University Gifts

Family and community inspire leadership

Nov 14th, 2014 | By
Crosby Swing-In

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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Incarnate Word for Life

Nov 14th, 2014 | By
Cheryl McMullan

Cheryl McMullan ’62 IWHS ’66 BA ’70 MA confesses she has too many fond memories to mention, so many they could fill a book. But pivotal to her as an alumna of the Brainpower Connection’s St. Peter Prince of Apostles School, Incarnate Word High School (IWHS), and what was then Incarnate Word College (IWC), are

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A Passion for Education

Jul 9th, 2014 | By
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By Brance Arnold ’10 MA A passionate belief in education and the mission of providing youth an opportunity to achieve their academic aspirations is what inspires Rick Fink ’88 MA and his wife, Marion, to maintain a deep connection with the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) and play an integral role in its advancement.

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A Musical Memory: Ingrid Seddon honored through UIW’s music program

Mar 15th, 2014 | By
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By Alex Castaneda ’83 BA Robert and Ingrid Seddon’s first contact with the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) was in December 2011 when they came to campus for the graduation of their granddaughter, Amanda Seddon. Amanda graduated with a Master of Arts in Administration with a concentration in organizational development. Ingrid spoke with an

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Healing generations through scholarship

Nov 18th, 2013 | By
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  By Brance Arnold ’10 MA “Sigue luchando y no te dejes vencer,” which translates to “keep on fighting and don’t ever give up,” is the mantra Lea Lopez-Fagin ’96 MSN carried close to her heart as she made the lifelong journey from living deep in the jungles of Peru to achieving the American dream

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Lifelong friendship impacts future generations

Jul 15th, 2013 | By
Sr. Mary Helene
Probst, CCVI

  Mary Helen “Pinkie” Devine Pinner, ’46 BA, developed many lifelong friendships during her years at UIW. Sr. Mary Helene Probst, CCVI, was among those very special friendships. Probst was director of speech and dramatics from 1940 to 1955, and was one of Pinner’s favorite professors. Years later Pinner and her husband, Bill, established The

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Larger than Life

Mar 14th, 2013 | By
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In April 2012, the university lost one of its dear nursing alumni… Capt. Margaret Cathlene Donoghue NC, USN, ’54 BSN. Anyone who knew “Maggie” would tell you she was larger than life. Donoghue stood six feet tall and projected herself in a way that demanded attention. Her commanding presence was integral to who she was

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Generations of Giving

Mar 18th, 2011 | By

By Dick McCracken When my mother, Betty Huth, was a student at Incarnate Word College in 1922, Incarnate Word had everything a fine arts student could ever want,” said Betty Stieren Kelso, UIW Board of Trustees member. “Mother was a music student.” In 2011, it would be quite a trick to assemble the large number

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Profiles in Generosity

Mar 18th, 2011 | By

A legacy honoring special professors Gayle Biehunko Sette graduated summa cum laude from Incarnate Word College in 1973 with a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics. She went on to earn a master’s in computing science from Texas A&M University. After a successful career, she recently retired after 30 years with IBM. A native of Shiner,

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