Meet Your Transfer Admissions Counselor

Are you interested in attending the Webster Groves Home Campus as a transfer student? If so, then click on the appropriate counselor below for more information. If you are interested in scheduling a campus visit to the home campus, please call 314-246-7566 or send an email to

If you are interested in attending one of our extended campuses, please contact that campus for more information.

Students with Last Names Beginning with A-G: Joan Finder
Students with Last Names Beginning with H-O: Kelsey Bourne
Students with Last Names Beginning with P-Z:
Stacey Tunnicliff

Transfer Admissions Counselors

Joan Finder 
Students with Last Names A-G

Phone: 314-968-6987


Over 25 years experience at Webster University working with transfer students!

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Fontbonne University; Master of Arts in Media Communications, with Highest Honors from Webster University

Past President Missouri Academic Advising Association

Member of: Missouri Community College Association, Missouri Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, National Academic Advising Association; Missouri Phi Theta Kappa Alumni Association; Phi Theta Kappa Honorary member

What do I like most about Webster?

Webster recognizes and celebrates the unique value of each individual. It's small enough to be warm, friendly and personal, yet the world of Webster is a true global network!

I also personally enjoy the many cultural and artistic offerings here, not to mention the truly beautiful campus. It has been fun to watch the campus grow over the years, from the solid tradition of Webster Hall to state of the art Residence Halls to the brand new Academic Building. The variety of architecture on the campus is fittingly reflective of the diversity of the university.

What brought me to Webster?

I applied to Webster at the encouragement of a mentor, interested in the opportunity to work with transfer students. I have stayed at Webster–still working with transfer students—because of the variety inherent in the job. Each student has a different story to tell and each presents a new challenge. The job—just like the University—is always changing and evolving. I have yet to be bored–busy, yes, but never bored. And I am delighted when my help enables a student to discover their path or take a step toward their dreams through the admission process and their subsequent experience here at Webster. It is gratifying and humbling to know that we have made a difference in someone's life!

My advice to transfer students:

1. It is never too early to plan your transfer. The sooner you begin, the smoother your transition will be.
2. There are two important questions transfer students need to ask: not only, "will my credits transfer?" but also, and more importantly, "what credits will I still need?"
3. Don't be afraid to ask questions. That's why we are here…to help you!

Kelsey Bourne
Students with Last Names H-Okbourne

Phone: 314-246-7650

Bachelor of Arts in International Business from Murray State University; Master of Business Administration from Murray State University

What do I like most about Webster?

Webster offers a unique experience being located in a small, friendly suburb of St. Louis. Students are able to get both the small town community feel while on campus but are able to also experience the amenities and attractions that St. Louis has to offer.

I really love how diverse the university is and the many art and cultural activities that are offered here.

What brought me to Webster?

I applied to Webster after a colleague had mentioned there was an opening. Having worked with transfer students at a different university, this position seemed like the perfect fit. Not one day is the same and it’s never boring.

My advice to transfer students:

  1. It’s never too early to start the transfer process.
  2. Ask these two important questions: “What credits will transfer?” and “How do the transferred credits apply to the degree program you are seeking?”
  3. Get involved on campus. Whether it’s student organizations, intramurals, or even study groups.
  4. We’re here to help make your transition as smooth as possible. Don’t be afraid to ask questions!

Stacey TunnicliffStacet
Students with Last Names P-Z

Phone: 314-246-7886


Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with an Emphasis in Mental Health from Webster University; Currently pursuing Master of Arts in Counseling with an Emphasis in Clinical Mental Health from Webster University

What do I like most about Webster?

As a student, I appreciate the small class sizes that create and encourage the opportunity to develop good rapport with professors.  Webster has afforded me the opportunity to get a quality education with professors who truly care about their students, and are involved in their fields outside the classroom.  I also like the variety of degree programs that Webster offers; there truly is something for everyone!

Overall, I love the fact that we are a diverse campus that includes people from all different backgrounds and cultures.  The eclectic mix of the arts & sciences, business, communications, and education, along with the multitude of student organizations, offers a chance to attend events that are altogether fun, informative, and entertaining!

What brought me to Webster?

By chance, in 2012 I was notified of an entry level position that was available in the Office of Admissions.  I applied and was hired, and spent 3½ years as an Admissions Associate. I then transitioned into the role of a Representative/Transfer Counselor in 2015.

My Advice to Transfer Students:

1. Start early – it’s never too early to start your transfer plans
2. Familiarize yourself with the programs we offer and our liberal credit transfer policy
3. Get involved in student activities and clubs on campus
4. Never be afraid to ask questions – we are here to help you!