President’s Message: Webster Works Worldwide Oct. 2, 2013

| May 28, 2013

A message from the President to Webster University faculty and staff:

On Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, Webster University will hold its 19th annual Webster Works Worldwide Community Service Day.

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Webster University volunteers at the Franz Park Community Garden during the 2012 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, 26,747 volunteers have donated 113,986 hours of service. Over the years, volunteers have contributed their time, talents and skills to a variety of projects.

For example, they…

  • Packed boxes at a food bank in Irvine, Calif.
  • Took orphans to the zoo in Vienna, Austria
  • Read to children at a Head Start program in St. Louis
  • Trimmed, weeded and raked gardens
  • Played 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 components of Webster’s global network, 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 participation, 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. 2, 2013.

Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble


Category: Alumni, Employee News, Presidential Messages

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