Alumni News

Mary Ann Lee with her granddaughter at the dedication of Mary Ann Lee Plaza.

Remembering Mary Ann Lee, St. Louis Philanthropist

April 18, 2017

The Webster University community mourns the passing of Mary Ann Lee, a longtime supporter of Webster University and a renowned philanthropist who supported many causes and institutions across the St. Louis region. The Mary Ann Lee Plaza at Webster was dedicated in her name in 2013. A gift from Mary Ann and her late husband, E. Desmond “Des” Lee, funded the Des Lee Visiting Scholars program.

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photos of outstanding alumni awardees

Alumni Association Announces 2017 Award Winners

April 11, 2017

The Webster University Alumni Association has announced Marilynne Bradley, Vanessa Cooksey, Adam Neal, Emily Hencken-Ritter and Christopher Dietrich as recipients of its 2017 Outstanding Alumni Award. This award recognizes alumna or alumnus from each school or college who has achieved outstanding success and recognition in their profession and/or voluntary service.

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McKissack was among the most prolific children's authors on African-American history and lore.

Remembering Patricia McKissack '75, Internationally Acclaimed Author, Teacher

April 11, 2017

The Webster University community mourns the passing of Patricia McKissack (MA ’75), an internationally acclaimed children's book author and teacher whose more than 100 books helped fill a need for children's literature for minorities. McKissack was named Outstanding Alumna in 2005, received an honorary doctorate in 2010 and served on the School of Education advisory board. Her legacy lives on in countless classrooms across the country.

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