Webster Alumna Katy Sullivan Headed to London for Paralympics

| July 31, 2012
Katy Sullivan, Outstanding Young Alum - Webster University

Sullivan was on campus in fall 2011 to teach a master class and receive an award at Homecoming Weekend.

Webster University alumna Katy Sullivan, a paralympic champion, is headed to London for the 2012 Paralympics to compete in the 100-meter dash.

Sullivan, a graduate of Webster University’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts — where she says she blossomed as an actress — was born without legs and has worn prosthetic legs all her life.

She has appeared on TV shows like NBC’s “My Name is Earl” and FX’s “Nip/Tuck,” as well as in the play “The Long Red Road” at Goodman Theater in Chicago, directed by Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Read more about her 2012 journey to the 2012 Paralympic Games in this feature in the Gadsden Times.

“Webster University was an incredible place for me to feel safe to grow into the beginnings of being an adult, and St. Louis was the perfect city to complement that transition,” Sullivan said last fall when she visited the home campus in Webster Groves, Mo.

She was back on campus at the time to teach a master class to Webster students and receive an Outstanding Young Alum award at the annual Homecoming Weekend. (On that note, go here for information on September’s Homecoming: Parents & Reunion Weekend 2012.)

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