Join us on March 25, 2017 for our spring open house! Follow the link below for more information.

Open House Page

Please join us on March 29th at 2pm as we honor Joseph F. Miranda for making our outdoor basketball court dreams come true! This event is open for anyone and everyone! Refreshments will be provided.

 

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The Big Kahuna Paddle Challenge will be held on the shores of Crooked Lake on the Webber International University campus on Saturday, April 8th. Races begin at 9:00 a.m. and check-in begins at 8:00 a.m.

The event is hosted by the Webber Rotaract Club with proceeds benefitting the Club as well as Stirring Waters, a local organization that helps children with disabilities live their lives to the fullest. Teams of 10-12 racers will compete for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place titles. Canoes and life jackets will be provided, participants must be 12 years of age or older. 

Immediately following the races and awards presentation, our Rotary District Governor, Joyce Gunter, will help celebrate the charter of the Webber Rotaract Club! We hope that you can join us for the races and the Rotaract Club’s Charter Celebration!

 

Please see the links below to view the various sponsorship levels and a team entry form. You may contact Jennifer at 863-638-2918 with any questions.

 

Checks may be made payable to Webber International University and mailed to:

            Webber International University
            Attn: Jennifer Mueller
            1201 N. Scenic Hwy.
            Babson Park, FL 33827

 

You may also pay online by Clicking Here

 

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Babson Park, Florida

Mr. Darren Richie has joined Webber International University as its Director of Athletics.

Richie last served at Colorado Christian University. During his nearly ten-year tenure there as Director of Athletics, Mr. Richie raised over 3 million dollars for the athletics department, and led CCU to four RMAC Sportsmanship Cup wins, appearances in 12 NCAA National Tournaments, and appearances in over 30 National Christian College (NCCAA) National Tournaments with four National Championship wins. CCU athletes have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.2, a bit higher than the school’s non-athletes.  He has, during his career as athletics director, been involved in both NCCAA and NCAA conference, regional, and national committee and leadership work. Prior to serving as Athletics Director, Mr. Richie had a 20-year college and high school coaching career in the sports of basketball, baseball and golf.  Mr. Richie holds a Bachelor of Arts from North Eastern Bible College with a double major in Education and Theology, and a Master of Arts in Education Curriculum and Instruction from Colorado Christian University.   He is married with five grown daughters.

Said Dr. Keith Wade, the University’s President and CEO: “We did a national search which produced nearly 300 applications. We had broad representation on the selection and interview committees including players, coaches, faculty members, association leadership and even former athletics directors.  We were thrilled to have been able to hire Darren – he has vision, he has direction, he has character, and he has a proven track record.  We think we’ve found exactly the right person for the job”.

Mr. Darren Richie had this to say about his newly appointed position: “I am thrilled to be part of the Webber family as I can help lead the athletic department. Bill Heath has done an excellent job over the last decade in leading the Warriors. I want to thank Dr. Wade and the Administrative staff for the honor in serving at Webber International as the new Director of Athletics. We will strive for excellence as we create an great athletic department that serves the Student-Athlete and our community.”

Webber’s intercollegiate sports include baseball(m), basketball, bowling, beach volleyball (w), football (m), golf, soccer, softball (w), tennis, track and field, triathlon, and volleyball. Webber also has a marching band and a cheerleading squad.

Established in 1927 by Roger Babson as the first college chartered under Florida’s then new charitable and educational laws and one of the first schools of business for women in the nation, Webber International University now educates men and women from over 50 different nations. Students at Webber’s Florida campus major in one of the many disciplines of business offered at the associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s level through traditional day, accelerated night and weekend, and entirely on-line formats.  Joining Webber as a branch campus in 2011, and featuring a comprehensive liberal arts curriculum, St. Andrews University was established by merger in 1961 but traces its roots back to the 1896 founding of its predecessor Flora Macdonald College. The University features highly qualified faculty, highly engaged staff, small class size, and a wide array of intercollegiate sports and other extracurricular activities.  The University has been recognized as a Princeton Review Best in the Southeast College, a US News and World Reports America’s Best Colleges designee, and a GI Jobs America’s Most Military Friendly School. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and several programs have earned additional programmatic accreditations.

On January 21st, nine Webber students traveled to Valencia College East campus for District Competitions for Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda. The students competed in 23 different academic events. Each and every student successfully competed and earned the right to compete in the Florida State competition, which will be held March 16th through the 19th. Jordan Lively earned a first place in all three of his competitions. Jordan competed in the Entrepreneurial Concepts, Organizational Behavior, and the Sports Management and Marketing exams. David Szotkowski came away with top honors. He earned a first place in both the Computer Concepts and Macroeconomics exams. The Webber team of David, Myusei Hagiwara, and Brandon Zayhowski competed in Business Decision Making exam and case and earned second place.  Brandon also earned first place in the Information Management exam and second place in the Computer Concepts exam. Myusei earned second place in both the Macroeconomics and the Marketing Concepts exams. Jalen Cayo earned a first place in the Job Interview event and on the Contemporary Sports Issues exam. Jalen also earned a third place in the Marketing Concepts exam. The team of Carlos Rocha and Esmeralda Fernandez earned a second place in the Business Law case. Carlos additionally earned a first place in Justice Administration and the Marketing Concepts exams. Esmeralda also earned first place on the Cyber Security exam and the third place on the Sports Management and Marketing exam. Joyce Caba earned first place in the Impromptu Speaking event. Joyce also earned a second place in the Job Interview event. Logan Stewart was the only graduate student from Webber competing. Logan earned first place in the Accounting for Professionals and the Statistical Analysis exams. Overall, Webber students did well. After successfully competing in Districts, they are looking forward to the next round of competitions at State.

Established in 1927 by Roger Babson as the first college chartered under Florida’s then new charitable and educational laws and one of the first schools of business for women in the nation, Webber International University now educates men and women from over 50 different nations.  Students at Webber’s Florida campus major in one of the many disciplines of business offered at the associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s level through traditional day, accelerated night and weekend, and entirely on-line formats.  Joining Webber as a branch campus in 2011, and featuring a comprehensive liberal arts curriculum, St. Andrews University was established by merger in 1961 but traces its roots back to the 1896 founding of its predecessor Flora Macdonald College. The University features highly qualified faculty, highly engaged staff, small class size, and a wide array of intercollegiate sports and other extracurricular activities.  The University has been recognized as a Princeton Review Best in the Southeast College, a US News and World Reports America’s Best Colleges designee, and a GI Jobs America’s Most Military Friendly School. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and many programs enjoy additional programmatic accreditations.

Babson Park, Florida

Following a multi-year review period including an exhaustive self-study, the review and verification of thousands of pages of documentation, and comprehensive on-site review visits to the University’s campuses (located 550 miles apart), at its annual meeting in Atlanta on Monday, December 5th, 2016 the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) reaffirmed the accreditation of Webber International University for a ten-year period.

“We’re ecstatic,” said University President & CEO Dr. Keith Wade, who broke the news to faculty and staff over pizza and champagne. “Exhausted, but ecstatic.   Regional accreditation isn’t a quick look under the hood… it’s an exhaustive review of the entire institution.  Obvious stuff like checking faculty’s transcripts to be sure they really took the classes they say they did and verifying the data backing up advertising claims.  And some things you wouldn’t think of either, like reviewing the plan for how you keep student records safe in a fire or hurricane.  It’s a tough review – professional and courteous – but that’s what makes it worthwhile.  Nothing, I believe truly nothing, is a stronger indication of a college or university’s quality than regional accreditation.”

Established in 1927 by Roger Babson as the first college chartered under Florida’s then new charitable and educational laws and one of the first schools of business for women in the nation, Webber International University now educates men and women from over 50 different nations. Students at Webber’s Florida campus major in one of the many disciplines of business offered at the associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s level through traditional day, accelerated night and weekend, and entirely on-line formats.  Joining Webber as a branch campus in 2011, and featuring a comprehensive liberal arts curriculum, St. Andrews University was established by merger in 1961 but traces its roots back to the 1896 founding of its predecessor Flora Macdonald College. The University features highly qualified faculty, highly engaged staff, small class size, and a wide array of intercollegiate sports and other extracurricular activities.  The University has been recognized as a Princeton Review Best in the Southeast College, a US News and World Reports America’s Best Colleges designee, and an America’s Most Military Friendly School. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and several programs have earned additional programmatic accreditations.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the recognized regional accrediting body in the eleven U.S. Southern states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia) and in Latin America for those institutions of higher education that award associate, baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degrees.

Like most colleges and universities, operating costs at Webber International University in Babson Park, Florida are skyrocketing.  Health insurance premiums have doubled.  From eggs to toilet paper, electricity to milk, costs are up across the board.  You name it and the price has likely gone up.  And, most schools, Webber included, have had little choice but to pass these increased costs along.

So, when the 90 year old small, private, not-for-profit university (with campuses in Babson Park, FL and Laurinburg, NC) today announced its tuition, room, and board rates for the 2017/18 academic year, there was something surprising which you don’t see a lot at colleges and universities today:  a 0% hike.

“We’re not raising tuition a penny next year,” said Dr. Keith Wade, the University’s President & CEO.   “Same for room and board.  Zero change.  Associates, bachelors, MBA, budget dorm, luxury dorm, meal plan, application fee, graduation fee…  zero change for next year.”   Student insurance and books, items whose price the University does not influence, are not included in the freeze.

“The reality is that we’re not a rich school. Tuition, room, board, and help from our friends pay the bills.  We budget at break-even,” said Wade.  “The other reality is that while we are extraordinarily proud of our affordability, our average student debt, and our job placement rates, most of our students and their families are sacrificing a good deal to be here.  That higher education is a good investment doesn’t make it inexpensive.  So this seemed like the right thing to do.  We’re a 501(c)(3), so we’ll do a bit more fundraising.  We’re a business school, so we’ll find some ways to cut a few costs and run a little leaner.  We’ll make it work.”

Webber has guaranteed 2016/2017 tuition, room, and board pricing for the 2017/2018 academic year for returning students who finalize their registration before leaving summer vacation, and for new and transfer students whose enrollment is complete by July 31st, 2017.  As is always the case, the student’s ultimate net cost of attendance is based upon a number of factors, so the University recommends filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Loan as soon as it opens on October 1st, 2016.

Established in 1927 by Roger Babson as the first college chartered under Florida’s then new charitable and educational laws and one of the first schools of business for women in the nation, Webber International University now educates men and women from over 50 different nations.  Students at Webber’s Florida campus major in one of the many disciplines of business offered at the associates, bachelors, and masters level through traditional day, accelerated night and weekend, and entirely on-line formats.  Joining Webber as a branch campus in 2011, and featuring a comprehensive liberal arts curriculum, St. Andrews University was established by merger in 1961 but traces its roots back to the 1896 founding of its predecessor Flora Macdonald College. The University features highly qualified faculty, highly engaged staff, small class size, and a wide array of intercollegiate sports and other extracurricular activities.  The University has been recognized as a Princeton Review Best in the Southeast College, a US News and World Reports America’s Best Colleges designee, and a GI Jobs America’s Most Military Friendly School. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and many programs enjoy additional programmatic accreditations.

Webber International University, Babson Park, Florida, announced today that it would make special efforts to welcome displaced ITT students into the University.
 
“We realize that most of these students got caught mid-education,” said Dr. Keith Wade, President & CEO of Webber International University.  “Our goal is to take as many of their credits, and make their transition to Webber as painless as we possibly can.”
 
Webber’s Florida campus, established in 1927, focuses exclusively on business with a wide variety of business majors at the undergraduate level and a number of concentrations within its MBA program.  The North Carolina campus, established in 1896, has a broad array of liberal arts and sciences at the undergraduate level as well as an MBA.  Each campus has both on-line degrees, and night and weekend programs designed exclusively for working adults.
 
For further information, contact Director of Admissions Ryan Picard at 863-638-2910 or admissions@webber.edu.
 
Established in 1927 by Roger Babson as the first college chartered under Florida’s then new charitable and educational laws and one of the first schools of business for women in the nation, Webber International University now educates men and women from over 50 different nations.  Students at Webber’s Florida campus major in one of the many disciplines of business offered at the associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s level through traditional day, accelerated night and weekend, and entirely on-line formats.  Joining Webber as a branch campus in 2011, and featuring a comprehensive liberal arts curriculum, St. Andrews University was established by merger in 1961 but traces its roots back to the 1896 founding of its predecessor Flora Macdonald College. The University features highly qualified faculty, highly engaged staff, small class size, and a wide array of intercollegiate sports and other extracurricular activities.  The University has been recognized as a Princeton Review Best in the Southeast College, a US News and World Reports America’s Best Colleges designee, and a GI Jobs America’s Most Military Friendly School. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and many programs enjoy additional programmatic accreditations.

Webber International University PBL Sigma Chi Chapter

Places in National Competitions of Business Knowledge and Skills

Babson Park, Florida

For Immediate Release

Having made strong showings at the State competition, two International University students placed in the top ten at the FBLA-PBL National Leadership Conference held last week in Atlanta. These competitions test student knowledge and skills in a total of 53 specialized business subjects through examinations, projects, presentations and other competitions.

Over 2,000 of the nation’s top business students made the trip to the national competitions, having earned their way there through successes at district, regional, and state competitions. Phillip Friedman placed 7th in the nation in the Marketing Analysis and Decision Making competition. Logan Stewart placed 8th in the nation in the Forensic Accounting competition. While Webber has fewer than 1,000 students, PBL does not have “divisions”, meaning that these wins were made in the face of competition from much, much larger schools from around the nation. Mrs. Devyn Montalvo, Director of Career Services & Community Outreach, who accompanied the students, remarked that Logan only had overnight and Phillip only had 20 minutes to prepare their winning cases.

Additionally, while unable to attend this conference because she was accompanying MBA students working on an international project in the Netherlands, long term PBL Advisor Dr. Jeanette Eberle, Professor of Finance, received an Outstanding Local Chapter Advisor Award.

University President Dr. H. Keith Wade said “how we best equip our graduates to excel in an increasingly competitive business climate quite literally permeates our every decision, our every discussion, indeed our every thought at Webber. So when our students go out and show what they are truly capable of, it is both very gratifying and very humbling. We couldn’t be prouder.”

Established in 1927 by Roger Babson as the first college chartered under Florida’s then new charitable and educational laws and one of the first schools of business for women in the nation, Webber International University now educates men and women from over 50 different nations. Students at Webber’s Florida campus major in one of the many disciplines of business offered at the associates, bachelors, and masters level through traditional day, accelerated night and weekend, and entirely on-line formats. Joining Webber as a branch campus in 2011, St. Andrews University (Laurinburg, NC) is a comprehensive liberal arts university established by merger in 1961 but tracing its roots back to the 1896 founding of its predecessor Flora Macdonald College. Each campus features highly qualified faculty, highly engaged staff, small class size, and a wide array of intercollegiate sports and other extracurricular activities. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and several programs enjoy additional programmatic accreditations.

What a strange title! How is it that a spring break from a university could be academically rewarding you might ask. While most of their classmates, fellow students, and some faculty were escaping from academic endeavors, Florida Phi Beta Lambda State Competition was held in Orlando, Florida, March 17-19. Many university students were competing for academic awards in events which consisted of written examinations, case analysis presentations, and skill examinations covering topics such as accounting, cyber security, international business, retail management and statistical analysis. 

Twelve students from Webber International University competed with students from universities all over the state of Florida.  Seven of the twelve students from Webber scored well enough to be recognized on stage during the award ceremonies.  Eva Odum earned the most awards among the students from Webber.  She won 3rd place award in the Accounting Principles followed by a 4th place in Economic Analysis and Decision Making and another 4th place in Microeconomics Krystal Huyler placed 4th in Organizational Leadership and Behavior based on her sole performance and placed another 4th in Business Ethics with her teammates Carlos Rocha and Scarlett Hrusecky.  Scarlett also placed 5th in Marketing Concepts Ruby Fernandez earned 1st place in the skills examination of Accounting for Professionals Logan Stewart earned 1st place in Forensic Accounting.  Lastly, Phillip Friedman placed 1st in Marketing Analysis and Decision Making.  Based on their accomplishments at the state competition, Eva Odum, Ruby Fernandez, Logan Stewart, and Phillip Friedman are qualified for Phi Beta Lambda 2016 National Competition that will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, June 24-27. 

Along with the students coming away with recognitions for their performance, Webber International University Phi Beta Lambda Faculty Advisor, Professor Jeannette Eberle, was awarded the Florida State Advisor of the Year.  Prof. Eberle has been the Webber Phi Beta Lambda Advisor since 2000 and the District III State Advisor since 2010.  Every year since Prof. Eberle has been the Phi Beta Lambda faculty advisor, Webber students have successfully competed at Districts, State and National Competitions.  Since 2010 Prof. Eberle has successfully organized and conducted District III state competitions to allow qualified students to compete in the state and national competitions.  Prof. Eberle and her students continue to represent Webber International University favorably year after year.

 

NEWS AND EVENTS

Spring 2017 Open House

Join us on March 25, 2017 for our spring open house! Follow the link below for more information. Open House Page

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Basketball Court Dedication

Please join us on March 29th at 2pm as we honor Joseph F. Miranda for making our outdoor basketball court dreams come true! This event is open for anyone and everyone! Refreshments will be provided.  

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Big Kahuna Paddle Challenge

The Big Kahuna Paddle Challenge will be held on the shores of Crooked Lake on the Webber International University campus on Saturday, April 8th. Races begin at 9:00 a.m. and check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. The event is hosted by the Webber Rotaract Club with proceeds benefitting the Club as well as Stirring Waters, a local […]

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Darren Richie Joins Webber International University as Director of Athletics

Babson Park, Florida Mr. Darren Richie has joined Webber International University as its Director of Athletics. Richie last served at Colorado Christian University. During his nearly ten-year tenure there as Director of Athletics, Mr. Richie raised over 3 million dollars for the athletics department, and led CCU to four RMAC Sportsmanship Cup wins, appearances in […]

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Webber Students Advance to Florida’s State PBL Competition

On January 21st, nine Webber students traveled to Valencia College East campus for District Competitions for Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda. The students competed in 23 different academic events. Each and every student successfully competed and earned the right to compete in the Florida State competition, which will be held March […]

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Webber International University’s Accreditation Reaffirmed!

Babson Park, Florida Following a multi-year review period including an exhaustive self-study, the review and verification of thousands of pages of documentation, and comprehensive on-site review visits to the University’s campuses (located 550 miles apart), at its annual meeting in Atlanta on Monday, December 5th, 2016 the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on […]

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Webber International University Announces Tuition Freeze for 17/18 School Year

Like most colleges and universities, operating costs at Webber International University in Babson Park, Florida are skyrocketing.  Health insurance premiums have doubled.  From eggs to toilet paper, electricity to milk, costs are up across the board.  You name it and the price has likely gone up.  And, most schools, Webber included, have had little choice […]

more
Webber International University Welcomes ITT Students

Webber International University, Babson Park, Florida, announced today that it would make special efforts to welcome displaced ITT students into the University.   “We realize that most of these students got caught mid-education,” said Dr. Keith Wade, President & CEO of Webber International University.  “Our goal is to take as many of their credits, and […]

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Webber Places in National FBLA-PBL Competition

Webber International University PBL Sigma Chi Chapter Places in National Competitions of Business Knowledge and Skills Babson Park, Florida For Immediate Release Having made strong showings at the State competition, two International University students placed in the top ten at the FBLA-PBL National Leadership Conference held last week in Atlanta. These competitions test student knowledge […]

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An Academically Rewarding “Spring Break”

What a strange title! How is it that a spring break from a university could be academically rewarding you might ask. While most of their classmates, fellow students, and some faculty were escaping from academic endeavors, Florida Phi Beta Lambda State Competition was held in Orlando, Florida, March 17-19. Many university students were competing for academic awards in events which consisted […]

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Webber International University Earns NAIA Champions of Character 5-Star Rating

BABSON PARK, Fla. – Webber International Athletics was bestowed a 5-Star Champions of Character rating for the 2014-15 season, by the NAIA Thursday morning. The Champions of Character initiative provides training for student-athletes and professional development for coaches and staff. The values of integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership are put into play and accounted […]

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Webber named a “Best in the Southeast” college by The Princeton Review

WEBBER INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY NAMED “A BEST IN THE SOUTHEAST” COLLEGE BY THE PRINCETON REVIEW ON ITS WEBSITE FEATURE: “2016 BEST COLLEGES: REGION BY REGION” Webber International University is one of the best colleges in the Southeast according to The Princeton Review (www.PrincetonReview.com). The well-known education services company lists the college among its “Best in the Southeast” recommended schools […]

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