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Katy Sullivan to Speak at Webster University's 100th Commencement

February 06, 2019

Actress and Paralympic star Katy Sullivan will be the Commencement Speaker for Webster University’s 2019 Commencement on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at The Muny in Forest Park. To mark this milestone 100th Commencement, Webster will award four honorary doctorate degrees to alumni from throughout its history: Sullivan, Col. Sidney Gutierrez, Brenda Newberry and Elizabeth Robb.

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Manuel León Hoyos and Chess Coach Susan Polgar. León Hoyos is one of two chess team alumni who have landed prestigious research positions at Ivy League institutions.

Webster University SPICE Alumni Land Research Careers at Ivy League Universities

December 18, 2018

Two international alumni have landed prestigious positions as researchers at Ivy-League institutions and they say they owe their success to their experience at Webster University. Manuel León Hoyos and Luisa Mercado entered Webster University because of the Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence, (SPICE) chess team. But their interactions with faculty, staff and other students helped prepare them for their future careers, they said.

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