Webster Vienna’s 30th anniversary commencement weekend kicked off with an Honors Convocation event May 13 attended by more than 100 people. Families and friends looked on as 25 graduates received certificates of achievement at the Palais Eschenbach in Vienna’s first district.
The May 14 Commencement ceremony took place in the Mozartsaal at the Konzerthaus in the heart of Vienna. Faculty members from Vienna as well as from other Webster European campuses led the procession. The ceremony was attended by President Elizabeth (Beth) Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster from St. Louis. U.S. Ambassador to Austria William C. Eacho III was a special guests of honor.
Degrees were conferred by President Stroble following the commencement address given by Gernot Mittendorfer MBA ’96. The event ended with the recessional march and a reception full of smiles, laughter and some very happy graduates.
A festive ball at Vienna’s Palais Auersperg wrapped up Commencement weekend. Fourteen Webster couples — women wearing white gowns and men in black tuxedos — opened the evening’s festivities. “The whole event was so spectacular, it took my breath away,” said Arthur Hirsch, director of the Vienna Campus.
Guests at the ball included President Stroble; Provost Schuster; Robert Spencer, Geneva Campus director and director general of European Campuses; Ambassador Eacho; Hungarian Ambassador Vince Szalay-Bobrovniczky and many more distinguished guests.
View more details and a photo gallery from Commencement weekend.
View more details and a photo gallery from the Commencement ball.