In the News: Newberry, Corrigan, Roberts, Incoming Student Athlete

May. 8, 2019

Recent news media coverage featuring Webster University community members includes:

Newberry in St. Louis American

In the News: Newberry, Corrigan, Roberts, Incoming Student

The St. Louis American highlighted Brenda Newberry, who will receive an honorary degree at Saturday’s 100th Commencement ceremony.

Newberry, is an alumna and past chair of Webster's Board of Trustees. She began her master's program at Webster's Scott Air Force Base location before finishing at the main campus in Webster Groves.

The retired CEO, chairman and founder of The Newberry Group is an author, public speaker and writer on diverse business, board, leadership and life management topics.  

See the St. Louis American piece here.

Learn about this year's honorary degree recipients here.

Roberts on Advice for Entrepreneurs


Joe Roberts was quoted as an expert by Wallethub about advice for emerging entrepreneurs.

“Develop a process you can manage to develop and test your ideas and prototypes. Formulate your passion into a skill. Focus on the following competencies:

  • Creating opportunities;
  • Focusing on the end goal through chaos and confusion
  • Planning when there is nothing. Bartering.”

Roberts said among the biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make is “miscalculating the true cost of starting and establishing a business.”

Read the full piece at Wallethub here.

Corrigan Interviews on Squirrels in Pop Culture


An interview with School of Communications Professor Don Corrigan about his new book “Nuts About Squirrels” will air on KJIF radio in Crystal City on May 14.

A newspaper article on the same topic is scheduled to be published in the Festus-Crystal City-Imperial Leader newspaper on May 16.

Corrigan presented on the topic April 18 in Washington, D.C., at the annual convention of the Popular Culture Association. He also had a paper on “Squirrels and Popular Culture” accepted for the Midwest Popular Culture Association conference that will take place in Cincinnati in October.

Incoming Student, Tennis Player on TV


NBC affiliate TV6 out of Marquette, Michigan, aired a feature on Katrina Serbentes, who will begin study next year and join the Webster University tennis team.

The spot also mentions Webster tennis coach Martha Davis, who recruited Serbentes from the Upper Peninsula.

Watch the TV6 story here.


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