17th Annual Webster Works Worldwide Oct. 5

| April 28, 2011

From President Beth Stroble:

Dear Colleagues,

On Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, Webster University will hold its 17th annual Webster Works Worldwide Community Service Day.

Webster University has a rich tradition of service to the community and a sustaining philosophy of integrating community engagement in its curriculum and institutional activities. Webster’s remarkable commitment to the core value of serving and strengthening our communities is best illustrated through the story of Webster Works Worldwide.

Since its inception in 1995, 22,852 volunteers have donated 99,427 hours of service. Over the years, volunteers have contributed their time, talents and skills to a variety of projects. Examples of projects include:

·     Packing boxes at a food bank in Irvine, Ca.

·     Taking orphans to the zoo in Vienna, Austria

·     Reading to children at a Head Start program in St. Louis, Mo.

·     Trimming, weeding and raking gardens

·     Playing music at senior citizen centers.

Students, faculty, staff and alumni not only collaborate on a project; they share the joy of working together and reaching out to those in need.

Webster Works Worldwide is a shining example of our commitment to worldwide community engagement. As we work to strengthen each of our parts of Webster’s world, we strengthen Webster.

If you have participated in Webster Works Worldwide in the past, thank you. We look forward to your participation again this year. If you are considering, please join your colleagues for an enriching, rewarding day that will rekindle the Webster spirit of service that has endured through the years.

Be a part of the Webster Works Worldwide story. Mark your calendar for Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011.


Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble

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