The St. Louis Regional Chamber named Webster University a finalist for the 2013 Arcus Award for Achievement in Educational Attainment on Nov. 26. The award celebrates achievements and honors leaders and organizations in the greater St. Louis region. Webster was nominated for its support of innovative programs to increase the education and skills for the region’s workforce.
The Chamber cited Webster’s long-time commitment to women and minorities and its leadership roles in numerous projects designed to retain educated residents in the St. Louis area. Webster’s evening and weekend graduate programs, the many “metro” campuses throughout the region, and Webster’s large amount of corporate partnerships were also noted.
Webster has approximately 35,400 alumni living in the St. Louis region today.
The Arcus Awards were originally called the Regional Chamber’s annual “Top 50 Awards,” in which Webster has been recognized for the past seven years.
To be eligible for the Arcus Award, an organization must have its headquarters or substantial operations in the Greater-St. Louis Area. Organizations must also have operated for at least two years.
Besides the Arcus Award for Educational Attainment, the Chamber also presented Arcus Awards for achievement in bioscience, financial and information services, health and science services, multimodal logistics and advanced manufacturing, economic inclusion, and innovation and entrepreneurship.
Reporting by Sierra Hancock