Saturday, February 27, 2021

A BRITE future in Haiti

Regardless of age, all students were placed in kindergarten or first grade due to lack of prior education.

Student travels solo across 22 countries in Europe

Olivia Potter's dream was to travel abroad. The summer before school, she worked to make that dream come true and, after a few money-making efforts, began her 22-country expedition in the Netherlands.

Gospel choir director strengthens faith in wake of cancer battle

Webster University junior Robert Richardson believes a moment of clarity is all it takes for a life to change. That moment of clarity came while Richardson laid in a hospital bed, four years ago.

Webster graduate opens cat café

St. Louis entrepreneur and 2009 Webster University graduate Ben Triola gives coffee a furry twist with the opening of the Mauhaus Cat Café.

Tiny house, big living

Webster University student Meghan Panu wanted to learn what it is like to live small. She seeks to learn by constructing her own small, mobile house with a lot of support.

Daughter and father share the stage

Senior acting major Austen Danielle Bohmer was born into the world of theatre. Both of her parents work in the industry – more specifically, Broadway – so she spent a lot of time in theatres growing up. But theatre is not the only thing she has in common with her parents: attending Webster University runs in the family, too.

Harry Potter influences student’s decision to study abroad

Harry Potter became a crucial piece of Webster student Emily Griffin’s childhood, and studying abroad gave her the opportunity to fulfill a lifelong dream - meet an actor from her all-time favorite film.

Student with cerebral palsy overcomes the odds

Danielle Minor, who was born with cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair to get around, has spent her life defying expectations. At 49, she’s pursuing two degrees at Webster University with ambitions of becoming a lawyer.

Webster alumna Kimberly Steward hits big as producer on Manchester by the Sea

The film "Manchester by the Sea" won critics over after premiering at the Sundance Film Festival this year. The experience was especially emotional for producer Kimberly Steward, who graduated from Webster University in 2003.

Webster’s Zlatko Ćosić portrays nature through motion painting

Webster University adjunct faculty member Zlatko Ćosić changed his identity to escape war in Yugoslavia. He used his life and nature to begin a career in art.

Webster student Matthew Lesch feels the blues

A video game where gamers play a fake guitar inspired Webster University freshman Matthew Lesch to pick up a real one. That inspiration was the basis for a future in performing blues music around the St. Louis area.

Wafaa Abu Elula journeys from refugee camp in Syria to Webster Groves

Webster University International Studies major Wafaa Abu Elula is a Palestinian Syrian. Her home a refugee camp in Damascus. While there, she felt the shaking of bombs being dropped around her home as civil war was breaking out.

Student Megan Price brings political passion to Webster and beyond

Webster University student Megan Price first experience with politics was attending President Obama's inauguration in seventh grade. Her political interests have expanded ever since, including representing democrats at Webster University.

Alicia Graf Mack joins Webster as visiting professor of dance

Professional dancer Alicia Graf Mack has performed with the likes of Beyonce and John Legend. However, the highlights of her career are not those performances. It is working with local companies and teaching others.

Former student Gabriel Violett successfully auditions for The Voice

Seventh time was the charm for Gabriel Violett, who managed to turn two chair around during his audition for the hit NBC show The Voice after trying to get to that stage multiple times. Violett is the brother of director of student engagement Jennifer Stewart.

Alumnus Maarten de Boer finds success as a celebrity photographer

Despite majoring in special education, Webster University alumnus Maarten de Boer found a passion for the camera. His career as an in-demand celebrity photographer earned him the Distinguished Alumni Award.