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Since our founding in 1881 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, we have paved new ways for tens of thousands of students to reach their academic dreams. UIW was the first institution to offer higher education for women in central and south Texas, consistently ranks among the top schools for veterans, and ranks No. 1 in the nation among faith-based universities graduating Hispanic students with bachelor’s degrees. As pioneers in Catholic higher education, we continue to forge new roads for every student to reach their full potential and create positive change in the world. UIW is a proud Hispanic Serving Institution.

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UIW News

UIW Graduate Named Clinical Teacher of the Year

September 30, 2022

Micah Hunter admits it has taken a little while to get used to her new job as a first-year teacher of fourth graders at Woodlawn Academy in the San Antonio Independent School District, but it hasn’t take her long to reach new heights. Earlier this year, the Texas Directors of Field Experience recognized Hunter as the 2021-2022 Texas Clinical Teacher of the Year.

Diversity in the Medical Field

September 29, 2022

What factors in general surgery residencies encourage women and minorities to apply to these programs? This is the question UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine learners Rachael Holtzman (second year), Deepti Akella (second year) and Jacqueline Danisi (fourth year) set out to research. They examined different factors that influence diverse applicants when applying to general surgery residency programs.

UIW Students Step Up to Help Special Olympics Athletes

September 30, 2022

“Seeing students embrace diversity and inclusion strengthens my faith in a better tomorrow.” That’s the way Dr. Stephanie Grote-Garcia, professor of Teacher Education, sees the formation of the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) Special Olympic College Club. Grote-Garcia and Dr. Emily Dow are faculty co-advisors of the Club which is made up of UIW students and Special Olympic athletes.

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