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Editor and Manager, Alumni CommunicationsRachel Kuebler

DesignerTuva Interactive

Vice President for AdvancementPatricia R. Arnold, CFRE

Director of Alumni ProgramsLara Turek, BFA ’04, MFA ’11

Manager, Alumni EngagementCorinne Hilbert, BA ’02, MA ’03

Department Associate, Alumni RelationsGayle Faucett

Director of Parent & Student ProgramsBilly Ratz, BA ’02, MA ’06

Featured Contributors

Charles McKinney, MA ‘14
Charles McKinney, MA ‘14

Charles McKinney graduated from Webster University’s Thailand campus in May 2014 with a master’s in media communications. He is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV), who served in Macedonia as a TEFL educator from 2015 to 2017. Continuing on the path of his life work has now led him to serve in Rwanda, Africa as a TEFL Lecturer for Peace Corps Response at the University of Rwanda. A humbly grateful global citizen, McKinney looks forward to exploring the African continent, not losing the Macedonian language skills he’s worked hard to build and to publishing his first e-book related to his cosmopolitan adventures around the world.

McKinney wrote the Volunteerism feature story included in this issue of Glimpse.

Becky Mollenkamp, BA ’96
Becky Mollenkamp, BA ’96

Becky Mollenkamp is a freelance writer living in St. Louis. For five years, Mollenkamp was senior associate editor at Meredith Corp. in Des Moines, Iowa, where she served as travel and features editor for Better Homes & Gardens, associate editor for Do It Yourself and Quick & Easy Decorating, and senior associate editor for Simply Creative Weddings and Christmas Ideas. Her work also has appeared in Prevention and Marie Claire. As a freelancer, Mollenkamp creates SEO-driven content and e-commerce web copy for,, and more. She received her bachelor's in journalism from Webster in 1996.

For this issue of Glimpse, Mollenkamp wrote the Mentoring Program feature story.

Josh Sellmeyer, BA ’13, MA ‘13
Josh Sellmeyer, BA ’13, MA ‘13

Josh Sellmeyer graduated from Webster University in May 2013 with a BA in journalism and an MA in media communications. He is in his fourth season as assistant coach of the Webster University men’s soccer team. The Gorloks have compiled a 19-5-3 conference record and 29-24-6 overall record with Sellmeyer as coach. That includes a 12-4-4 mark (7-0-2 conference) during the 2017 season. Sellmeyer played four years of both soccer and tennis at Webster. He was a two-time All-Conference first-team selection in soccer and was named the 2012 Conference Player of the Year. In tennis, he holds the Webster record for the highest winning percentage in both singles and doubles play.

Sellmeyer received the Outstanding Male Student-Athlete Award and the Capstone Award for Leadership from Webster in 2013. Additionally, he was a finalist for the prestigious NCAA Jim McKay Scholarship award. He has won numerous journalism awards throughout his career, including being named the Great Plains Journalism Awards Student Writer of the Year. He has contributed to Glimpse since the publication’s inception in 2015. For this issue of Glimpse, Sellmeyer wrote “Political Activism: Then & Now,” the Mickey Dwyer-Dobbin alumni highlight and “Paying It Forward, Paying It Back.”

Sarah Truckey, BA ’06
Tuva Interactive

Sarah Truckey graduated from Webster University's School of Communications in 2006 with a BA in media communications and an emphasis in media literacy. While at Webster, she served on the Ampersand staff, completed a work-study in the dark room, led the tennis team to numerous titles, served as president of the Residential Housing Association, acted as SGA Elections Commissioner, and often wore the Gorlok mascot outfit around campus. After travels abroad and stints in Chicago and Baltimore, Truckey is back in St. Louis working as a freelance writer, substitute teacher, and occasional bartender.

For this issue of Glimpse, Truckey wrote the “What It’s Like” story about Ambassador José Tomás Pérez.

Tuva Interactive
Tuva Interactive

A special note to Tuva Interactive for their team's dedication to developing and designing a unique platform to share information to and about our impressive Alumni. The development firm, located in Kirkwood, MO, has helped guide and design what you see today. In true Webster fashion, they were encouraged to think outside of the box and envision a new way to share our exciting stories with the world. Please, help us in thanking the entire Tuva team for their creativity and effort in building Glimpse, The Webster University Alumni Digital Publication.

Volume 4, Issue 1

Webster University is an independent, coeducational, multicampus, and international university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees through the College of Arts & Sciences, the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology, the School of Communications, the School of Education, and the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts. It is dedicated to academic excellence and innovation in higher education.

Founded in 1915 in St. Louis, Webster University now offers its programs to almost 20,000 students at locations throughout the United States and in Austria, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, the People’s Republic of China, Thailand, Switzerland, Ghana and Greece.

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Glimpse, the interactive digital publication for Webster University alumni, is published two times a year.