Snapshots: Major General Alumna Keynotes Fort Leavenworth Commencement

Webster University's Fort Leavenworth location celebrated the graduation of 177 students on June 7, with Webster alumna Maj. Gen. Maria Gervais serving as commencement speaker.

Gervais is the current Deputy Commanding General of the Combined Arms Center-Training and holds a Master of Arts in Human Resources from Webster University. She spoke to over 94 of this year's graduates who were able to attend the ceremony.

Sean Coleman, associate vice president for Military and Governmental Affairs, conferred the degrees and was joined by Katie Ervin, Midwest regional director for Military Affairs, to congratulate them on their degrees. 

They join a worldwide Webster University Class of 2017 that numbers 6,058 graduates at Webster campuses around the globe, joining a  an existing alumni network that is now more than 192,000 strong.

Webster University commencement at Fort Leavenworth
Maj. Gen. Maria Gervais was the keynote speaker for 2017 commencement ceremonies at the Fort Leavenworth location


Commencement Ceremonies at Webster

With campuses around the world, local graduation ceremonies continue throughout the summer and into the fall depending on local schedules. 

[See: 2017 Webster University Commencement Ceremonies around the World]

The largest Webster University commencement ceremony each year is the one in St. Louis, where Webster was founded in 1915. More than 1,000 graduates turned out for the 98th annual ceremony on May 13 at The Muny in Forest Park. The ceremony annually attract grads and families from across the network, including 120 graduates who were there Saturday from campuses outside the St. Louis area.

This year's graduating class hails from 125 different countries. In the U.S. they represent 48 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Among the graduating class are 63 currently stationed overseas with the military. Also, 36 Webster University faculty or staff members and 33 children of faculty or staff members completed their degrees.

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