Webster Joins Little Rock Air Force Base for 60th Anniversary Gala

Oct. 26, 2015

Webster Joins Little Rock AFB for 60th Anniversary Gala
Little Rock directors Lyon and Hall at the Air Force base's 60th anniversary gala.

As Webster University commemorates its centennial in 2015, many of its community partners around the world are also celebrating milestones.

Representatives of Webster's Little Rock area campuses recently joined the Little Rock Air Force Base Community Council in celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Little Rock Air Force Base at a gala event at the Statehouse Convention Center. Approximately 850 guests attended with the evening’s speaker, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

Webster was a partner-level sponsor, for the event, and its Little Rock campuses were well represented at a table that included staff, faculty, alumni, a student, and both a prospective student and prospective faculty member.  

Former base commander, Col. Roy Hart (USAF, Ret.) currently teaches in the Master of Public Administration at the military campus. Col. Tamhra Hutchins-Frye ’12 (USAF) graduated with a Master of Arts in Human Resources Management from the metro campus.   

Carmen “Caite” Hall ’13, Webster Little Rock assistant area director, attended with her husband, James Hall, a current student in the MBA program. Little Rock area director Kelly Hunt Lyon, who teaches in the Management and Leadership program at the metro campus, represented both staff and faculty.

"We’re proud to continue our long term support," said Hall, site director of the military campus. "Webster has been here half of the base’s life. It’s an exciting time for me to lead our base campus because there is new leadership at the base and new leadership at the University Center.” 

Webster has had a presence at Little Rock Air Force base for half of the celebrated 60 years, in two different locations. The current University Center, built on land donated by the community, illustrates the unique level of public support for the base.

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