News Articles


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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School of Communications alumnus Drew Jordan won a Pulitzer Prize this year as part of the New York Times' Visual Investigations Team

Webster Alum Wins Pulitzer Prize for Times Syria Coverage

May 22, 2020

When School of Communications alumnus Drew Jordan started working as a motion designer for the New York Times, he never thought he’d end up winning one of the highest honors in the journalism industry, but he did. After working with a team of journalists on two ground-breaking stories that proved that Russia was engaging in shadow warfare in Syria, he, along with the whole team, was awarded the coveted Pulitzer Prize. His award was announced earlier this month.

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John Link, director of the CPDC

In the News: Link on job search in pandemic; nurses who sing and excel

May 20, 2020

John Link and Lisa Camp were interviewed on "St. Louis On The Air" about advice for graduates amid the shifting job market amid the pandemic. ... Nursing student Rodney Armstead was featured in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Friday for singing to patients to help keep them calm. ... Nursing alumna Emily Wacker was profiled in the Post-Dispatch and recognized for her outstanding work at Barnes Jewish Hospital as a heart transplant coordinator.

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Master Sergeant Steven Doty and his service dog Filos

Webster Grad, Employee and Air Force Veteran Receives Service Dog

May 18, 2020

Master Sergeant Steven Doty, who earned a Bachelor of Arts in Media Communications and Rhetoric in 2016 through the School of Communications, was paired with his dog, Filos, a few months ago through the program K9’s for Warriors, a non-profit organization that provides service dogs to disabled American veterans. He is now helping raise awareness of PTSD by publicly sharing his story. He recently was featured on FOX 13 news about PTSD and how service dogs help.

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Give STL Day is an annual day for supporting St. Louis-area nonprofits.

Webster Increases Giving, Participation on Give STL Day

May 14, 2020

In a challenging year when donations were projected to be down as much as 30%, Webster University Give STL Day donations surpassed last year’s gifts by 14%. A total of $6,484 was donated by 76 donors, a 46% increase in donors over last year for this annual giving day for St. Louis-area nonprofits. Chancellor Beth Stroble and her spouse, Paul, were so moved by the generosity of the Webster community, they made a dollar-for-dollar match to raise this year's total donations to nearly $13,000.

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On Give STL Day, you can support students like Dakota Harmon, Class of 2021, an emergency room nurse.

Support Webster Student Funds on Give STL Day

May 07, 2020

Give STL Day, the annual day to mobilize support for St. Louis area nonprofits, is Thursday, May 7. For this year's Give STL Day, Webster is focusing on supporting the emergency funds created to help students, staff and other urgent needs. No gift is too small. Check Webster's Facebook for posts throughout the day with stories of our students who need support to get through these challenging times.

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The Front-Line Responders fund is one of three funding vehicles launched to generate support for Webster community members during the pandemic.

Webster Launches Front-Line Responders Fund in Efforts to Support Global Community

May 01, 2020

Webster University has established a new Front-Line Responders Fund to support the selflessness demonstrated by its students who are serving as front-line workers. This fund is companion to the Gorloks Now! Fund and the Chancellor’s Vision Fund, which are each driving support from donors and friends for Webster University community members. "What I have witnessed through this time is that the Webster community is filled with selfless individuals who give before being asked and expect no thanks," said Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) Stroble. "We want to support this strong commitment to serving others."

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Albert Sanders Jr. (MAT '04) is teaching on Nine Network.

Alumni in the News: Stokes film, 'One Brick Shy,' Sanders on Nine

April 29, 2020

Webster alumnus Dr. Albert J. Sanders, (MAT '04) is among a dozen local teachers providing two hours of pre-K-4th grade literacy and math instruction on Nine Network during the pandemic. ... Alumnae Jenna McDonald, Abby Dorning and CeCe O’Neill's hit "One Brick Shy" is featured in STL Magazine. ... Cody Stokes '07 was featured in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for his film, "The Ghost Who Walks," which hit the top 10 on Netflix.

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Englis Stepping Down after 15 Years as Conservatory Chair; Guterman to Take Helm

April 20, 2020

The Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts announces a leadership change effective June 1, 2020. Dottie Marshall Englis will be stepping down as chair of the Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts after serving as chair for 15 years. She will be succeeded by Gad Guterman, who is currently serving as associate chair.

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Free Wellness Resources for the Whole Family

April 16, 2020

Even after nearly a month of social distancing measures, working through remote operations and adjusting to schools of all levels being closed, it can still be a challenge adjusting to the "new normal" during precautions around the coronavirus pandemic. The good news is there are free resources available to clear your head, get some exercise and even find assistance for your child's school work. These resources are available for all students, faculty and staff.

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Webster's Virtual 101st Commencement Ceremony Scheduled for May 9

April 14, 2020

This year our main commencement ceremony will be delivered virtually on Saturday, May 9 at 9:30 a.m. The virtual main commencement ceremony will include all of the pomp and circumstance of our traditional main ceremony. The event will commence with a virtual flag ceremony followed by speeches from University leadership. Vladimir Ivkovic, an expert on the neurological effects of spaceflight and extreme environments on human health and performance, will deliver the commencement address to our graduates.

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Encourage and Celebrate the Class of 2020

April 10, 2020

Although we are living in unprecedented times, Webster University wants to honor our traditions and support our graduates. The 101st Commencement on May 9 will be virtual for the Class of 2020. School-specific ceremonies will be held on the Webster Groves campus on Saturday, Sept. 25, as part of Alumni Homecoming Weekend. Email your message of support by April 15 to Kelly Dopman, director of Alumni Relations and Annual Fund, at

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MCISA to Host Virtual I-Fest April 17

April 08, 2020

This year the Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs (MCISA) will be hosting (via Instagram Live) an online virtual I-Fest with local entertainer DJ Nune (Lamar Harris), who was the scheduled entertainment for I-Fest. Virtual I-Fest will take place on Friday, April 17, from 7-9 p.m. on the MCISA Instagram page @WUMCISA.

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Remembering Ahmad Zain, Webster Alumnus

April 03, 2020

Muhammad Ahmad Zain, a 2019 graduate of the Walker School of Business and Technology, passed away on April 1 from COVID-19. Originally from Pakistan, Ahmad completed his studies and recently took a promising job offer in New York to work as a business analyst in his field of study. This was a long sought-after opportunity and he had just begun his work there when the outbreak began. He was a strong student and a beloved member of the international student community at the Webster Groves main campus.

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