The end of the fall term is nearing and that means UIW will welcome a new class of graduates to the UIW Alumni Association. The Word spoke with Dr. Tina Siller, the president of the UIW Alumni Board of Directors, about the benefits of membership. (Hint: There are no membership dues and plenty of reasons to join.)
What are the benefits of being a part of the Alumni Association?
This year’s theme for the Alumni Association is “Reconnection’. So I encourage alumni to reconnect with their fellow alumni, faculty, staff and students. The benefit associated with this is the sense of affiliation with the institution and others from the institution. We all have the Incarnate Word experience in common, and it’s nice to be able to share that experience with others by attending events and networking.
What events can members look forward to attending?
We currently host our monthly Thirsty Thursday mixers every second Thursday of the month. Alumni can also enjoy the annual Light the Way festivities on Nov. 18, Cardinal Couple Mass on Feb. 11, 2018, the Easter Egg Hunt on March 24, 2018, and the Ring Ceremony on April 8, 2018.
How can alumni keep in touch and follow you?
I record a monthly e-newsletter that is posted on the alumni Facebook page where I share information on the various ways alumni can reconnect. If they want to update their information, I encourage them to contact the alumni office by phone (210) 829-6014 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure that they receive The Word Magazine and information about upcoming events.
Stay in Touch!
Follow us on social media @uiwalumni on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or visit the alumni website at uiwalumni.org for upcoming events and opportunities to reconnect.