On April 26, the Alumni Council hosted the annual Senior Dinner in honor of the Class of 2017. President Rahmi Mowjood '90, Council members, faculty and staff were on hand to enthusiastically welcome the future graduates into the Webb alumni community. Highlights included hundreds of photographs shared on each table showing freshmen through senior year, and a Taco Bar catered by Webb parent John Fuelling of The Corner Butcher.
Council President Mowjood encouraged the seniors to stay in touch after graduation, sharing college updates and informing Webb about life changing events. He introduced Laura Wensley, Lexus Beaman ’08, and Rose Gonzalez of the Alumni Office to the graduating class, who can be valuable resources in getting connected to the network of Webb alums across the country and the world. Available to fellow Webbies as resources, the alumni network can assist college students with internship and job opportunities. President Mowjood also promoted Webb's social media networks (LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook) as excellent ways to keep updated on school and alumni news.
Also present were Dwight Morgan '65, Whitney Wharton ’05, Doug Gregg ‘66, Coleen Martinez '86 and Janel Henriksen Hastings '87 of the Alumni Council, as well as faculty advisors Dr. Elizabeth Cantwell, Geoffrey Owers, Brendan Beikmann, Bana Dahi, Rick Duque, Melanie Bauman, Michael Szanyi, Melissa Blomberg, Howard Kalter, and Dr. Theresa Smith.
The evening concluded with the Alumni Council presenting the Class of 2017 with a special gift: a Class of 2017 mug filled with a Webb scarf (young ladies) or a Webb tie (young men).
Sponsored by the Robert ’53 and MeiLi Hefner Foundation and offered here at Webb to two current students, The Hefner Initiative aims to foster a close and positive relationship between the people of China and the US. This extraordinary 12-day summer program includes travel this year to Beijing and Suzhou—allowing for living/learning opportunities with host students and families.
Shyam Arya '18 and Ellie Canty '18 have been accepted to present a poster at the National American Chemical Society conference in New Orleans in March 2019--an extremely rare honor for high school students.
It’s November 2nd and the College Guidance office is quiet this morning—nothing like the last few days when countless numbers of panicked seniors were popping in to get their essays looked at one last time before pressing “submit.”