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Donor Count Tripled for #GivingTuesday in Support of Webster Students

December 10, 2019

Thanks to generous donors, Webster University raised nearly $22,000 on #GivingTuesday Dec. 3to support our mission of delivering an extraordinary education one student at a time. "The generous outpouring of support from so many of Webster's alumni, faculty, staff and friends for our students is truly heartwarming," said Kelly Dopman, director of Alumni Relations and Annual Fund in the Office of Advancement.

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Remembering Harry Fisher, Community Music School Donor

December 03, 2019

The Webster University community mourns the passing of longtime Community Music School (CMS) supporter and benefactor Harry Fisher on Nov. 19. Harry and his wife, Arden, have been generous and active supporters of the CMS for decades. Some of their contributions include the Arden and Harry Fisher Endowed Piano Scholarship; the Arden and Harry Fisher Endowed Woodwind Scholarship; initiating and sponsoring the CMS Young Composers Competition.

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Make a Global Impact with Webster on #GivingTuesday Dec. 3

November 27, 2019

Join Webster University on Tuesday, Dec. 3, for #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations that encourage giving and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Give today to make an impact on Webster students and remain leaders in global education,

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28 St. Louis-Area Students Receive Young Citizens Scholarships to Attend Webster

November 06, 2019

Webster University and the Rotary Club of St. Louis recently awarded college scholarships to 28 high school students in the St. Louis area. The 28 students were all awarded $5,000 scholarships renewable for three years for a total of $20,000 if they apply and are accepted to Webster University. The purpose of the Young Citizenship Award is to find and reward those students who work hard at being good citizens at home, at school, and in the community.

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San Antonio Grad Students Awarded Endowed Scholarships

October 15, 2019

Two students from the Webster University San Antonio metro campus location were awarded scholarships: Courtney Leanne Bradford was awarded The Joyce Garlick Peavy Endowed Scholarship in the amount of $3,244, and Denzell Erves was awarded the William Thornton Memorial Endowed Scholarship in the amount of $1,454. Both scholarships are funded by esteemed alumni and community members who believe in and value a distinguished Webster education.

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New Team for Office of Special Events

June 11, 2019

Webster University has named a new team for the Office of Special Events, President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble announced today. Caitlin Forness has been named director of special events, effective July 1, while Corinne Hilbert has been named associate director. The Office of Special Events coordinates University-wide and targeted outreach special events for the Office of the President and the Office of Advancement.

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Annual Scholarship Dinner Connects Donors, Students

April 25, 2019

Nearly 300 Webster University donors and scholarship recipients joined President Stroble and Provost Schuster for the 2019 Scholarship Dinner on April 4 in Grant Gym. This annual event brings together the recipients of Webster University scholarships, with their generous donors, to celebrate and connect. A tribute to Marilyn and Sam Fox’s years of generous support of Webster University was the highlight of the evening.

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May 1: Empower Webster students on Give STL Day

April 25, 2019

Join us on Wednesday, May 1, in celebrating Give STL Day, a 24-hour celebration of online giving in the St. Louis community. To participate, consider making a gift of $10, $20, $50, or $100 to empower Webster students! Make your online gift and join in the conversation on social media using #GiveSTLDay. When you give to Webster, you are committing to expanding the education of future global citizens.

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Patricia Arnold

Patricia Arnold Returning to Botanical Garden

April 10, 2019

Patricia Arnold, vice president for Advancement, will leave Webster this month to assume the position of Vice President for Institutional Advancement at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Arnold joined Webster University in January 2017. Under her leadership, overall giving to the University increased in the areas of annual giving, capital gifts and endowment funds.

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Join the world for #GivingTuesday and help empower students for today and tomorrow.

Make an Impact with Webster on #GivingTuesday Nov. 27

November 20, 2018

Join Webster University on Nov. 27 for #GivingTuesday and make #GorlokGiving global. #GivingTuesday is a global giving movement built by millions of individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 U.S. states and in countries around the world to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live. Through your donations to Webster, you are empowering students to find success now and long after they graduate.

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Reunion Weekend 2018

Snapshots: Webster Alumni Welcomed, Celebrated at Reunion Weekend

October 17, 2018

More than 250 alumni, faculty, staff and friends visited the Webster University main campus Sept. 28-29 for opportunities to reconnect and reunite at Reunion Weekend. The popular annual event featured reflections on the past and progress toward the future. The weekend celebrated all Webster graduates, with special nods to the Honor Classes of 2013, 2008, 1998, 1993, 1968, 1963 and 1958.

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Artist and Alumna Alexa Hoyer “Montaje Al Aire”

Hunt Gallery Presents Alumna Alexa Hoyer "Montaje Al Aire" Sept. 28

September 25, 2018

The Cecille R. Hunt Gallery at Webster University will present an exhibition of photographic art by artist Alexa Hoyer BFA '03, whose work explores how the economic blockade against Cuba is met with innovation via storefront window displays. The opening reception during Reunion Weekend is Friday, Sept. 28, from 6-8 p.m. Hoyer will speak briefly about her work at 6:45 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The show will be open through Nov. 2.

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Brenda Fyfe, dean emeritus, and Nahid Nader-Hashemi, director of Mind Full of Words

Webster Dean Emeritus, PNC President on Early Childhood Education

August 29, 2018

Brenda Fyfe, dean emeritus in the Webster University School of Education, and Michael Scully, regional president of PNC Bank, co-authored an op/ed in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on the importance of investing in high-quality early childhood education, of which there is a shortage in the region. Through a grant from the PNC Foundation, the Mind Full of Words program in the School of Education works with community partners to help low-income families build vocabulary among young children.

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