November 29, 2020

News Briefs – Search for new financial director, Sappington Farmers’ Market closes

Students meet with director of financial aid candidate

Enrollment Management has two finalists for the director of financial aid position.  One was on campus July 30 and the other Aug. 8. While the candidates were on campus, each met with a small group of students. Students were able to ask questions regarding financial aid.

The previous director of financial aid, Jonathan Gruett, is now a financial aid counselor. The director of financial aid position was posted May 18.

The search committee is made up of: Alan Anthony, financial aid representative from the Kansas City Metropolitan Campus,
Andrew Laue, director of undergraduate admissions,
Don Morris, university registrar,
Sarah Nandor, director of graduate and transfer admissions,
Jody Patterson, bursar
and Curt Vehlewald, director of accounting.

Sappington Farmers’ Market will close

The Sappington Farmers’ Market, 8400 Watson Rd., announced it will permanently close on Friday, Aug. 24. It is closing due to a decrease in sales, outdated equipment and increased competition with larger markets in the neighborhood.

The store will keep regular hours until it closes. It also has a 20-percent-off discount on the remaining inventory.

Sappington Farmers’ Market sold locally produced food. The store had suppliers from Missouri and Illinois.

Farm to Family Naturally owns Sappington Farmers’ Market and filed for bankruptcy in December 2011.

Webster alumnus sworn in as highest post in US Air Force

Webster University alumnus Gen. Mark A. Welsh III was named the Chief of Staff to the U.S. Air Force in Washington, D.C., making him the highest-ranking officer in the Air Force.

He will oversee the organization and training of 690,000 active-duty members of the Air Force, Guard, Reserve and Civilan forces. The forces serve in the U.S. and overseas.

Welsh received a Master of Science degree in computer resource management from Webster in 1987.

Welsh was born in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy and entered the Air Force in June 1976.

Webster has worked with the U.S. Department of Defense for almost 40 years to provide graduate programs at military bases and other locations throughout the U.S.


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