Selected Participants

Students Selected for Webster University Global Student Leadership Summit

From March 10-13, 2015, thirty (30) student leaders from throughout the Webster University worldwide network will gather on the home campus in St. Louis, MO to discuss leadership and advocacy in this signature event of the University's Centennial Celebration.  

The Summit will provide a unique opportunity for Webster University student leaders to gain knowledge and skills, and create positive change in a global environment. By developing relationships with peers from throughout Webster’s global network, participants will gain a better understanding of the impact student involvement has on students and Webster University worldwide.

58 students from throughout the Webster University network of campuses applied to the Summit. The following 30 students were selected, after an application process that included a review of the candidate’s leadership involvement, work experience, essay, and letters of recommendation from staff, faculty, and fellow students. It is hoped that the student participants will return to their home campus and put to use the skills and knowledge gained during the Summit to improve student life throughout the Webster University network.

Last name, first name

Major or degree program

Campus

Status

Sex

Nationality

Al Taher, Reham

Psychology

Leiden

Sr

F

Saudi Arabia

Appiok, Diana

Management in International Business

Ghana

Fr

F

Ghana

Cardona Rivera, Rafaela

Psychology

Geneva

Soph

F

Colombia

Corthesy, Joy

Media Communications - Minor in Journalism

Geneva

Sr

F

Swiss/Thai

Cruzen, Anna

Art

Webster Groves

Soph

F

USA

Deimeke, Gabrielle

Photography, Studio Art minor

Webster Groves

Jr

F

USA

Ehrenmuller, Katja

International Business

Webster Groves

Grad

F

Austria

Heibeck, Olivia

Public Relations

Webster Groves

Jr

F

USA

Heumann, Dennis

International Relations & Business Administration

Vienna

Sr

M

Germany

Kruyt, Romee

Applied Anthropology and Sociology

Leiden

Soph

F

Netherlands

LaBat, Samantha

Film Studies

Webster Groves

Sr

F

USA

Mishra, Syreel

International Relations

Webster Groves

Sr

F

India

Molnar, Balint

International relations

Vienna

Jr

M

Hungary

Nabi, Mohammad Qasim

MA in psychology with emphasis in counselling

Leiden

Grad

M

Norway

Ozier, Sophie

Public Relations

Webster Groves

Jr

F

USA

Peters, Marjorie

International Business and Management (IBMS)

Leiden

Jr

F

Malaysia

Fatima, Rabab

MA International Relations

London

Grad

F

Pakistan

Roy, Debhuti

MBA/MHA

Webster Groves

Grad

F

India

Salfellner, Tobias

International Relations

Vienna

Soph

M

Austria

Sherpa Subirana, Lobsang Dundup

International Relations

Thailand

Soph

M

Spain

Stohs, Ethan

Audio Production

Webster Groves

Soph

M

USA

Suarez Aguilera, Maria Karla

Double major in Finance and Management

Geneva

Jr

F

Swiss/Cuba

Ton,  Mai Phung

Business Management

Thailand

Soph

F

Vietnam

Truong, Ngoc

Finance

Webster Groves

Grad

F

Vietnam

van Vegten, Megan

BA Media Communications

Leiden

Soph

F

Taiwan

Vichailak,Orwanya

Master of Business Administration

Thailand

Grad

F

Thailand

Wiley, Caroline D.

Media Communications, Educational Studies

Webster Groves

Jr

F

USA

Wing, Alexis

Business Administration

Vienna

Soph

F

USA

Wright, Jessica

International Relations

Geneva

Soph

F

Australian

Yinju,Zheng

MBA

Shanghai

Grad

F

China

 

The list of selected participants includes representatives from the Geneva, Ghana, Leiden, London, Shanghai, Thailand, Vienna, and Webster Groves campuses. Other statistics about the group, include:

  • 18 nationalities
  • ranging in age from 19 - 36
  • 6 graduate and 24 undergraduate students
  • average GPA of 3.52
  • all five colleges and schools represented
    • Walker School of Business and Technology (13)
    • College of Arts and Sciences (9)
    • School of Communications (8)
    • School of Education (1)
    • Gerdine College of Fine Arts (1)

The Summit will be an immersion experience that will challenge students to reflect on their own leadership ability, involve them in crucial conversations about the student experience at Webster, and strengthen the connections among student leaders throughout the University's global network.

The Summit curriculum will include several components:

1)          Active participation in an 8-week on-line course (non-credit) that will begin developing connections among participants, engage students in key conversations leading up to the Summit in March, and lay the foundation for group work that will be a primary feature of the Summit experience;
2)          Analysis of personal leadership style and perspectives, with a focus on how students can continuously improve their leadership capacity and empower future student leaders to ensure sustained effectiveness;
3)          Collaborate in teams and present a thoroughly researched and well-designed professional presentation to University administrators, to include proposals for major initiatives as part of the University’s new strategic plan;
4)          Participation in a team-based Case Study which will challenge students to resolve real ethical dilemmas facing student leaders.

Through participating in the Webster University Global Student Leadership Summit, students will…

Individual and Campus Leadership:

  • identify individual learning and leadership styles and understand personal roles in group dynamics
  • gain knowledge and skills to practice leadership and create positive change in a global environment
  • plan activities to develop strong, global-minded student leaders on their home campus
  • take a lead role in identifying future student leaders on their home campus and engaging in a mentoring relationship with them

Communication:

  • exchange information effectively using a global lens through verbal and nonverbal communication
  • communicate ideas, opinions, and information effectively by researching, preparing and delivering a purposeful presentation to the University senior leadership
  • develop an understanding  of the University's strategic plan  and its impact on students

Intercultural Proficiency:

  • understand and have a commitment to global citizenship and inclusion, transferring this knowledge to create programs/services related to that effort on their home campus
  • show sensitivity to and respect for personal and cultural differences through a demonstrated ability to communicate and interact effectively across cultures
  • develop a more pluralistic lens toward leadership and community development, and exploring leadership perspectives on a global scale
  • make a commitment to responsible global citizenship, which includes personal engagement in community/world issues

Social Responsibility and the Common Good:

  • meet and develop relationships with peers from throughout Webster’s global network
  • gain a better understanding of the impact student involvement has on students and Webster University
  • develop a practical framework for ethical leadership
  • demonstrate a commitment  to social responsibility and leadership for the common good worldwide

Steering Committee

     Ted Hoef, associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students

     John Buck, associate dean of students and director of housing and residential life

     Sarah Tetley, director of first-year experience programs

     Jennifer Stewart, director of the office of student engagement

The full planning committee includes staff and faculty from throughout the Webster University network, plus alumni and current students.

If anyone has any questions, they may contact us at summit@webster.edu.