In the News: Alumni, Chess, Rosenblum, Dixon, and Suggs
July 19, 2023
Webster University students Gerald Burton, Jr. and Khyree Plair were both named as
Anheuser-Busch Scholars, the St. Louis American announced.
Webster Alumna Named a Top Chess Player in Pakistan
The International News featured profiles on the top female chess players in Pakistan, which includes Webster alumna and former chess team member Noor Fatima Rashid. Rashid earned her bachelor’s degree in management and legal studies from Webster in 2020.
Rosenblum to Lead Tour of Historic Locations
The STL Jewish Light reported that Webster University Professor Warren Rosenblum will lead a bike tour July 23 of
significant locations in the region that are connected to the area’s Jewish history.
Dixon Receives the 2023 Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship
Webster University Internship Director Trezette Dixon was named the recipient of the 2023 Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship from the Society of Experiential Education. The St. Louis American ran an article about the honor.
Alumnus Walker Named Interim Chief
The Charleston Post Courier said that Webster University alumnus Chito Walker has been named the interim chief of the Charleston Police Department.
Webster Student Featured
The online news aggregator “Because We Can” ran an article about Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts graduate student Maria Ellis and her recent stint leading a choir at Carnegie Hall.
Taylor Swift Dancer Attended Webster
The Kansas City Star ran an article that said a dancer on Taylor Swift’s current tour attended Webster University for two years.
Dr. Suggs Inducted into Hall of Fame
KSDK ran a story that said Dr. Donald M. Suggs will be inducted into the Missouri Press Hall of Fame. The article mentioned that Webster University has a scholarship program named after Suggs.
Webster Alumnus Graham Interviewed
Vulture Magazine (a New York arts publication) interviewed Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts alumnus Nathan Lee Graham and the rest of the cast of the Broadway play “Theatre Camp.” Graham mentioned his association with Webster University.