Webster University Centennial 1915 - 2015.
This website contains information, photos and videos from the many activities that helped to celebrate 100 years of serving students. Browse this website to explore Webster's rich history and year of celebratory events that have launched us into our next 100 years.
About Webster's Centennial
About Webster University's Centennial
To honor 100 years of changing lives and building strong communities, Webster University
will recognize its Centennial anniversary with a year-long celebration from September
2014 through November 2015. This year of celebration will feature Centennial festivities
involving all Webster campus locations.
Webster’s Centennial is an opportunity to pause and remember the forward thinking nature of those who have come before us at Webster. It is an opportunity to celebrate how far we have come and the kind of institution we have grown into. It’s also a time to think of how our future will be defined and imagined as we move with intent into our second century focusing on:
- Global innovation through inclusive leadership
- Global, student-centered experiences
- A network of academic and operational excellence
- Strategic and sustainable development
Among the activities planned are a street party kickoff, charitable toy drive, film
series, faculty lecture series, special speakers, an organized social media campaign
featuring Webster trivia with prizes, and much more. The Centennial year will culminate
in November 2015 with a closing public celebration and a private gala event.
We invite you to explore Webster’s unique history, from the laying of the first cornerstone for the University’s first building on Nov. 1, 1915, through the establishment of a campus in Ghana earlier this year. Schedules and more information about the centennial celebration can be found on this site. As the year progresses, more in-depth information will be posted here. You can also check out our interactive timeline about the first 100 years, see historic photos from Webster’s past, or follow events and comments on social media through the hashtag “Webster100.”
About the Centennial Logo
Webster University’s Global Marketing & Communications Creative Services team designed
the Centennial logo. It was created specifically to reflect Webster's global nature
with commitment to hometowns around the world.
The stars represent Webster’s Military connection and the Oak leaves represent Webster’s commitment to local communities. Structures from left to right represent the countries in which Webster has campus locations:
- Ghana: Kwame Nkrumah Monument in the Memorial Park in Accra
- Austria: Danube Tower in Wien
- The Netherlands: Wind Mill
- United Kingdom: Big Ben
- United States: Webster Groves, St. Louis
- China: Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower
- Thailand: Imperial Guard
- Switzerland: Old Town
This mark embodies our global network and our commitment to providing access to higher education — whether online or in classrooms around the world.
Requests for official and media use of the Centennial logo may be directed to:
Erin Rivers, Project Manager