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Graduates at the 2018 Webster Ghana commencement ceremony, Webster's fourth in Accra

U.S. Ambassador Addresses 4th Webster Ghana Commencement

June 11, 2018

The fourth commencement held at Webster University Ghana was celebrated by a near-capacity crowd of excited families and friends of the latest additions to the Webster alumni network, with U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Robert P. Jackson delivering the commencement address. Sharing lessons from his own 36-year career in the diplomatic service, Jackson called on graduates to "Take the harder path. Learn from your mistakes. Let your struggles shape you for your purpose."

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Students were recognized for on-campus leadership and dedication.

Student Leader Award Recipients Honored in Ghana

May 14, 2018

Webster University's campus in Accra, Ghana, held its 2nd Annual Student Awards Night to recognize student groups and individual students for their hard work and dedication to the office of Student Affairs, the Admissions office, and the University at large. Awards were presented to the student leaders by staff and fellows students of the university. They reflect growing engagement and leadership activity among the student body at the Webster Ghana campus.

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Guest speakers joined by Martha Amankwah, Webster Ghana director of Enrollment Management (second left), and campus director Christa Sanders (center).

Ghana Hosts International Guidance Counselors

May 04, 2018

The Webster University Ghana campus hosted a guidance counselors’ workshop for high school counselors of high profile international schools throughout Accra, with 24 counselors from 15 schools attending. The theme for this year’s workshop was “Effective Counseling for Achieving Academic Excellence.” Webster faculty as well as a U.S. State Department representative and a dean from University of Ghana were among those speaking with the counselors.

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Michael Williams, Webster Ghana academic director, and advisory board member and professor Audrey Gadzekpo.

Webster Ghana Celebrates Black History Month with Partners

March 01, 2018

In celebration of this year’s Black History Month, Webster University's campus in Accra, Ghana, partnered with the W.E.B Du Bois Centre, the U.S. Embassy in Ghana, and the African-American Association of Ghana (AAAG) to organize events that highlight historical figures and events in Africa and the African diaspora.

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Webster Ghana campus directa Christa Sanders with alumnus Noble Kofi Nazzah

Ghana Student Forum, Lecture Series Cover Current Issues

January 31, 2018

Two important political discussions took place at the Webster Ghana campus this week, including a student forum reacting to President Trump's comments about African countries, moderated by visiting professor Jean Germain Gros from Haiti, as well as the latest installment of Webster Ghana's lecture series, a faculty panel on "The Politics and Economics of Neo-Colonialism in Post-Independent Africa."

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Students and staff from Webster Ghana participate in Webster Works Worldwide

Ghana Engages Accra Community in WWW Events

November 02, 2017

Webster University's Ghana campus observed this year’s Webster Works Worldwide (WWW) with a series of activities to encourage communal spirit among students, staff and faculty. The Webster Ghana team started off WWW with the distribution of Aquatabs - a water purification tablet in Jamestown, one of the densely populated suburbs in Accra where access to clean running water is restricted. They also worked with the family planning unit of the NGO, Ussher Polyclinic and Willows International, and with the Jamestown Maternity Home.

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Webster Ghana campus director Christa Sanders (left) and academic director Michael Williams (right) congratulate Suransky.

Ghana Campus Salutes Suransky on Retirement

October 20, 2017

Leonard Suransky, head of department for International Relations at Webster University's campus in Accra, Ghana, is retiring at the end of October 2017, after serving Webster for nearly 17 years. Suransky, who began teaching at the Webster Leiden campus and also taught in St. Louis and Thailand, described his experience over nearly two decades of service as simply “phenomenal.”

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Thomas Groves at Ghana's first ever Campus Thought Leadership Seminar

Thailand Communications Faculty Member in Ghana on Sverdrup Fellowship

September 28, 2017

Thomas Groves, School of Communications professor based in Webster Thailand, is teaching this Fall 1 term at Webster Ghana through the the Leif J. Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship, Webster University’s in-network faculty mobility program. As part of his activities in Ghana, he was one of a number of prominent speaker’s at Ghana's first ever Campus Thought Leadership Seminar, where he covered the topic, "Evolution of WhatsApp as a Business Tool.” Other speakers at the event included Francis Kofigah, CEO of Dough Man Foods, and Kojo Nyame Biney, co-head of online digital marketing at Ringier Ghana.

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10 Blocks on the Camino Real

The National Theatre of Ghana Performs Tennessee Williams at Webster

September 08, 2017

The National Theatre of Ghana will be performing a production of "10 Blocks on the Camino Real," written by Tennessee Williams, directed by David Kaplan, and produced by Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival on the Webster Groves Campus, Monday, Sept. 11. The performance will take place at 12 p.m. in the green space between The Loretto-Hilton Center and the Thompson Music Building. The performance is free and open to the public.

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Ghana Welcomes its New Students to campus at orientation

Webster Ghana Broadens Global Footprint

August 24, 2017

As another academic year begins, Webster University's campus in Accra, Ghana, has increased its global footprint by welcoming new students from across the African continent and beyond. New enrollees include students from Ghana, neighboring Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Guinea. Nationals from the United States of America, Canada, South Africa and China have also joined Webster Ghana for the Fall 1 term.

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glimpse

Alumni Digital Publication Glimpse Presents Summer 2017 Issue

August 23, 2017

The Office of Advancement's Summer 2017 issue of “Glimpse,” the digital publication for Webster University alumni worldwide, provides a snapshot of Webster’s alumni, faculty, staff and students doing the extraordinary. Topics include a series of stories about alumni authors with blossoming careers, a tour of Browning Hall – the new Interdisciplinary Science Building, an homage to Webster’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts, and much more! "Glimpse" is online, interactive and environmentally friendly.

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Visiting Ghana for the first time, students and faculty integrated and formed connections and friendships on campus and in the surrounding community.

Life-Changing West African Study Abroad Experience in Ghana

July 14, 2017

This summer, 10 Webster University students had the experience of a lifetime through the inaugural "West African Experience" study abroad program at Webster's campus in Accra, Ghana. Danielle MacCartney, associate professor of Sociology at the Webster Groves campus, taught Global Social Problems, supported by the Leif J. Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship. Webster Ghana academic director Michael Williams taught a second course, Pan-African Social Movements. Learn more about their experience in this story and at a study abroad event this fall.

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