Alumni News

Wauneen Rucker was profiled in the St. Louis American after being crowned Mrs. Missouri America 2020.

Alumni in the News: Mrs. Missouri, White House fellow, Laguna police chief, Hometown Hero

November 10, 2020

Several Webster University alumni were in the news for notable career achievements: Lindsey Gerheim was named a White House Fellow at the U.S. Department of Commerce. ... Wauneen Rucker was crowned Mrs. Missouri America 2020. ... Kalen McAllister was named a “Hometown Hero” by Schnuck’s for her work helping former prisoners find employment. ... Double alumnus Robert Thompson was named chief of the Laguna Beach Police Department.

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Grant was a graduate student at Webster

Remembering John Grant, Webster Student and Navy Veteran

November 06, 2020

The Webster University community mourns the passing of John Grant and extends condolences to his family and friends. A graduate student at Webster's Naval Support Activity campus location in Memphis, Tennessee, Grant was a retired Chief Yeoman from the U.S. Navy. He was pursuing a master’s in Management and Leadership. "John inspired those who had the honor to know him," said Webster Memphis director Connie Southall. "He was a fighter, a genuine, and kind person."

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After becoming the first Webster University baseball player to make the major leagues, Josh Fleming went on to pitch in the World Series.

Josh Fleming Takes Gorlok Pride to World Series

November 03, 2020

Josh Fleming's amazing year took him from an undefeated Major League Baseball debut regular season all the way to the World Series. The pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays is the second player from the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference to be drafted in the MLB draft, and the first from Webster and the league to make the major leagues. Gorloks baseball coach Bill Kurich, who recruited Fleming to Webster, remembers the lefty as outstanding and humble: "He was one of the best pitchers in the nation, but he never thought he was too good for anything," Kurich said.

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Linda M. Woolf

Linda Woolf's Webster Story Takes Alumna to Height of Her Field

November 03, 2020

Webster alumna, psychology professor and donor Linda M. Woolf (BA ’79) has achieved one of the highest lifetime honors in her field, earning the Charles L. Brewer Award for Distinguished Teaching of Psychology by the American Psychological Association/American Psychological Foundation. "I wouldn't be who I am today without my early years at Webster University," she recalled. "Webster was so much smaller decades ago! Nonetheless, the features that make the university special today were part of the college during that time."

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