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Steve Winter

Remembering Steve Winter

November 26, 2018

The Webster University community is saddened to learn of the death of Steve Winter, Webster's Chief Human Resources Officer. The diversity of experience he brought to the position helped him quickly establish himself as a trusted and valued colleague. His positive impact increases the sympathy we feel for his family and friends and heightens our sense of loss for a friend and colleague. We will plan to convene as a community to provide opportunity for a time of remembrance for him.

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Doris Federhofer '38 at the Golden Circle reunion events in 2013

Webster Remembers Alumna Doris Federhofer '38

September 10, 2018

Webster University remembers Doris Federhofer '38, the alumni association matriarch and longtime volunteer, donor and ardent cheerleader for Webster’s mission. Federhofer, who arrived at Webster on scholarship in 1934, would have celebrated her class of 1938's 80th reunion this month. She and her husband Earl served in developing countries for 30 years after their retirement through The International Executive Service Corps, and were longtime supporters of scholarships at Webster.

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Brad Loudenback was professor of art and director of the drawing and new illustration programs at Webster.

Remembering Brad Loudenback, Professor of Art

April 05, 2018

The Webster University community mourns the loss of Brad Loudenback, professor of art, and extends condolences to his wife, Gwyneth Williams, professor of political science, and his stepdaughter, Brynn Davis. He was director of the drawing and new illustration program in the Department of Art, Design and Art History. Based at the main campus in Webster Groves, he also taught at the Vienna campus and served on various faculty committees and the Faculty Senate. A visitation will be held on Friday, April 13, and memorial on April 14.

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Service Remembering Professor Bill McConnell

December 08, 2017

A memorial service for longtime Webster University Professor Bill McConnell will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, in the Winifred Moore Auditorium in Webster Hall. A pioneer for the MAT in Science program which he coordinated for most of his tenure, McConnell served as a professor at Webster from 1965-2009, and then continued as an adjunct faculty member until 2015.

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Kaat was longtime academic director and faculty member at Webster's Leiden campus.

Remembering Jacques Kaat, Former Leiden Academic Director

December 07, 2017

The Webster University community mourned the passing of Jacques Kaat, former academic director of the Leiden campus in the Netherlands. Serving as academic director at Leiden from 2000-14, Kaat was instrumental in bringing Dutch accreditation to the Leiden campus and is remembered as an exceptional leader and friend among colleagues throughout the Webster global network.

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Agnes Wilcox

Agnes Wilcox Memorial Service in Loretto-Hilton Oct 22

October 12, 2017

There will be a memorial service for Agnes Wilcox on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Loretto-Hilton Center theater. Wilcox was on the Conservatory of Theatre Arts faculty, was a recipient of Webster University’s Community Service Award, and made an impact in the St. Louis community and far beyond as a director, educator, and founder of Prison Performing Arts. The family will be present and share images and thoughts from her life and work.

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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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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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Painting class at Webster circa 1975

Remembering Jack Canepa, Longtime Art Professor

February 13, 2017

Webster University's Department of Art, Design and Art History remembers longtime faculty member Jack Canepa, who passed away Feb. 6. A brilliant artist and master teacher, he was professor at Webster from 1971 till his retirement in 1994. He was director of the Loretto Hilton Art Gallery and taught painting, drawing, conceptual art, and art history. He also fostered communities within Webster and throughout the city.

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