2017 Alumni News Articles

Encourage recent graduates to respond to the outcomes survey.

Webster's Outcomes Survey for Summer Graduates

September 18, 2017

To gather important data about the outcomes of our graduates, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness needs your help in encouraging recent Summer 2017 graduates to complete the Webster University Outcomes Survey. The survey is delivered via email to recent graduates worldwide approximately six weeks after each term’s graduation date.

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Jenni Taylor graduated in 2011 with a degree in Educational Studies

Informal Commencement Celebrates Non-Traditional Path

September 14, 2017

Webster University’s Commencement ceremony happens every year in May. For the past decade, it has been held at The Muny theatre in Forest Park, where graduates gather to hear the commencement address and receive their degrees in front of a crowd of family and friends. But Jenni Taylor, who graduated in 2011 with a degree in Educational Studies, never had that main ceremony experience – until now. This past summer, a small group of supporters made sure she got to cross the Muny stage in a cap and gown.

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Workforce Recruitment Program for Students, Recent Grads with Disabilities

September 06, 2017

The University is again participating in this year's Workforce Recruitment Program, which connects federal employers with college students and recent grads with disabilities eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through internships or permanent jobs. Eligible candidates from all majors and degree programs, ranging from college freshmen to recently-graduated students, must register by Oct. 11, 2017.

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2017 Homecoming will include the Garden Glow and other events

2017 Homecoming Spotlight: Shop, Rock and Glow

September 05, 2017

Webster University alumni, parents, students, family, friends and the community are invited to the Webster Groves campus for Homecoming: Reunion and Parents Weekend on Sept. 15-16, 2017. An annual Homecoming event, the Shop, Rock and Glow event features art booths and live performances as part of this expansion of the popular Garden Glow opening reception. Visit the Alumni website to learn more and register.

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Sister M. Cecily Jones

Webster Remembers Sister M. Cecily Jones '45, English Professor and Dean

September 01, 2017

Webster University remembers Sister M. Cecily Jones (nee Margaret Blanche Jones), a Sister of Loretto, alumna and longtime faculty member who died peacefully on July 18. Sister Cecily's English courses were popular during her time as faculty member from 1949-1961. She also served as Dean of Women (dean of students) from 1955-1961, residing in Loretto Hall. A prolific writer and poet, she can be seen reflecting on her time at Webster in several centennial videos.

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2017 Homecoming will include the Garden Glow and other events

2017 Homecoming Spotlight: Lightning Talks

August 28, 2017

Webster University alumni, parents, students, family, friends and the community are invited to the Webster Groves campus for Homecoming: Reunion and Parents Weekend on Sept. 15-16, 2017. An annual Homecoming event, Lightning Talks includes short presentations on various topics by alumni, students and faculty. Visit the Alumni website to learn more and register for Lightning Talks.

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