldo Antonio Jan. 28, 2014.
Touching Countless Lives
It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our beloved Sr. Dorothy (Dot) Ettling, CCVI, PhD, ’64 BA, ’94 DHL, who served as a faculty member for 15 years and was a former trustee. Sr. Dot, as she was affectionately known, was born on March 6, 1940 in St. Louis, Mo. She served the congregation as general superior from 1984 – 1990. Sr. Dot served as director of the Center for Civic Leadership (CCL), co-founded in partnership with CHRISTUS Health and UIW. The CCL will be dedicated to the memory of Sr. Dot, and named the Sister Dorothy Ettling Center for Civic Leadership. She co-founded, with Sr. Neomi Hayes, CCVI, Women’s Global Connection under the sponsorship of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and in partnership with UIW. Sr. Dot traveled to Africa and Peru as part of “immersion trips” organized by WGC to promote understanding of different cultures and provide education as a means of promoting women’s leadership and community development. Sr. Dot touched countless lives through her ministries. Her legacy will go on to serve the most vulnerable in society and empower women to attain a better life for themselves and their families.
Dr. Timothy Henrich, professor of sports management and kinesiology, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. Henrich served as a UIW faculty member for 22 years. He was the driving force behind the undergraduate and graduate degrees in sport management and served as director of the program from its inception in 1993 until 2011. Henrich was instrumental in the vision and creation of the fencing center, which is considered the premier fencing facility in the region; it is located on the campus of St. Anthony Catholic High School. Henrich coached swimming at every level, including Olympic teams in Egypt and Denmark. He was also instrumental in the building of the Natatorium and started the swim program at UIW. He helped find funding for the building, and worked with the architects to design the structure that exists on campus today. Henrich held positions in many professional organizations and was a prolific researcher, writer and presenter. At UIW he served as a senator and chair of numerous faculty committees. The Brainpower Center for Fencing and International Sports will be dedicated to the memory of Dr. Timothy Henrich, and named the Henrich Center for Fencing and International Sports.
UIW faculty who have made an impact!
Michelle Loyoza-Villareal ’12 BS writes: “Speaking of huge impacts on my life, I would like to say that Dr. (Richard) Piegler changed my life. I am happy to say that I had the opportunity to take evolution and systematics and entomology with him. You see, I love animal behavior. At that time, Dr. (Sara) Tallarovic had captivated me with her courses and I was working for the San Antonio Zoo as an exhibit interpreter. Dr. Piegler encouraged me to take his entomology course which I was not very enthralled by with his description of the course and what we would be touching and putting pins through. But Dr. Piegler was so enthusiastic about his material. Before I knew it, I was in his office telling him about the insects I had encountered from the book in real life and asking him what he thought about the specimens I had collected. I became so excited about bugs, I surprised not only my family, friends, sorority sisters, but myself. There I was on campus with my jar in my purse and my net in my trunk, in class thinking about the dragon flies I had seen around the Natatorium. Dr. Piegler’s passion and his involvement with me and my own collection inspired me to change my career route. Dr. Piegler is who made me want to be a teacher instead of an animal trainer. Around the time I was graduating, I started working for Sea World as an educator. I would tell Dr. P. about my new learning but would also tell him about the awesome specimens I had seen crawling or flying around the Sea World park. I am currently going to USC for my Master of Arts in Teaching. I want to teach biology, maybe even entomology! I wouldn’t have made the switch without Dr. P.’s amazing influence. I hope to be half the teacher he is.”
Cynthia Grobe Serene ’71 BA writes: “I was a 17 year old freshman in Sr. Rosa Maria Icaza’s Spanish class in 1967 at Incarnate Word College (now UIW). There were only 12 students in the class so you had to participate and ‘be on your toes’ the whole class period, but I learned my Spanish. I took that knowledge with me in my 34 years as an elementary school teacher here in San Antonio. I used my Spanish frequently in speaking with parents. I will always remember Sr. Rosa Maria Icaza and her way of teaching which definitely benefitted me in my career as a school teacher.”