Published in: George Herbert Walker School of Business Blog
Author: Charla Lord
Webster University today will award a posthumous honoris causa B.A. degree in management to student Tyrone Leon Thompson, 47, who was killed a week ago. The award will be presented at the former police officer's funeral, 10 a.m. at the San Francisco Temple Church, 10191 Halls Ferry Rd. Thompson worked at Kwame Building Group, the company founded by his brother, Tony Thompson. He also worked part-time as an investigator for Missouri Attorney General's office.
"Ty Thompson's time at Webster University did not go unnoticed," said Dr. Benjamin Ola. Akande, dean of Webster's George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology. "His tenacity, hard work and personal commitment to pursue his education was clearly evident to his fellow classmates and his professors. We celebrate his life as a living example of the ideals that we hope for in all our students and we mourn his death. I, personally, will miss him dearly."
With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University is a worldwide institution committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence. Founded in 1915, Webster offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs through five schools and colleges, and a global network of more than 100 campuses. Its 20,000-plus student population represents almost 150 nationalities. Since opening its first campus overseas in Geneva in 1978, Webster has become a recognized leader and innovator in global education, with an international presence that now includes campuses in London; Vienna; Amsterdam and Leiden, the Netherlands; Shanghai, Shenzhen and Chengdu, China; and Bangkok and Cha-am, Thailand. Webster also has educational partnerships with universities in Mexico and Japan.
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