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  • Webster Alumnus Serves as Deputy Commander of the Elite Old Guard Army Regiment
    Lt. Col. R. Tyler Willbanks, who graduated with a master’s degree in international relations this spring, serves as the deputy regimental commander of The Old Guard, also known as the Third U.S. Infantry Regiment. The elite unit serves at military funerals, major events with international dignitaries, and other high-profile occasions such as the recent presidential inauguration.
  • Snapshots: Sargent, Alumni at Special Performance of Norbert Leo Butz' 'Whirligig'
    On Friday, June 2, Peter Sargent, dean of the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts welcomed Webster alumni to a special performance of “The Whirligig” at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre in New York City. Alumni came from near and far to see fellow alumnus Norbert Leo Butz, BFA ’90, who starred in the world premiere. A private meet-and-greet with the beloved actor took place after the performance.
  • Alumna, Student in Business Journal 30 Under 30
    Webster University alumna Abby Bandelow and MBA student Ellen Drazen are among the young professionals recognized in the St. Louis Business Journal's 2017 "30 Under 30," as featured in the July 7-13 edition. They will be honored at a Business Journal cocktail reception on July 13, 5:30-7 p.m. at .ZACK.
  • Student Life Hall of Fame to Induct Five New Members
    Daniel (Dee) Goines ’08, Lauren (Meyer) Hoggatt ’10 and ’12, Mario Santander ’09 and ’11, Mathias Jackson ’06 and ’07, and Tyler Holman ’12 have been selected as the newest members of the Webster University Student Life Hall of Fame. They will be inducted at a ceremony during Homecoming Weekend, on Friday, Sept. 15.
  • 2017 Alumni Association Award Winners: Freeman, Jeffries, Harbeson, Rahmans
    The Webster University Alumni Association announces Alan O. Freeman (MBA '93), Tracey Jeffries (MA '10), Ann Harbeson (MA '03) and Loren (BA '12, MA '12) and Wakeel (BA '13) Rahman as the 2017 Alumni Awards recipients. Click through to read more about these deserving recipients, who will be honored at the Annual Homecoming Dinner and Dance on Saturday, Sept. 16.
  • Voice Professor, Student, Alumna in Italy for Symposium
    Jacob Lassetter, associate professor of voice in the Department of Music, is singing and teaching this month at the Bassi Brugnatelli International Conducting and Singing Symposium in Robbiate, Italy. Webster student Sophie Shugart and alumna Kait Turner are participating in this year’s program, receiving lessons, coaching, movement, conversational Italian instruction, and performance opportunities.
  • Alumna from Ghana to Share Story of Art, Life, Global Opportunities
    Webster University alumna Yvonne Osei will share her life story traveling from Ghana to pursue an art education, highlighting how Webster‘s educational climate enabled her to teach in seven different public schools and institutions, carry out community services, and translated her art into works that had a global sensitivity. She'll speak around the theme, "What happens when art and life meet?" as part of the "Campfire" series held at St. Louis Public Library on Saturday, July 8.
  • Webster Outcomes Survey for Spring 2 Graduates
    To gather important data about the outcomes of our graduates, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness needs your help in encouraging Spring 2 2017 graduates to complete the Webster University Outcomes Survey.
  • Webster at Churchill Downs: 100 alumni, faculty, staff, Sisters of Loretto gather
    Webster University alumni, faculty and staff gathered together for an afternoon of horse racing fun at the annual Churchill Downs event in Louisville, Kentucky, on June 10. Over 100 representatives of the Webster community attended, including alumni from Florida, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Tennessee, in addition to those from the Louisville Chapter. Sister Barbara Nicholas (BA ’65) and several other Sisters of Loretto were also in attendance. The Alumni Association will host another event in Louisville in the fall.
  • Second Baseball Player Joins Professional Team
    Webster University baseball had a rare feat in 2017 for an NCAA III program, with two players signing professional contracts, including one drafted to the MLB. Josh Fleming was drafted in the fifth round of the MLB draft with the 139th pick overall by the Tampa Bay Rays, and Kyle Uhrich became the second Gorlok to land a contract, signing with the Gateway Grizzlies of the independent Frontier League.
  • Snapshots: Major General Alumna Keynotes Fort Leavenworth Commencement
    Webster University's Fort Leavenworth location celebrated the graduation of 177 students on June 7, with Webster alumna Maj. Gen. Maria Gervais serving as commencement speaker. Gervais is the current Deputy Commanding General of the Combined Arms Center-Training and holds a Master of Arts in Human Resources from Webster University.
  • Snapshots: Commencement in Memphis, Navy College Combined Ceremony
    Webster University graduates were among students from four universities taking part in ceremonies at the Navy College Combined Commencement in Millington, Tennessee, a suburb of Memphis, on June 2. Joey Edwards, Webster University’s director at the Naval Support Activity Mid-South (NSA Mid-South) in Millington served as master of ceremonies at the event attended by about 600 people.
  • Webster Alumna Creates Center for Children with Autism
    Days after Joetta Mahan crossed the stage last week and received her master’s degree in Community Counseling at Webster University’s Kansas City location, she already was focused on a new project that would use her newly earned counseling skills. Mahan is founding a nonprofit center to work with older children with autism.
  • Snapshots: Charleston Commencement 2017
    Provost, senior vice president and chief operating officer Julian Schuster was the commencement speaker for ceremonies at Webster University's Charleston, South Carolina, campus location. The graduates included a married couple retired from the military, an active duty captain who traveled to the ceremony from Fort Meade, and many grads who pursued their degrees to aid transition to new careers.
  • University to Promote ISB Opening, Eclipse Viewing at July 4 Parade; Call for Volunteers
    Members of the Webster University community are invited to participate in the City of Webster Groves’ Community Days Parade Saturday, July 4. The University’s float this year will be a science-theme, with giveaway items that invite the community to two upcoming events on the home campus. Energetic walkers are needed to hand out small items to the crowd during the parade. Help is also needed on Monday, July 3, to prepare the more than 8,000 giveaway items for parade walkers.
  • In the News: Undergraduate research on herbicide impact on ants
    NPR affiliate St. Louis Public Radio aired a story on Webster University undergraduate research into the effects of man-made contaminants such as herbicides on the behavior of ants. The research, supervised by assistant professor Victoria Brown-Kennerly, found that the presence of the herbicide Roundup caused Western harvester ants to stop digging. But they also found that glyphosate -- the chemical most associated with the product -- was not the culprit.
  • Community Music School Student Joins Muny Orchestra
    Community Music School student and recent graduate of Ladue High School, Nathan Hsu, has been offered a cello section position with The MUNY Orchestra for the summer 2017 season. Nathan started with CMS in the Suzuki program with Mary Lou Gotman and continued his cello studies with CMS faculty member, Catherine Lehr.
  • Remembering Adelyn Reinheimer Cline '49, Alumni Association Board President
    The Webster University community is saddened by the loss of alumna Adelyn Reinheimer Cline '49, a dedicated member of the Webster University Alumni Association who served as Alumni Association Board president and vice president for multiple terms. In 1997, she was honored with the Mary Elizabeth Newell Award for her demonstrated loyalty, commitment and concern for Webster over the span of many years.
  • Snapshots: Los Angeles Air Force Base Commencement
    Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble was the commencement speaker for Webster's Los Angeles Air Force Base ceremonies, held at Fort Mac Arthur Air Force Base on Friday, May 19. More than 150 guests from southern California as well as Texas, Washington and Nevada were on hand to celebrate graduates who had completed master's or bachelor's degrees. One graduate in attendance was an online student from Texas.
  • Cardenas Selected for NCAA Career In Sports Forum
    Webster University senior student and softball team member Karissa Cardenas has been selected to attend the NCAA Career In Sports Forum. This is the eighth year the NCAA has invited student-athletes with an interest in working in the sports industry to attend the forum. Cardenas will be the lone representative from St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference schools.
  • Remembering Tom Palozola Jr. '15
    Webster University was saddened to learn of the death of Tom Palozola Jr., an alumnus and current graduate student. Palozola was a leader on the home campus, serving as president of the Student Veterans Organization and spearheading the funding effort to open a Student Veterans Center on campus.
  • Webster Alumnus Appointed General Counsel to Corporation for National and Community Service
    St. Louis senior counsel Tim Noelker '73 has devoted countless volunteer hours advancing the work of nonprofits and charitable organizations. But when he leaves Thompson Coburn this summer for a high-profile new position, volunteering will become his work. He has been appointed by The White House to serve as General Counsel for the Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS) in Washington, D.C., effective July 5, 2017.
  • Video: Class of '88 Alumna Gets Long-Awaited Commencement Day
    The Class of 2017 weren't the only graduates calling last Saturday a special Webster University commencement day. Karla Ramser-Young, who earned her MA in 1988 but was near full term in her pregnancy at the time, finally got to walk across the stage 29 years later. Her son, Joshua, arranged with Webster for her to cross this item off her "bucket list." Watch a video on what the moment meant to Karla and her son.
  • In the News: Stroble on value of degrees; '88 grad gets her day; Curtis on ransomware
    President Beth Stroble was quoted in an Ingram’s feature examining the costs and value of higher education, in particular from private institutions.... Professor Jim Curtis was interviewed for an NBC affiliate's story on global ransomware attacks.... The story of Karla Ramsey-Young '88, who walked at Saturday's commencement 30 years after finishing her degree, was featured by Louisville's WDRB TV.
  • Around Webster: Erickson play opens; Rockwell in Peru; McElwee, Cosic screenings
    Michael Erickson's "Honor Student" opens this weekend, directed by alumnus Taylor Gruenloh.... Van McElwee's "Objects In A Landscape" was screened at the National Gallery of Art this month, while "Flag And Its Shadow" opened in Los Angeles.... Several Zlatko Cosic films are screening this month in St. Louis and in June at the OtherMovie Lugano Film Festival in Switzerland.... Rick Rockwell gave two presentations at the Latin American Studies Association conference in Lima, Peru.
  • Snapshots: 2017 Commencement Ceremonies around the World
    Commencement season is in high gear at Webster University, with several ceremonies at campuses around the world taking place last weekend, and more to come through the summer. The largest was the 98th annual ceremony at The Muny in St. Louis, which attracted grads and families from across the network. See photos and links for the scenes from several ceremonies celebrating this year's 6,058 grads who add to a network of 192,000 alumni.
  • Ghana Campus Celebrates Third Commencement Ceremony
    The Ghana Campus has held its third commencement ceremony at the forecourt of the new campus location in East Legon, Accra. The class of 2017, supported by their families, friends, faculty, alumni, and fellow students, obtained their Masters degrees in international relations and business administration.
  • Today is Give STL Day!
    One Day. One Community. Give STL Day is bringing the St. Louis community together to support and enhance local nonprofits. Show your support for Webster and the STL community, by supporting a nonprofit most meaningful to you, like our University. You can make your gift now to benefit the students we serve and to celebrate the more than 6,000 new alumni we will have after commencement this weekend!
  • Webster Alumnus Reflects on Global Experience
    Sujan Kayastha studied in multiple countries during his time at Webster University, and graduated twice, each time in a different nation. He reflects on the benefits of a global education.
  • Online Learning Center to Host Reception Honoring Graduates May 12
    The Online Learning Center will host a reception honoring graduates of online programs, as well as students who have completed their degrees at one of Webster’s Extended Campuses, on Friday, May 12, 2017 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m in the Sunnen Lounge.