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Agreed to Senate (06/03/2014)

2d Session
S. RES. 465

Commemorating the centennial of Webster University.


June 3, 2014

Mr. Blunt (for himself and Mrs. McCaskill) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to


Commemorating the centennial of Webster University.

    Whereas in 1915, the Sisters of Loretto established Webster University in Saint Louis, Missouri, as one of the first Catholic colleges for women that is located west of the Mississippi River;

    Whereas Webster University has campuses in 8 different countries, introducing people in Europe, Asia, and Africa to United States educational programs, helping to spread United States culture and ideas around the globe, and serving the educational needs of people abroad;

    Whereas in 1974, Webster University became one of the first universities in the United States to operate on a military base;

    Whereas in 2014, Webster University is located on military bases across the country, serving all branches of the military and directly helping more than 7,700 students who are active members of the Armed Forces, veterans, or direct relatives of individuals with military connections;

    Whereas Webster University has been a leader in online education since 1999, and more than 9,000 students are taking courses in the Webster University Online Learning Center, a program that provides quality higher education to students who have access to the Internet and are residing anywhere in the world;

    Whereas since 1915, Webster University has conferred more than 184,000 degrees at campuses around the world, including nearly 80,000 degrees in the greater Saint Louis area, demonstrating a local commitment and offering a global education;

    Whereas Webster University has a diverse student body and is routinely lauded by organizations working on diversity issues;

    Whereas Webster University is the alma mater of more than 160,000 proud alumni; and

    Whereas the quality of Webster University as an institution of higher learning is a reflection of the extraordinary caliber of its educational professionals and students: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Senate recognizes and extends congratulations to the educational professionals, students, and alumni of Webster University for 100 years of excellence in higher education.