In the midst of a very cordial and nostalgic environment, last Friday, June 21, the traditional 2019 Graduation ceremony was celebrated at the Mexico City, Campus of the University of the Incarnate Word, for students who completed undergraduate and graduate levels at this institution.
The celebration was attended by Dr. Thomas Evans, President of The University of the Incarnate Word, in San Antonio, Texas, accompanied by Marcos Fragoso, Vice-president for International Affairs at UIW; Matthew Whitehouse, rector of the Mexico City Campus; José Antonio López Verver, rector at the Bajío Campus Bajío; Fabiola Iturbide Ruiz, Academic Director of the Mexico City Campus; Sister Laura Elena Zavala Corona, PhD, who was a Member of the Board of Directors for six years, in the early stages of the University and representative of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, as well as Dr. Arturo Cherbowsky Lask, Executive Director of de Santander Universities and general editor of Universia México.
Within the framework of the event, a plaque to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word (CCVI) in San Antonio, Texas, was unveiled. Throughout these years, the Sisters have served thousands of people, especially those who are economically poor and vulnerable, through a variety of ministries which include education, health, pastoral and social services.
The rector, Matthew Whitehouse acknowledged the work that the Congregation has done during all these years, which goes beyond the academic aspect, and he said he was honored to be part of a University which belongs to this Congregation.
After the unveiling and reading of the commemorative plaque, Sister Gloria Ortiz Villalón addressed all those present and expressed her gratitude for all the blessings received by the collaborators and associates of the institution, especially the students and former students who are part of the generations that have graduated at the University.
This fact confirms the work, dedication and effort that the Congregation has offered during these 150 years, and that we are sure, will continue for many more years in order to fulfill the Mission to serve the people who need it most.