Published in: Webster University
Author: George Herbert Walker
Description: April 22, 2010 WAS A BIG DAY FOR WEBSTER UNIVERSITY.
April 22, 2010 was a big day for Webster University. Shortly after a ceremony announcing the naming of the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology, Ambassador Walker made an announcement of his own: If the University could raise matching funds, he would donate $100,000 to the George Herbert Walker III International Study Award, providing aid to business students to add an international component to their educational expertise.
On September 29th - three months ahead of the deadline - the University exceeded that goal, having raised more than $130,000 from alumni and friends to meet the Walker Challenge.
A former U.S. ambassador to Hungary, philanthropist, civic leader and longtime Webster supporter, Ambassador Walker joined the University's Board of Trustees in 1974 and served as board chairman twice - from 1987 to 1992, and again from 2008 to 2009. He was named a Life Trustee of the University in 2003 and served for many years as chairman of the school of business Advisory Board
The Walker Travel Award supports Webster's mission of transforming students for global citizenship and is perfect for business students unable to leave home for a full semester abroad. Qualified students receive up to $1,000 toward a round - trip, coach airline ticket when participating in a hybrid, short-term business course.
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