Webster University’s 91st Commencement

| May 24, 2010

The Class of 2010 at The Muny. Photo by Claudia Burris

‘Webster is Your Gateway to the World!’

“I’m honored to be here to join in your celebration, President Beth Stroble said in her opening remarks at Webster’s May 8 Commencement ceremony, noting it was her first commencement as president of the University.

During her remarks, President Stroble shared these facts about the class of 2010:

Webster University Commencement 2010

President Stroble addresses the graduates.

  • Over 1,100 of you are here today;
  • Of those 1,100, 163 have joined us from our extended campuses;
  • 11 directors of U.S. extended site campuses are with us today;
  • 40 members of the graduating class are Webster employees, joined by 35 children and spouses of our employees,
  • 9 members of the class, who took the majority of their courses online, have traveled to join the celebration here today from as far away as Vienna, Austria and as close as Hazelwood, Missouri;
  • All 50 states and the District of Columbia are represented in this class, as well as 102 countries;
  • 48 graduates are stationed with the U.S. military overseas; and
  • Our oldest graduate , age  71, earned a Master of Arts in Counseling from our Jacksonville, Fla., campus; and our youngest, 18, from St. Louis, earned a Bachelor of Arts in Video Production.

“Consider what these numbers reflect,” Stroble said. “Webster classrooms are infused with the perspectives and experiences of students from cultures across the globe…St. Louis, our gathering place on the globe for today’s ceremony, has been called the Gateway to the West. Beyond that, Webster is your gateway to the world.”

Webster University’s Commencement 2010

Commencement 2010 Slide Show

Lt. Col. Gregory Gadson’s remarks

2010 Year in Review Slide Show

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