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Webster alumni Abigail Pfeiffer and Dominique Nadeau

Interracial Gay Couple Finds Love and Success after Webster

August 07, 2020

When Webster alumni Abigail Pfeiffer and Dominique Nadeau met each other the fall semester of their sophomore year, they never thought that they would be spending the rest of their lives together, but now the two are happily engaged. Pfeiffer, who majored in biology, and Nadeau, who majored in theatre studies and dramaturgy, have not only made successful careers for themselves after graduation, but also lives filled with love.

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Zoë Kennison, creator of the award-winning film

Webster Alumna Earns Multiple Awards at Film Showcase

July 31, 2020

The last thing that Zoë Kennison expected when she majored in religious studies at Webster University was to become an award-winning filmmaker. Kennison, who graduated from the College of Arts and Science in 2015, discovered her passion for film through other Webster students. Her feature-length film about pressures on women to have children, "Easy-Bake," won seven awards at the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase this spring.

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Alumnus Vienna

Webster Vienna Alumnus Kickstarts New Business 'Yoga Junkies'

July 23, 2020

Wisniewski joined Webster Vienna intending to attain his BA in Management with an Emphasis in Marketing while making new friends, exploring this beautiful city and eventually starting his own business. Yoga Junkies is a monthly subscription box filled with trendy yoga lifestyle goods from around the world. The genius of their business is its simplicity. Each month, they send their members boxes based around a particular theme: containing vegan snacks, jewelry, yoga equipment, vegan cosmetics, crystals, aromatherapy items, and spiritual growth tools.

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Harrick was an alumna and faculty member in the School of Education

Remembering Kimberly Harrick

July 20, 2020

The Webster University community mourns the passing of School of Education adjunct faculty member and alumna Kimberly Harrick. Harrick earned her MAT in Communication Arts from Webster in 1995 and an EdS in Leadership in 2004. She was a Teacher of the Year recipient and later assistant principal in the Rockwood School District. At Webster, she taught courses in the Education Technology program.

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Byron Rogers created one of the 42 Doors of Hope.

Webster Alumnus Participates in 42 Doors of Hope

July 13, 2020

The mysterious door that has appeared outside the Sverdrup building might appear to be a door to a fantastical wonderland, but it has a more serious nature - raising money to help cancer patients. Named “Release,” it’s a work by Webster University alumnus Byron Rogers, who earned a BA in Art History in 1995. It is on display as part of the 42 Doors of Hope project, one of the 42 doors around the St. Louis bi-state area, each painted by a different artist.

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outcome survey

Outcomes Survey for Spring 2, 2020 Graduates

July 08, 2020

To gather important data about the outcomes of our graduates, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness needs your help in encouraging Spring 2, 2020 graduates to complete the Webster University Outcomes Survey. The Outcomes Survey is delivered via email to recent graduates worldwide approximately four to six weeks after each term’s graduation date. The survey asks recent graduates about the impact of their Webster experiences as well as their employment status, educational plans, and updated contact information.

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Bill Hall

In the News: Pease on pandemic, Ramcharan on Iran, Hall on protests, alum takes command

July 02, 2020

Kelly-Kate Pease was quoted extensively in El Universal, the major Mexican newspaper, on the impact of Covid 19 on the future of multilateralism and international organizations. ... Robin Ramcharan was quoted in Iranian news outlets about the impact of U.S. withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Treaty. ... Bill Hall was quoted in Time Magazine about "the history of looting" in the United States. ... Alumnus Lt. Col. Jay VanDenbos was profiled after taking command of the U.S. Army 900th Contracting Battalion.

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The Gorlok

Webster Surpasses Gorloks Now! Crowdfunding Goal

July 01, 2020

Thanks to the generosity of over 160 community members and friends across 24 U.S. states and five countries, Webster University surpassed its goal of raising $30,000 for the Gorloks Now! Fund. Launched in May to support members of the Webster community affected by the pandemic, Gorloks Now! is part of Webster’s inaugural crowdfunding efforts, a way to quickly rally community support for a specific need.

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Jameca Woody Cooper

In the News: Cooper on children and protests; Smith on social media; Alum's lifetime achievement award

June 23, 2020

Jameca Woody Cooper was interviewed in "Insider" amid debate about the role of children in political activism. ... Julie Smith was interviewed by a PBS program and the Arizona Republic about sorting fact from fiction in social media. ... Alumna Rosetta Keeton was featured in the St. Louis American for her "Lifetime Achiever in Healthcare" award.

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Jenifer Lewis, pictured here delivered the Commencement Address in 2015, was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Jenifer Lewis '79 to Receive Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

June 22, 2020

International film and television star and Webster Alumna Jenifer Lewis will be immortalized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Lewis announced the honor on Facebook earlier this month. Lewis is a St. Louis-born actress, singer and community activist. She earned a Bachelor of Theatre Arts from Webster University in 1979.

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The Annual Juried Photography Show, Now Online

June 10, 2020

Webster University's May Gallery 2019-2020 Annual Juried Photography Show is now available online for patrons to view this year's entries. Photos were submitted from current enrolled Webster students worldwide. The jurors for this year's show were photography alumni Jamison Ford, technical representative with Fujifilm, and David Kovaluk, visual communication specialist at St. Louis Public Radio.

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Anthony “Tony” Jimenez was named the George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology’s Outstanding Alumni for 2020.

MicroTech CEO Named Walker School Alumni of the Year at Webster University

June 09, 2020

Anthony “Tony” Jimenez was named the George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology’s Outstanding Alumni for 2020. Jimenez, who graduated in 2000 with a Master’s in Information Systems Management from the Walker School, is the CEO and founder of MicroTech, one of the most successful Hispanic-owned technology companies in the United States.

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Webster Univeristy

Message from the Chancellor, the President, and the Chief Diversity Officer

June 06, 2020

We are writing again this weekend at a pivotal moment for our community and the nation, with a message of hope and change, along with a report of progress, as promised. As our letter to the community last week outlined, the killings of George Floyd and so many other Black Americans, such as Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Manuel Ellis, along with those of the recent past, such as Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice, are unacceptable and tragic losses.

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Alumnus' Company Providing 3D-Printed Supplies to Hospitals during Pandemic

June 01, 2020

A company co-founded by Webster University alumnus Michael Storey (MBA '12) is using cutting-edge technology to provide equipment to hospitals and health care providers facing shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic. Beckatt Solutions is a technology company and distributor of 3D printers, print materials and software. "I was able to take the knowledge learned in operations, marketing, finance, economics, leadership and more, and directly apply these lessons throughout the entire process of creating and building Beckatt to the company it is today," said Storey.

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Alexandria (Alex) McCuien

McCuien Elected Alumni Board of Directors President

May 28, 2020

Webster University alumna Alexandria (Alex) McCuien BS’11, MBA’15, MS’18 was unanimously elected to become the next president of the Alumni Board of Directors at the May 19 meeting. In her role as president, she will work to build community among our 190,000 alumni worldwide, as well as support them in their personal and professional growth. McCuien succeeds Vanessa Davis MA'04, DMGT'15 who completed two years in this role.

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