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Directors meet former Navy SEAL Remi Adeleke

Webster Reps Demo Online Learning as Neal Elected CCME President

April 11, 2018

Four Webster military and online education leaders represented Webster University at the 2018 Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) in San Diego, with Western regional director Janice Neal being elected president of the body. CCME facilitates military educators and civilian educators programs and services within the Department of Defense educational support network. Fort Bliss director Beth Vivaldi and Elizabeth Fiock of the Online Learning Center presented and demonstrated Webster's WebNet+ at the conference.

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Oreste Foppiani

News Around Webster: Hong, Foppiani, Kaiser, Ervin

March 05, 2018

Oreste Foppiani was appointed political advisor to an EU body fighting human trafficking and smuggling. ... Katie Ervin is the first female elected as an officer of the Command and General Staff College Foundation board. ... Celine Hong is presenting a paper on social media at this month's International Public Relations Research Conference. ... DJ Kaiser had two papers recently published in international journals, on his research in South America and on a pronunciation mobile app.

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mental health panel

SVO to Host Mental Health Advocacy Panel March 21

February 26, 2018

The Webster University Student Veterans Organization (SVO) will host a panel discussion to empower students, veterans and community members to take part in fighting the stigma surrounding mental illness, gain skills to identify signs of depression or suicidal thoughts, and provide tools and resources in the event of a crisis. Panelists are mental health professionals and those working in the suicide prevention and depressive illness fields. The event will be held Wednesday, March 21, at 5:30 p.m. in Browning Hall Auditorium, and is free and open to everyone.

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Yanagihara earned her master's degree at Webster while juggling jobs, two childbirths and relocation in the Air Force.

'Don't Wait': USAF officer reflects on path to degree

January 22, 2018

Air Force officer Julie Yanagihara shares her experience earning an MA in Management and Leadership while juggling her military career and raising a young family. Colleagues, faculty, advisors and her own ingenuity helped her navigate the degree amid military relocation and the births of her fourth and fifth children. "There is no perfect time - so don’t keep waiting because you are afraid of failure," she says to future students.

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Tom Palozola's family attended the Veterans Center dedicated in his memory in October.

In the News: Kingston on BBC; Miller-Struttmann in UK; Cross in AP; Vet Center on public radio

January 03, 2018

Nicole Miller-Struttmann was quoted on dwindling bee populations in a story for the U.K.-based Independent that was carried by several international outlets. ... Lindsey Kingston was interviewed on BBC Newsday about the cessation of refugee status for thousands of Rwandans. ... Remy Cross was quoted about the "swatting" incident in Kansas for an AP story picked up by NBC affiliates nationwide. ... Several public radio affiliates aired a story on Webster's Vet Center dedication and Tom Palozola's family's efforts to increase services for veterans with PTSD.

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veterans day

Annual Military Appreciation Breakfast Nov. 10

November 01, 2017

Webster University’s Office of Military Affairs (OMA) and Student Veterans Organization (SVO) will host the sixth annual Military Appreciation Breakfast on Friday, Nov. 10, from 8-9 a.m., honoring the military service of Webster students, faculty and staff. St. Louis-area veterans, military students and their families are invited to enjoy a free breakfast at Marletto’s Marketplace, along with camaraderie and fellowship with the OMA team and SVO members.

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GLA fellows toured Scott Air Force Base in Illinois.

Global Leadership Academy 2017 Concludes

October 27, 2017

The 2017 cohort of Global Leadership Academy has its final sessions together Friday, concluding an 10-month journey of leadership development and reflection and deeper understanding of the complexities of the Webster University network. Fellows visited Scott Air Force Base on Thursday for perspectives on military and online education, while Friday features a wrap-up session and group project presentations. Congratulations to the 2017 GLA fellows!

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military

University Holds Cpl. Thomas Palozola Veterans Center Dedication

October 24, 2017

Family members and friends of the late Tom Palozola turned out in force, along with members of the Webster community, for the dedication ceremony for the Cpl. Thomas Palozola Veterans Center on Oct. 20 at the Webster University home campus. Nearly 100 guests witnessed President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster speak of Palozola's accomplishments and honor him with a proclamation presented to his immediate family.

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military

Oct. 20: Veterans Center dedication to honor Tom Palozola '15

October 04, 2017

Webster University will hold a dedication ceremony for the Veterans Center at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 20, when it is renamed the Cpl. Thomas Palozola Veterans Center. President Beth Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster will speak at the dedication and present a proclamation to Palozola’s family members, in recognition of Palozola’s selfless work for fellow veterans at the University.

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Michael Cottam

Cottam Named Dean, AVP of Military Campuses and Online Education

August 22, 2017

Provost Julian Schuster has announced that Michael Cottam, associate vice president and director of the Online Learning Center, has been named dean and associate vice president of Military Campuses and Online Education effective Sept. 1. In this role, Cottam will oversee military base locations in addition to the online operations.

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Sean Coleman joined Webster University in 2011.

Farewell for Sean Coleman Aug. 23

August 18, 2017

Sean Coleman, associate vice president for U.S. Military Campuses and Government Programs, has announced his retirement from Webster University, effective Aug. 31. During his time at Webster, Coleman had a major impact on the University’s reach and enrollment of students in the National Capital Region, as well as its service to military students throughout the network.

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Lt. Col. R. Tyler Willibanks, a Webster alumnus who is the deputy commander of

Webster Alumnus Serves as Deputy Commander of the Elite Old Guard Army Regiment

July 13, 2017

Lt. Col. R. Tyler Willbanks, who graduated with a master’s degree in international relations this spring, serves as the deputy regimental commander of The Old Guard, also known as the Third U.S. Infantry Regiment. The elite unit serves at military funerals, major events with international dignitaries, and other high-profile occasions such as the recent presidential inauguration.

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san antonio

Webster at Yellow Ribbon Program Event in San Antonio

June 22, 2017

The Air Force Reserve Yellow Ribbon Program held a training event June 17-18 in San Antonio for deploying or recently deployed members from around the country. Webster University participated as a resource provider, with Lackland and Randolph Air Force Base campus directors Nicole Garcia and Ruben Molina, Jr. providing information about Webster programs to members, spouses and other interested family members.

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Fort Leavenworth director Katie Ervin, alumna Maj. Gen. Maria Gervais, and Associate Vice President Sean Coleman

Snapshots: Major General Alumna Keynotes Fort Leavenworth Commencement

June 21, 2017

Webster University's Fort Leavenworth location celebrated the graduation of 177 students on June 7, with Webster alumna Maj. Gen. Maria Gervais serving as commencement speaker. Gervais is the current Deputy Commanding General of the Combined Arms Center-Training and holds a Master of Arts in Human Resources from Webster University.

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