Snapshots: Ambassador Walker Delivers Commencement Address Fort Leonard Wood Graduates

| October 17, 2014
Webster graduates from the Fort Leonard Wood  campus location took part in a joint  graduation ceremony Oct. 11.

Webster graduates from the Fort Leonard Wood campus location took part in a joint graduation ceremony Oct. 11.

AMB Bert Walker, delivered the commencement address to over 120 graduates at Webster’s Fort Leonard Wood commencement held in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

Ambassador Walker delivered the commencement address to over 120 graduates at Webster’s Fort Leonard Wood commencement held on Oct. 11.

Graduate candidates from Webster University’s Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, campus location were honored as part of a joint graduation ceremony held Saturday, Oct. 11.

As one of four schools participating in the joint ceremony, the installation graduated over 450 students with accredited associates, undergraduate and graduate degrees.

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Former U.S. Ambassador George Herbert Walker III delivered the commencement address. He congratulated the graduates for their hard work, thanked the military members for their service to the nation and added his personal thanks to the family members for supporting the military’s mission so vital to the United States and its allies.

Ambassador Walker reminded the audience of numerous historical events where freedom had to be defended, and we need to ready when our nation calls again. On behalf of the Fort Leonard Wood Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Maria Gervais presented Ambassador Walker a small memento for his participation in the ceremony.

Ambassador Walker is a Life Trustee of the Webster University Board of Trustees. He previously served as chair of the Board of Trustees for five years during which time the University made extraordinary progress. Upon his initial retirement from the board’s chairmanship, the Board of Trustees established an endowed fund to encourage continuing excellence and achievement in the tradition of its namesake. In October 2007,  Ambassador Walker bestowed upon Webster a gift of $10 million to benefit the School of Business and Technology.

Celebrating Commencement

Brig. Gen. Mike Callan (USAF, ret.), associate vice president for Military & Government Programs with Webster’s Office of Military Affairs, conferred degrees for over 122 graduates at the ceremony and noted smiles everywhere during the event. “It’s a big thrill for me to see the sheer joy on our graduates faces as they and their families celebrate this big accomplishment,” said Callan.

A great deal of planning was involved in order to execute the event successfully. Recognition is extended to Webster’s Midwest regional director, Katie Ervin, and the Fort Leonard Wood extended campus staff for all of their valiant efforts.

 

 

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  1. George Reid says:

    Thanks to Ambassador Walker for his continued support of Webster, the School of Business & Technology, and students around the world.