Snapshots: Kansas City Commencement Gathers Grads Past and Present

| May 30, 2013
Seventy-six graduates and their families walked at the commencement ceremony in Kansas City.

Seventy-six graduates and their families walked at Webster University Kansas City commencement ceremony.

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Celebrants in the Rose Auditorium

The Webster University Kansas City campus location held its 39th annual Commencement Ceremony Wednesday, May 22, in the Rose Auditorium of Rockhurst High School.

As part of the ceremonies, they welcomed “back” one of their own.

The guest speaker was Webster alum Belva Giesing, RN, MSN, PCCN, a 2010 graduate of Webster’s MSN program at the Kansas City campus location.

But Giesing hasn’t really been away; she is also a member of the faculty at Webster Kansas City.

In all, 76 undergraduate and graduate students walked the stage that evening, surrounded by proud friends and family. The ceremony honored Kansas City graduates from August, October and December 2012 and from March and May 2013.

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Speaker Belva Giesing (left) with Mary Ann Drake, MSN Program Coordinator in Webster Groves, and Maria Kirwan, Webster Kansas City. BSN Coordinator

The event was part of commencement ceremonies that happen year-round at Webster campuses around the world. Though May and June are the “busy season” for Webster commencement ceremonies each year, the date and traditions vary by campus location. Worldwide, there are more than 7,2o0 graduating in this year’s graduating class celebrated at individual campus ceremonies.

Worldwide, the Class of 2013 is diverse in background, in demographics, and in interests. They hail from 106 countries and 49 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Sixty-four are active military stationed overseas.

Congratulations to all the graduates, including alumni award winners Liz Glass, BSN, Undergraduate Student Leader; and Outstanding Graduate Student Janice Woods, MA.

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