November 5, 2008
Webster University Honors Larry and Jinny Browning with Visionary Award
Webster University held its annual Daniel Webster Society Dinner on Thursday, October 30, 2008 at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park. Webster University President Neil J. George and Daniel Webster Society President Paul J. Lee welcomed donors and thanked them for their outstanding support. This year, the inaugural Daniel Webster Society Visionary Award was presented to Jinny and Larry Browning in honor of their decades of support and commitment to Webster University.
The Daniel Webster Society (DWS) was founded in 1986 by a group of dedicated University supporters in the tradition of leadership immortalized by the American statesman Daniel Webster and embraced by Webster University. The Society, under the leadership of its Board of Directors, encourages and recognizes annual charitable giving for the benefit of Webster University from alumni, friends, corporations and foundations. DWS members partner with the University to achieve its mission to provide an affordable, quality-driven education, as well as fostering a lifelong desire to learn and contribute actively to local communities and the world. Webster University is proud of the close relationship formed with the members of the Daniel Webster Society and only through this partnership can Webster fulfill its educational mission.
The 2007-2008 Daniel Webster Society Board of Directors are: Paul J. Lee, President; Pamela Brown; Carol J. Colligan, '70, MA '77; Alyn V. Essman; Marilyn Fox; Terry Franc; Julie Glotzbach; Jan S. Greenberg, MAT '73; Vicki Hill; Nancy Scanlon Koplar, BA '70, MA '95; Keith Lanier, BA '91; James W. Oetting; Marie Oetting; Annie Schlafly; Helen Seeherman, BA '81; Alice P. Sherwood, MAT '77; Doug Stuhlmann; Anthony Thompson, MBA '88; Jo Throdahl; Mary Ann Wagner, BA '79, MA '82; David P. Weiss, '75; and William B. Wilson.
Webster University (www.webster.edu) is an international, multi-campus university, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Founded in 1915 as a small private college, Webster now offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs through five schools and colleges. The university has grown into an international network of campuses that includes 107 domestic and international campuses. The student population of more than 20,000 men and women ranges in age from traditional college-age students to adult learners, and represents more than 100 nationalities. The university is committed to excellence in teaching, to joining theory and practice, to small class sizes, and to educating students to be lifelong, independent learners, fully prepared to participate in an increasingly international society.