Snapshots: Los Angeles Air Force Base Commencement

Jun. 2, 2017

Snapshots: Los Angeles Air Force Base Commencement
President Stroble at Webster University's Los Angeles Air Force Base commencement ceremonies

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 a student who completed her degree online and traveled to the ceremony from her home in Texas.

They are part of a worldwide Class of 2017 that numbers 6,058 graduates at Webster campuses around the globe, joining a Webster University alumni network that is now more than 192,000 strong.

Webster University Commencement - Los Angeles Air Force Base location
More than 150 guests attended the 2017 commencement celebration for Webster's Los Angeles Air Force Base campus location

Webster Commencement around the World

With campuses around the world, local graduation ceremonies continue throughout the summer and into the fall depending on local schedules. 

[See: 2017 Webster University Commencement Ceremonies around the World]

The largest Webster University commencement ceremony each year is the one in St. Louis, where Webster was founded in 1915. More than 1,000 graduates turned out for the 98th annual ceremony on May 13 at The Muny in Forest Park. The ceremony annually attract grads and families from across the network, including 120 graduates who were there Saturday from campuses outside the St. Louis area.

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. Also, 36 Webster University faculty or staff members and 33 children of faculty or staff members completed their degrees.

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