Commencement Ceremony 2012
Congratulations all graduates!
The graduation weekend in Vienna was fantastic and filled with events to honor and celebrate our graduating students. On Friday the 11th of May the Honors Convocation Cocktail was held at Palais Eschenbach (photos at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/webstervienna/sets/72157629736934610/). It was really moving moment when we recognized our very best students in front of their proud families.
The Commencement Ceremony took place in the Wiener Konzerthaus and was attended by over 600 guests, cheering for our 105 graduating students. The speeches by our teaching award winners, the Academic director, Dr. Kecht, in her presentations of the service award winners, the students, and last but not least our Keynote speaker, Mr. Felix Thun-Hohenstein, Director of 3M, each added a different dimension that captured the ethos and spirit of Webster.
The graduation weekend ended with the Alumni & Graduation Cocktail at “Aux Gazelles”. Over 350 alumni, graduates, parents & families of graduates, faculty and staff attended this unique event. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet and talk to many of our successful alumni, some who are now living in other countries, but came to Vienna especially for this event.
As we close the chapter on the 2011/12 academic year, this graduation weekend reminded us all of what Webster is all about and what makes Webster such a special and unique learning environment.
Kemper Award for Excellence in Teaching: Dr. Gregory Weeks
Teacher of the Year Award: Dr. Lydia Wazir-Staubmann
Excellence in Teaching Award: Jennifer Ebner-Daigle
The Bronwyn K Mitterecker Memorial Alumni Award: Anastasia Ioannidis, MA ‘84
Webster University Alumni Association Awards
Undergraduate Student Leadership Award: Sarah Isabel van der Veen
Community Service Award Sona Klucarova
Webster University St. Louis Undergraduate Academic Honors
Summa Cum Laude - with highest distinction: Stefan Weinhofer
Magna Cum Laude - with great distinction: Sona Klucarova, Parisa Taheri, Simona Trpovska and Margarita Svetlinova Yonova
Cum Laude - with distinction: Christoph M Fleischmann, Viktoria Gajdosova and Annelies Paul Guisset
Webster University St. Louis Graduate Academic Honors: Julia Reynolds and Mikhail Arshinskiy
Webster University Vienna Schön Nobel Awards for academi Excellence
Undergraduate Award: Stefan Weinhofer
Master of Science: Mikhail Arshinskiy
Thesis Award: Gabriella Rask
Master of Business Administration: Julia Reynolds
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences: Alina Maria Kastner
Department of History, Politics, and International Relations: Thomas Reis Faria, Christoph M Fleischmann, Iulian Mihalache, Simona Trpovska, Stefan Weinhofer and Joyce Zemanek
George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology:
Department of Business: Sona Klucarova, Sarah Isabel van der Veen andMargarita Svetlinova Yonova
Department of Management: Christoph M Fleischmann, Viktoria Gajdosova, Parisa Taheri, Simona Trpovska, Stefan Weinhofer and Margarita Svetlinova Yonova
School of Communications
Department of Communications and Journalism: Annelies Paul Guisset and Anna Laura Nicolaus