Spring Dean's Award for Service Recipients

May. 23, 2017

Dean's Award for Service Webster Groves campus recipients of the Dean's Award for Service for the Spring semester, L to R: David Rother, Emily Van de Riet, Callie Dishman and Allen Haus.

Five individual students have been selected to receive the Dean's Award for Service for Spring semester: David Rother, Emily Van de Riet, Callie Dishman, and Allen Haus from the Webster Groves campus; and Heba Afifi from the Vienna campus.

Up to four students at each campus are recognized each semester with the Dean’s Service Award. The Spring awards were presented at a luncheon on May 15 in Webster Groves. The Vienna presentation will take place at a later date.

David Rother, a senior public relations major from Mount Carmel, Illinois, was nominated by Debra Carpenter, dean emeritus and professor of public relations. He was nominated for founding and serving as treasurer for a new student organization, Webster Fighting Video Game Community, which now has about 200 members and produces an annual regional conference with 90 student attendees

Emily Van de Riet, a senior journalism major from Fenton, Missouri, was nominated by Larry Baden, associate professor of communication and journalism. She was nominated for her leadership of The Journal as editor-in-chief, where she has elevated the quality of the student-run publication.
Callie Dishman, a senior audio production major from Warrenton, MO, was nominated by Kate Tary, adjunct instructor and co-advisor to the Audio Engineering Society. She was nominated for her leadership of the Audio Engineering Society, serving as its vice president.

Allen Haus, a senior audio production major from Warrenton, Missouri, was nominated by Kate Tary, adjunct instructor and co-advisor to the Audio Engineering Society. He was nominated for his leadership of the Audio Engineering Society, serving as its president.

Heba Afifi, a senior double-majoring in management and economics from Egypt, was nominated by Anda Radu, an alumni assistant at the Webster Vienna campus. She was nominated for her leadership roles at the Vienna campus as secretary for the Student Government Association, orientation leader, and organizer of the SGA intercultural evening, as well as her volunteer work as a translator for refugees as part of Train for Hope.

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