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2017 Commencement Wrap-up

Commencement Wrap-up
In May 2017, 6,058 students graduated from Webster University to add to an alumni network that is now more than 192,000 strong. This year's graduating class hails from 125 different countries. In the U.S. they represent 48 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Among the graduating class are 63 currently stationed overseas with the military.

2017 Alumni Association Award Winners

2017 Alumni Association Award Winners
The Webster University Alumni Association has announced Alan O. Freeman, Tracey Jeffries, Ann Harbeson, and Loren and Wakeel Rahman as recipients of its 2017 Alumni Awards, who will be honored at the Annual Homecoming Dinner and Dance on Saturday, Sept. 16.

2017 Outstanding Alumni Award Winners

2017 Outstanding Alumni Award Winners
The Webster University Alumni Association announced Marilynne Bradley, Vanessa Cooksey, Adam Neal, Emily Hencken-Ritter and Christopher Dietrich as recipients of its 2017 Outstanding Alumni Award.

Simone Cummings Named Dean of Walker School

Commencement Wrap-up
Simone Cummings was appointed the new dean of Webster University’s Walker School of Business and Technology.

Dr. Anton Wallner Appointed Dean of College of Arts & Sciences

2017 Outstanding Alumni Award Winners
Dr. Anton S. Wallner was appointed the new dean of Webster University’s College of Arts and Sciences. Wallner started his position this summer, just in time to help faculty and staff move into Browning Hall, the Interdisciplinary Science Building.

Home Campus News

Student Life Hall of Fame to Induct Five New Members

Student Life Hall of Fame to Induct Five New Members
Daniel (Dee) Goines, Lauren (Meyer) Hoggatt, Mario Santander, Mathias Jackson, and Tyler Holman 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.

Solar Eclipse: Viewing at Webster

Solar Eclipse: Viewing at Webster
Webster University’s Department of Biological Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences hosted festivities celebrating and observing the full solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 at Webster’s home campus in Webster Groves.

Special Performance of Norbert Leo Butz' 'Whirligig'

 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” in New York City, starring alumnus Norbert Leo Butz, BFA ’90.

17th Annual Alumni Association Easter Egg Hunt

17th Annual Alumni Association Easter Egg Hunt
The Alumni Association held its 17th annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15 with nearly 100 children of Webster alumni, faculty and staff in attendance.

Critical Conversations: Diversity & Inclusion 2017

Critical Conversations in Diversity and Inclusion 2017
In early March, Webster hosted its second annual two-day "Critical Conversations: Embracing Diversity and Inclusion" event as a forum for students, faculty, staff, alumni and community partners to share their experiences, research, and emerging trends in creating communities that embrace diversity in ways that welcome and include.

Webster Inducts 2017 Hall of Fame Athletes

Webster Inducts 2017 Hall of Fame Athletes
The 2017 Webster University Athletics Hall of Fame class was inducted in a Feb. 4 ceremony as part of a "pack the house" weekend coinciding with men's and women's basketball games on campus.

Extended Campus News

Webster Day at the Downs (Louisville)

Webster Day at the Downs (Louisville)
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.

Kansas City Students Create Marketing Plan for NLBM

Kansas City Students Create Marketing Plan for NLBM
Webster University adjunct faculty member Bill Yeager's marketing class at the Kansas City metro campus visited the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM), the culmination of the students' work with museum president Bob Kendrick to create a strategic marketing plan.

Myrtle Beach Students Win ACA Ethics Competition

Myrtle Beach Students Win ACA Ethics Competition
A team of counseling graduate students from Webster University's Myrtle Beach campus location have won the nationwide 2016-2017 Graduate Student Ethics Competition sponsored by the American Counseling Association.

Webster Adds 11 New Online Programs

Webster Hall
Webster University’s nationally recognized online education program is expanding. The Online Learning Center has added five new master’s programs, two certificates and four bachelor’s programs to its extensive catalog of majors that can be earned completely online.

International Campus News

Alumni Form NGO and Host Workshop in Vienna

Alumni Form Intercultural NGO and Host Workshop in Vienna
To encourage cultural interaction among migrants, International Cultural Diversity Organization (ICDO), a newly created NGO by Webster alumni, presented a cross-cultural workshop, “Cultural Speed Dating & Mashup" in Vienna.

Pollak Named Director of Webster Vienna

Johannes Pollak
Johannes Pollak has been appointed director of Webster Vienna, after serving as interim director of the Vienna campus since July 2016.

Renovation, Expansion Planned for Webster Thailand Campuses

Renovation, Expansion Planned for Webster Thailand Campuses
Webster University Thailand announces renovation plans for the Cha-Am/Hua Hin campus and the expansion of the downtown Bangkok campus.

Webster Ghana Hosts Students for International Storytelling Tour

Webster Ghana Hosts Communications Students for International Storytelling Tour
For two weeks in March, the Webster University Ghana campus hosted students of the School of Communications on a two-week international storytelling tour. The group was led by associate professor Lawrence Baden from the home campus. View more photos of the tour at the Webster Ghana Facebook page.

Webster Netherlands Website Relaunch

Global Team Keys Relaunch of Webster Website for the Netherlands
Webster University the Netherlands has relaunched its website with the aim of enhancing the user experience by offering more easily accessible, user friendly and social media optimized resources for students, faculty and staff.

Webster’s Got Talent in Leiden

Webster’s Got Talent in Leiden
Each year the European campuses come together to play football (soccer, as Americans call it) and show off their talent during the Webster European Championship weekend. This year the events took place on Dutch soil, on April 8 at the Leiden campus.

New Study Abroad Opportunities in London

Webster Offers New Study Abroad Opportunities in London
Webster has entered into an agreement with the University of Roehampton in London, whereby Webster study abroad students may attend the well-regarded British institution.

Webster Geneva’s 22nd Humanitarian Conference

Webster Geneva’s 22nd Humanitarian Conference
Webster University Geneva hosted its 22nd International Humanitarian and Security Conference under the theme “Upholding Refugee Protection, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law: The Role of Geneva in International Humanitarian Action."

Military Campus News

Webster Leaders Tour Ft. Leavenworth

Webster Leaders Tour Ft. Leavenworth
Katie Ervin, Midwest regional director for Webster University, hosted leadership from St. Louis and Washington, D.C. for a tour of the Webster Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, campus location on April 3.

Luke AFB Joins in Arizona National Memorial Cemetery Honors

Luke AFB Volunteers Join in Arizona National Memorial Cemetery Honors
For the second year, staff from Webster University's Luke Air Force Base campus location joined the effort to place flags on each of the over 50,000 final resting places of military veterans at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona this year.