Snapshots: University Celebrates July 4 with Webster Groves Community

Jul. 6, 2016

Snapshots: University Celebrates July 4 with Webster Groves Community

Webster University again served as a gold sponsor of the Webster Groves Community Days festival, held July 1-4, and took part in the parade through Webster Groves on Monday, July 4.

Staging for the parade began in front of Webster’s home campus. A long line of floats took parade-goers through the heart of Webster Groves, the suburban St. Louis community where the University was founded in 1915.

The rain stopped just long enough for the Webster University contingent featuring President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble, Provost Julian Schuster and--of course--the Gorlok, to greet community members throughout the event, themed "Webster Groves, A City For All Seasons." Student and staff volunteers walked the 2-mile route alongside the float, handing out logoed stick fans and balsa wood gliders to the crowd of thousands.

Parade volunteers
Representing the University in the 2016 Community Days Parade were student volunteers from Residence Life, Student Ambassadors and International Student Association.

View several more photos from the Community Days Parade on the Webster University Facebook page.

Special thanks to these students and staff volunteers:

  • Alex Brosseau, Student Ambassador
  • Katie Fields, Student Ambassador
  • Rachel Mencel, Student Ambassador
  • Megan Price, Student Ambassador
  • Jon Strauser, Student Ambassador
  • Amber Davis, Residence Life
  • Shaniquel Reece, Residence Life
  • Robert Richardson, Residence Life
  • Kasey Howard, Residence Life
  • Shikha Ralleigh, International Student Association
  • Annie Feng, International Student Association
  • Qian Wu (Diane), International Student Association
  • Weijie Zhu (Arvin), International Student Association
  • Zhe Liu (Jeff), International Student Association
  • Xu Peifang (Paige), International Student Association
  • ZeLiang Zhang (Frank), International Student Association
  • Elizabeth Paul, senior
  • Tyler Mays, mascot
  • Ashley Schmied, mascot handler
  • Sara Boyd, Global Marketing & Communications
  • Ed Chisholm, Facilities Maintenance
  • Johany Glen, Office of Study Abroad

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