Commencement was an exceptionally proud event for Webster University Fayetteville graduates, as President Beth Stroble was in attendance to address the graduates and confer their degrees.
Approximately 50 graduate degrees were conferred for students at Fayetteville and the cohort at the Sam Walton Development Center at corporate Wal-Mart.
The graduating class including international students from India, Bulgaria, Russia and Kenya, and was joined by faculty members and campus leaders.
Jyoti Prakash Malik was named Outstanding Graduate Student, making her mother one proud visitor from India.
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.
This particular ceremony also featured the oldest member in Webster’s Class of 2013: Rodney Riley, a beloved adjunct Management/Business faculty member at Fayetteville, earned his MBA and “walk” along with his Webster Fayetteville classmates.