Alumni Connections

Class Notes Summer 2015

Jul 13th, 2015 | By
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1940s Nell Mueller Kothmann ’48 BSN was recently named Volunteer of the Year by the Uvalde Chamber of Commerce for her many diverse volunteer efforts there. 1960s Celeste Barron ’64 BS retired as assistant to her CPA husband Robert, to help care for six grandchildren. They are active members of St. Pius X Parish. Barron

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A Lasting Tribute to a Legacy of Giving

Jul 13th, 2015 | By
Pinner celebrates her 90th birthday and a scholarship honoring her and her husband.

By Mendell Morgan, Library Dean Emeritus Mary Helen Devine Pinner ’46 BA (Pinkie to her friends) often says she is “the richest kid on the block.” So…what do you give the richest kid on the block to celebrate a milestone birthday? For a lady who has everything and has given so generously to her family,

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Upcoming Events

Jul 13th, 2015 | By
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First Home Game: UIW Football vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville, Saturday, Sept. 5, Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium UIW Men’s Soccer vs. UIW Mexico, Friday, Sept. 25, Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium UIW Men’s Soccer vs. UIW Soccer Alumni, Sunday, Sept. 27, Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium Light the Way, Saturday, Nov. 21, Gayle and Tom Benson

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“Where Rivers Meet”

Jul 13th, 2015 | By
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A World Premiere Produced by: University of the Incarnate Word St. Luke’s Episcopal Church & School • Theatre Nohgaku To Be Performed in: Austin – Nov. 3, 2015, 7:30 p.m. San Antonio – Nov. 5-6, 2015, 7:30 p.m. Houston – Nov. 8, 2015, 2 p.m. A unique international event, “Where Rivers Meet,” a triple bill

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Class Notes Spring 2015

Mar 13th, 2015 | By
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1960s Rita Shaw Reindl ’60 BSN was nominated and accepted into the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. The induction ceremony took place in October at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, in Houston, Texas. The principal celebrant was His Eminence Daniel Cardinal Dinardo, KGCHS. Mary Evelyn Wright King ’66 BS, MS, RHIA

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Board member euphoric about helping students achieve dreams

Mar 13th, 2015 | By
Karin and Scott Beckendorf pose for photo at the 2013 Swing-In Auction Party.

By Summer Chandler While it may be said often, it is no less true: helping others rewards the giver as much as the recipient. That reward is what has kept UIW Board of Trustees member J. Scott Beckendorf involved with UIW’s Development Board for 19 years. “I think it just does good for the person

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Upcoming Events

Mar 13th, 2015 | By
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UPCOMING EVENTS • UIW Tech Fair, Wednesday, April 1, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Marian Hall Ballroom • Cutting EdgeTM Fiesta® Fashion Show, Tuesday, April 14, 6 p.m., Tobin Center for the Performing Arts • 29th Annual Alamo Heights Night®, Friday, April 17, 5:30- 11:30 p.m., UIW campus • “Throwback to the 80s” Swing-In Auction Party, Thursday,

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UIW’s Fine Arts Complex gets a makeover

Nov 14th, 2014 | By
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William Gokelman, professor of music and chair of the music department, directs the Cardinal Chorale in the new choir rehearsal room at UIW’s Fine Arts Complex. “It is truly a blessing to have the appropriate spaces for rehearsing and music making. We have never had true rehearsal rooms before, having had to rehearse the 80-100

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Class Notes Fall 2014

Nov 14th, 2014 | By
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1970s 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. 1980s Michael Segovia ’84 BA recently gave a TED Talk in March 2014 at the TEDx Boyle Heights event

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Family and community inspire leadership

Nov 14th, 2014 | By
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The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) is a place of family and community. Robert Crosby, who in July became the new chair of UIW’s Development Board, said his inspiration for getting involved at the university was his wife, Kate ’96 BBA, and friend and colleague, Mikel Fitzgerald. “Kate joined the Development Board in January

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