Obama recognizes Webster University centennial


Webster University’s centennial kicked off with a celebration at the downtown campus and a letter from the President of the United States, Barack Obama.

The letter, which recognized the university for its 100 years of history, was presented by Sable Campbell-Jones, director of diversity for the City of St. Louis. The letter commended Webster on its traditions.

“Throughout our Nation’s history, our universities have opened doors of opportunity; fostered an informed, engaged society; and connected cultures around the globe. Since your community laid the cornerstone for Webster Hall in 1915, Webster University has carried forward this American tradition,” the letter said in an Webster Today article.

The university celebrated on campus and off with a celebration at Webster’s downtown campus and a

On Sept. 18 at the Webster Groves city council meeting, Mayor Gerry Welch declared Sept. 19 Webster University Day for the city. During that meeting, several light beams with the words “Webster 100 years” shined on local monuments such as the history museum, Busch Stadium and several others around the St. Louis area.

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