Webster Celebrates Scholarship Recipients and Honors College Students
September 21, 2022
Webster University recognized students who earned top academic honors, including scholarship recipients and inductees of the Gleich Honors College, during a ceremony called “A Night of Honors and Scholars” on Sept. 15.
“This is a moment to celebrate,” Webster University Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble said. “It is a moment to lift up those who have made these scholarships and programs available for our students. And it is a moment to celebrate the students’ achievements and competitiveness that caused these opportunities to be true for them.”
During the ceremony, students were invited onto the stage and presented with a certificate in front of an audience of family members, friends, faculty and staff.
Stroble first recognized students who earned the Chancellor Scholarship, noting students’ average GPA was 4.1 and their average ACT score was 29. Stroble also recognized students who earned Stroble Global scholarships, as well as the Marianne and Peter Gleich Endowed Scholarship recipients.
President Julian Z. Schuster honored two groups of high-achieving students: Presidential Scholars and Phi Theta Kappa Achievement Scholars. The PTK Scholarships are awarded to transfer students, and Schuster noted their average GPA was 3.89.
“Our students, our graduates will become a beacon for others in addressing and meeting an unmet need throughout our communities, our region, our great nation and the world,” Schuster said.
Chief Diversity Officer Vincent Flewellen recognized Webster’s 10 new recipients of the Dr. Donald M. Suggs Scholarship, who will receive a full-tuition, four-year scholarship. Webster has made the largest commitment of Suggs Scholars than any other higher education institution in the St. Louis area and has 32 Suggs Scholars currently enrolled.
Eighteen students were inducted into the Gleich Honors College, which launched during the 2021-22 academic year, thanks to a donation from Peter and Marianne Gleich. Honors College students receive individual attention through seminar courses as well as cultural experiences.
After the ceremony, students and their invited guests attended a reception.
Webster University congratulates the students on their academic achievements.