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Editor and Manager, Alumni CommunicationsRachel Kuebler

DesignerTuva Interactive

Vice President for AdvancementPatricia Arnold

Director of Alumni ProgramsLara Turek, BFA ’04, MFA ’11

Director of Parent & Student ProgramsBilly Ratz, BA ’02, MA ’06

Manager, Alumni EngagementCorinne Hilbert, BA ’02, MA ’03

Department Associate, Alumni RelationsGayle Faucett


Featured Contributors

Eric Goedereis, PhD
Dr. Eric Goedereis

Dr. Eric Goedereis joined the Webster University faculty in 2009. As a lifespan developmental psychologist, he teaches courses covering everything from pre-conception through death! Goedereis' research focuses on how health beliefs and behaviors manifest themselves differently across the lifespan.

Goedereis enjoys mentoring and promoting student research and in his role as Faculty Research Director for the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP), he also has the opportunity to support faculty interested in furthering their own scholarly research agendas. When he’s not working, Goedereis is passionate about music and enjoys both watching and playing various sports, cooking, eating, drinking good beer, and of course, spending time with his wife, son, and dog.

Goedereis penned the Last Word article, featured in this edition of Glimpse.


Charles McKinney, MA ‘14
Charles McKinney, MA ‘14

Charles McKinney graduated from Webster University’s Thailand campus in May 2014 with an MA in media communications. He is currently serving as a U.S. Peace Corps TEFL volunteer in Macedonia. In his sparse leisure time, McKinney enjoys traveling through Europe, travel blogging and hiking in Macedonia’s pulchritudinous mountain landscape. McKinney hopes to continue his work in international education upon completing his stint with Peace Corps and/or delving full-time into a journalism/writing/media production career on a global scale.

McKinney wrote the Webster Ghana feature story included in this issue of Glimpse.


Becky Mollenkamp, BA ’96
Becky Mollenkamp, BA ’96

Becky Mollenkamp is a freelance writer living in St. Louis. For five years, Mollenkamp was senior associate editor at Meredith Corp. in Des Moines, Iowa, where she served as travel and features editor for Better Homes & Gardens, associate editor for Do It Yourself and Quick & Easy Decorating, and senior associate editor for Simply Creative Weddings and Christmas Ideas. Her work also has appeared in Prevention and Marie Claire. As a freelancer, Mollenkamp creates SEO-driven content and e-commerce web copy for BHG.com, Shoes.com, Parents.com and more. She received her bachelor's in journalism from Webster in 1996.

For this issue of Glimpse, Mollenkamp wrote the Alumni Authors: Women in Writing feature story.


Josh Sellmeyer, BA ’13, MA ‘13
Josh Sellmeyer, BA ’13, MA ‘13

Josh Sellmeyer graduated from Webster University in May 2013 with a BA in journalism and an MA in media communications. He is in his third season as assistant coach of the Webster University men’s soccer team. Sellmeyer had a standout four-year playing career for both the Gorloks’ soccer and tennis programs. He was a two-time All-Conference first-team selection in soccer, and he was named 2012 Conference Player of the Year. In tennis, Sellmeyer holds the Webster record for the highest winning percentage in both singles and doubles play.

Sellmeyer received the Outstanding Male Student-Athlete Award and the Capstone Award for Leadership from Webster in 2013. Additionally, he was a finalist for the prestigious NCAA Jim McKay Scholarship award his senior year. He won numerous state and regional journalism awards during his collegiate career, including being named the Great Plains Journalism Awards Student Writer of the Year in 2013. He has been a contributor to Glimpse since the publication’s inception in 2015.

For this issue of Glimpse, Sellmeyer wrote all five articles in the Browning Hall feature story as well as “Paying It Forward, Paying It Back,” “What It’s Like” and the “Alumni Highlight.”


Sarah Truckey, BA ’06
Tuva Interactive

Sarah Truckey graduated from Webster University's School of Communications in 2006 with a BA in media communications and an emphasis in media literacy. While at Webster, she served on the Ampersand staff, completed a work-study in the dark room, led the tennis team to numerous titles, served as president of the Residential Housing Association, acted as SGA Elections Commissioner, and often wore the Gorlok mascot outfit around campus. After travels abroad and stints in Chicago and Baltimore, Truckey is back in St. Louis working as a freelance writer, substitute teacher, and occasional bartender.

For this issue of Glimpse, Truckey wrote the Conservatory feature story.


Tuva Interactive
Tuva Interactive

A special note to Tuva Interactive for their team's dedication to developing and designing a unique platform to share information to and about our impressive Alumni. The development firm, located in Kirkwood, MO, has helped guide and design what you see today. In true Webster fashion, they were encouraged to think outside of the box and envision a new way to share our exciting stories with the world. Please, help us in thanking the entire Tuva team for their creativity and effort in building Glimpse, The Webster University Alumni Digital Publication.


Volume 3, Issue 1

Webster University is an independent, coeducational, multicampus, and international university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees through the College of Arts & Sciences, the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology, the School of Communications, the School of Education, and the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts. It is dedicated to academic excellence and innovation in higher education.

Founded in 1915 in St. Louis, Webster University now offers its programs to almost 20,000 students at locations throughout the United States and in Austria, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, the People’s Republic of China, Thailand, Switzerland, Ghana and Greece.

View www.webster.edu for more information.

Glimpse, the interactive digital publication for Webster University alumni, is published two times a year.