Students Arrive for Global Student Leadership Summit, Tour St. Louis

| March 10, 2015

As a signature event of the University’s Centennial celebration, from March 10-13, 2015, 30 student leaders from throughout the worldwide network of Webster University campuses will gather on the home campus in St. Louis to discuss leadership and advocacy for the Global Student Leadership Summit. The Summit will provide a unique opportunity for Webster University student leaders to gain knowledge and skills, and create positive change in a global environment.

The University Bookstore proved to be a popular stop during the campus tour for Global Student Leadership Summit student leaders.

The University Bookstore proved to be a popular stop during the campus tour for Global Student Leadership Summit student leaders.

The students arrived Sunday and Monday, March 8-9, moving into two residence halls at Eden Seminary for what will be a truly extraordinary leadership development experience.

On Monday, the students from the international campuses took tours of the home campus, had lunch with representatives from the dean’s offices for their academic schools and colleges, and enjoyed an excursion to visit St. Louis area attractions, including Forest Park and the Arch, followed by dinner at Ballpark Village and dessert at the St. Louis landmark, Ted Drewes Frozen Custard.

Global Student Leadership Summit student leaders represent 20 nationalities and all of Webster University's global campuses.

Global Student Leadership Summit student leaders represent 20 nationalities and all of Webster University’s global campuses.

Global Student Leadership Summit participants took in the view outside the St. Louis Art Museum during their sightseeing excursion.

Global Student Leadership Summit student leaders, mentors and committee members squeezed in a trip to the St. Louis Art Museum during their Monday sightseeing excursion.

View more photos of the Summit at the University’s Facebook page.

The student leaders represent 20 nationalities and the campuses of Webster Groves, Geneva, Leiden, London, Shanghai, Vienna, Ghana and Thailand.

  • Geneva: Rafaela Cardona Rivera, Joy Corthesy, Maria Karla Suarez Aguilera, Jessica Wright
  • Ghana: Diana Appiok
  • Leiden: Reham Al Taher, Romee Kruyt, Mohammad Qasim Nabi, Marjorie Peters, Megan van Vegten
  • London: Rabab Fatima
  • Shanghai: Zheng Yinju
  • Thailand: Lobsang Dundup Sherpa Subirana, Mai Phung Ton, Orwanya Vichailak
  • Vienna: Dennis Heumann, Balint Molnar, Tobias Salfellner, Alexis Wing
  • Webster Groves: Anna Cruzen, Gabi Deimeke, Katja Ehrenmuller, Olivia Heibeck, Samantha LaBat, Syreel Mishra, Sophie Ozier, Debhuti Roy, Ethan Stohs, Ngoc Truong, Caroline Wiley
Opening Session March 10

The Summit opening session begins at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 10, in the East Academic Building, with welcoming remarks by President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster. Following the opening, the students will have a full day of leadership development sessions, including:

  • An introductory session where the students get to know one another better and learn about leadership identity development theory
  • A session on servant leadership
  • Sessions to prepare for their Friday presentations on strategic plan initiatives

Small Group Mentors:

  • Colette Cummings, associate dean and director of the multicultural center and international student affairs
  • Terri Reilly, adjunct instructor in communications and journalism
  • Phil Storm, community director for Maria Hall and Webster Village Apartments
  • Anna Dickherber, community director for East and West Halls
  • Billy Ratz, development officer
  • Jesse Alexander, student community director at the Vienna campus

Global Student Leadership Summit Steering Committee

  • Ted Hoef, associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students
  • Jennifer Stewart, director of the office of student engagement
  • Sarah Tetley, director of the first-year experience program
  • John Buck, associate dean and director of housing and residential life
Student Presentations March 13

The entire Webster University community is invited to attend the culminating event of the Global Student Leadership Summit, a Centennial Signature Event, on Friday, March 13, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Community Music School.

Six groups of five students will present a modified Delegates’ Agenda-type presentation. These presentations will student-centered initiative proposals for the new Webster University Strategic Plan. For those who cannot attend in person, the presentations will be streamed at www.webster.edu/live.

More information about the Global Student Leadership Summit can be found here.

 

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