UIW Alumna and Chief of Bowden Eye Care and Health Center Reflects on Her Career and Achievements

12/01/2023 Sourced from UIW News

Dr. Janet Summers is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Rosenberg School of Optometry and Chief of the UIW Bowden Eye Care and Health Center. She is a first-generation college and professional school graduate who has passionately nurtured her community through years of dedicated service towards the field of optometry. Throughout her career, she has been appointed Chief of Optometry at Penn Group Health Plan, established five private practices, and served on various optometry organization boards, and was subsequently recruited to San Antonio as a Vice President of Clinical Standards and Medical Care. She joined the UIW community in 2018 as a clinical professor and mission trip leader at RSO and recently graduated with an MS in Organizational Development and Leadership with distinction in 2022. Summers was recently honored by Chatham University, her first alma mater, as the recipient of the 2023 Alumni Cornerstone Award in Optometry.



A Legacy of Learning

06/01/2023 Sourced from UIW News

Melissa and Frances Silva have much in common. The sisters share devoted parents, an upbringing they uniquely understand, doctoral degrees in healthcare, and most recently, they became alumnae of the University of the Incarnate Word on the exact same day.


Assistant Dean of RSO Named Educator of the Year

03/03/2023 Sourced from UIW News

Nekima Williams, OD, assistant dean for Clinical Affairs and Externship Programs director at the UIW Rosenberg School of Optometry (RSO), was so excited she “actually started screaming” in her office when she learned she won the Educator of the Year Award from the Texas Optometric Association.