Graduates earning their bachelor’s and master’s degrees attend the commencement ceremony at the Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum on May 11.

The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) conferred degrees to 982 graduates at two spring commencement ceremonies on May 9 and 11.

The first ceremony was held in the Alice P. McDermott Convocation Center on campus. The evening’s commencement honored graduates of the university’s Ph.D. and professional doctoral programs. The keynote speaker was Sam Witkin, who recently retired as executive director of Project Interchange based in Washington D.C. Founded in 1982, Project Interchange is an educational institute of the American Jewish Committee that brings influential opinion leaders and policy makers to Israel for a week of intensive travel and learning.

The second commencement ceremony was held in the Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum and honored students earning their bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The 2014 Alumna of Distinction for Service in Mission, Jennifer Staubach Gates ’88 BSN, served as commencement speaker. Dr. Lopita Nath, associate professor of history, was awarded the Moody Professorship for 2014-2015. The Spring 2014 undergraduate class, as enlightened and concerned citizens, together have given back nearly 28,000 hours in service to the San Antonio community.

View video of the 2014 Commencement here!