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Deborah Backus

BABSON PARK, Fla. – The Webber International University Men’s Golf team has competed in the Annual Marine Corps Intercollegiate Golf Tournament since 1986. This is one of the most prestigious small college tournaments in the nation, and it is held at the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps base in North Carolina.

Through all the years of participating in this tournament, the Warriors’ golf team has made numerous friends and is always one of the favorite teams of the base personnel.

One of their good friends, Deborah Backus, recently passed away. Debbie was the Pro Shop Manager at the Paradise Point Golf Course, located on the base. Deborah’s father, Jerry Bunting, was often paired as a Marine liaison, with Webber golfers. Mr. Bunting is a retired Marine. The Webber golfers and coaches established a special friendship with Debbie and Jerry over the years.

To honor Deborah Backus, Webber golf coach and her team graciously purchased an engraved brick and placed it in the Webber Brick Plaza as an everlasting memory. On behalf of the Webber International University Golf Team, Matt Yentes and several players presented the brick to Debbie’s father, Jerry. Jerry and his daughter, Denise Curtis, traveled to Webber to attend the brick dedication ceremony.

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The Men’s & Women’s Golf Team Honors Deborah Backus

 

“On behalf of our Webber golf team, we appreciate the respect and love we have received from Debbie and Jerry through the years,” stated Coach Nancy Nichols. “Her memory will live forever at Webber International University,” added Nichols.

Webber International University will be hosting six early testing and registration dates over Summer 2015. These dates will give incoming students that have already been accepted the opportunity to take the University placement test and register for classes early. While students are testing in LAB A & B, the Financial Aid Office, Insurance Specialist, and Admissions Office will be available for parents to ask questions. Advising and registration for courses will take place after testing is completed. Students will also have the opportunity to view housing options, obtain student ID’s, and enjoy lunch.

Summer 2015 Early Testing & Registration Dates:

Saturday, May 9th
Thursday, May 21st
Thursday, June 4th
Thursday, June 18th
Thursday, July 9th
Thursday, July 23rd

Please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@webber.edu to determine if you are eligible to attend an Early Testing & Registration date.

 

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND!

CONCERT TO BENEFIT SANDY’S MUSICGIRL SCHOLARSHIP

Featuring Emi Sunshine

This Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm tickets sold at the gate

Adults: $10.00

Children (12 & Under): $5.00

(Gates will open at 2:30 pm)

Webber International University
1201 North Scenic Highway
Babson Park, Florida 33827
Fore more information please visit: http://www.sandyridgemusicfest.com/

 

Baseball

BABSON PARK, Fla. – Three student-athletes from Webber International University were selected as members of The Sun Conference All-Academic Baseball Team for 2015. Pictured above, the players are (from left to right): Adam Jenkins, Trevor Jones, and Cody Warren.

In order to be selected for the Conference All-Academic Team, student-athletes have to be enrolled in their institution for two full semesters and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Adam Jenkins is a sophomore from Heath, Ohio. He is a left handed pitcher for the Warriors and is majoring in Sports Business Management.

Trevor Jones, a junior, is from Orlando, FL, and he is majoring in Marketing. Jones is a right handed pitcher for the Warriors.

Cody Warren is a senior from Winter Park, FL. He plays in the outfield for the Warriors and his major is Sports Business Management.

“These three young men are true student-athletes as they are very diligent in their preparations and responsibilities on the playing field, but in the classroom are the same way in wanting to learn and prepare for their future careers in the business world,” said Coach Brad Neithammer. “I am proud of them,” added Neithammer.

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Webber International University held its 12th Annual Academic Awards Dinner on Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 in the Rex R. Yentes Conference Center from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Faculty, staff, friends and relatives were present to salute the students and faculty being honored.

Seniors earning a place on the Dean’s List were: Dammers, Kamilah, Dancy, Gerlinde, Dexter, Nicole, Etorena, Tomas, Ibanez, Jorge, Isaksson, Claes, Jones, Trevor, Nguyen, Chung, Pan, LuLu, Perine, DeVante, Reddin, Gregory, Sandoval G, Laura, Schat, Alida, Schumm, Sabrina, Steeb, David, Trujillo, Baylin, Wach, Felix, Warren, Cody, and Zhang, Hao.

Earning a place on Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges were: Crawley, Verity, Dammers, Kamilah, Dexter, Nicole, Etorena, Tomas, Felipe, Andrew, Friedman, Phillip, Hamil, Jennifer. Hancock, Raymond, Henning, Patricio, Huyler, Krystal, Ibanez, Jorge, Isaksson, Claes, Kugelstadt, Rachel, Pan, LuLu, Reddin, Gregory, Reed, Haley, Steeb, David, Schumm, Sabrina, Snedden, Stuart, Trujillo, Baylin, Warren, Cody, and Winsby, Stuart.

Phil Beta Lamba Florida State winners were:
Fernandez, Ruby – 2nd place Business Law (team member with Carlos Rocha)
Hrusecky, Scarlett – 3rd place Management Concepts
McGlynn, Caitlin – 3rd place Project Management Concepts
Rocha, Carlos – 2nd place Business Law (team member with Ruby Fernandez)
Stewart, Logan – 2nd place Cost Accounting

These five students will go forth to compete in the Phi Beta Lambda FBLA/ФβΛ Nationals being held in Chicago June 24th through the 28th.

Amongst the students being honored were several faculty members. Two faculty members were recognized for their long-standing careers in higher education teaching at Webber, Dr. John Schwarze and Mr. Karl Gould. Dr. Schwarze taught Marketing at Webber for 9 years and Mr. Gould taught Science for 11 years.

There were four categories of awards to recognize current full-time faculty members. These included:
Outstanding Teaching Award, Outstanding New Faculty Award, Service Award, and the Publication Award. Recipients included Dr. Elfie Farchmin for the Outstanding Teaching Award, Dr. Tom Aaron for the Service Award, Dr. Peter Barone for the Outstanding New Faculty Award, and Dr. Fred Fening for the Publication Award.

Congratulations to all students and faculty members!

 

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PBL Students at the Florida State Competition in March 2015.

On March 26th fifteen students set out to compete at the Phi Beta Lambda FBLA/ФβΛ State Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida. The competitions included objective exams to performance and interactive events. We competed in nineteen different events ranging from Accounting Principles through Word Processing. Although all Webber students put forth their best effort, five stood out. Logan Stewart earned 2nd place in Cost Accounting. This event was a combination of cost accounting skill presentation along with an objective exam. Carlos Rocha and Ruby Fernandez competed successfully as a team in the Business Law event, bringing home a 2nd place award in Business Law. The Business Law event included an objective exam as well as a case component. Scarlett Hrusecky earned third place award in the objective examination on Management Concepts. Lastly, Caitlin McGlynn earned a third place award on the objective exam involving Project Management concepts. These five students will go forth to compete in the Phi Beta Lambda FBLA/ФβΛ Nationals being held in Chicago June 24th through the 28th. Once again, our PBL Chapter has represented Webber well.

See below for more photos from the Florida State Competition in March 2015:

 

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Webber’s FCA Group has completed their project that began during the Fall 2014 semester. Students and administration first started raising a benevolence fund in September 2014 to purchase Spanish bibles that would be shipped and hand-delivered to remote areas in Central and South America. The group was able to purchase all the necessary bibles in Fall 2014 and shortly after students returned for the Spring 2014 semester enough funds were raised to cover the cost of shipping to El Salvador, Columbia, and Venezuela.

Over Spring Break, Webber FCA student leaders, Moises Vasquez (El Salvador), Stefano Magnoni (Venezuela), and Simon Jaramillo (Columbia) hand-delivered the bibles to one of the church locations, Tabernaculo Biblico Bautista Amigos de Israel located in San Salvador, El Salvador. The FCA group is ecstatic about being able to impact people that are in need by showing God’s love through providing his word.

The FCA administration thanks Webber students for their continuous support of a great organization and dedication to make a difference in the lives of others. The next FCA project is scheduled for Saturday, April 4th and it’s an Easter Egg Hunt that impacts eight locations throughout Polk County. Students and administration raised $500 for a sliver level sponsorship to benefit Webber. FCA students will participate the day of the event by attending one of the locations to assist with hiding Easter eggs, playing with children, and enjoying fellowship with one another.

BABSON PARK, Fla. September 30, 2014 September 23, 2014 — Webber International University announced today that it has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds.

Now in its sixth year, the Military Friendly® Schools designation and list by Victory Media is the premier, trusted resource for post-military success. Military Friendly® provides service members transparent, data-driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities.

The Military Friendly® Schools designation is awarded to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation. The methodology used for making the Military Friendly® Schools list has changed the student veteran landscape to one much more transparent, and has played a significant role over the past six years in capturing and advancing best practices to support military students across the country.

“We are deeply grateful to our men and women who are now serving and have served in the armed forces.  They voluntarily face great risk, and voluntarily make great sacrifices, to protect the greatest nation the world has ever known, more often than not without even a simple “thank you”.   Making it easier for these patriots to pursue their degrees seems like the very least we can do.  While it’s gratifying to be honored as one of the top 15% of schools facilitating the education of our active duty military and veterans, I’ll be glad to see the day when there’s no need for such a list because it’s simply what we all do.   We owe it to them, and it’s the right thing to do,” Stated Webber International University President Dr. Keith Wade.

The survey captures over 50 leading practices in supporting military students and is available free of charge to the more than 8,000 schools approved for Post-9/11 GI Bill funding.

For more information about Webber’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit Webber’s website at www.webber.edu.

 

About Webber International University:

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, St. Andrews University is a comprehensive liberal arts university established by merger in 1951 but tracing its roots back to the 1896 founding of its predecessor Flora Macdonald College. Each school of the Webber family 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, and numerous programs enjoy additional programmatic accreditations.

 

About Military Friendly® Schools:

The Military Friendly® Schools designation process includes extensive research and a data-driven survey of schools nationwide approved for Post-9/11 GI Bill funding. The school survey, methodology, criteria and weightings are developed with the assistance of an independent Academic Advisory Board comprised of educators from schools across the country. The survey is administered for free and open to all post-secondary schools who wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found on our website, http://www.militaryfriendly.com, and a complete list of schools can be found through our Schools Matchmaker tool on http://www.gijobs.com.

 

About Victory Media:

Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned business serving the military community since 2001. Our data-driven lists are published in G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, and Vetrepreneur® media channels, republished in periodicals such as USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Bloomberg BW, and frequently cited on national TV by NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and others.

 

To arrange interviews, contact:

Webber International University

President

Dr. Keith Wade, 863-638-2940

Victory Media

BP Media Relations, LLC

Barbara Pflughaupt, 212-707-8181

Judee Cohen, 917-721-0663

 

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BABSON PARK, Fla. – The Webber International University Men’s Golf team has competed in the Annual Marine Corps Intercollegiate Golf Tournament since 1986. This is one of the most prestigious small college tournaments in the nation, and it is held at the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps base in North Carolina. Through all the years of […]

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Summer 2015 Early Testing & Registration Dates

Webber International University will be hosting six early testing and registration dates over Summer 2015. These dates will give incoming students that have already been accepted the opportunity to take the University placement test and register for classes early. While students are testing in LAB A & B, the Financial Aid Office, Insurance Specialist, and […]

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The Sandy Ridge Music Fest

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND! CONCERT TO BENEFIT SANDY’S MUSICGIRL SCHOLARSHIP Featuring Emi Sunshine This Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm tickets sold at the gate Adults: $10.00 Children (12 & Under): $5.00 (Gates will open at 2:30 pm) Webber International University 1201 North Scenic Highway Babson Park, Florida 33827 Fore […]

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BABSON PARK, Fla. – Three student-athletes from Webber International University were selected as members of The Sun Conference All-Academic Baseball Team for 2015. Pictured above, the players are (from left to right): Adam Jenkins, Trevor Jones, and Cody Warren. In order to be selected for the Conference All-Academic Team, student-athletes have to be enrolled in […]

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  Webber International University held its 12th Annual Academic Awards Dinner on Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 in the Rex R. Yentes Conference Center from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Faculty, staff, friends and relatives were present to salute the students and faculty being honored. Seniors earning a place on the Dean’s List were: Dammers, Kamilah, Dancy, Gerlinde, Dexter, Nicole, […]

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Webber Phi Beta Lambda – Represents Well

  On March 26th fifteen students set out to compete at the Phi Beta Lambda FBLA/ФβΛ State Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida. The competitions included objective exams to performance and interactive events. We competed in nineteen different events ranging from Accounting Principles through Word Processing. Although all Webber students put forth their best effort, five […]

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Webber’s FCA Makes an International Impact

Webber’s FCA Group has completed their project that began during the Fall 2014 semester. Students and administration first started raising a benevolence fund in September 2014 to purchase Spanish bibles that would be shipped and hand-delivered to remote areas in Central and South America. The group was able to purchase all the necessary bibles in […]

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