Webber International University will be hosting its 23rd Annual President’s Golf Tournament on Monday, November 3, 2014 at the Lake Wales Country Club. Lunch and registration for golfers will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the 4-person team scramble will begin at 1:00 p.m. Golf will be followed by an awards ceremony with heavy hors d’oeuvres, amazing raffles, and a turkey to take home just in time for Thanksgiving!

Due to the tremendous success of this great event and its history… of “selling out,” potential sponsors should contact Webber as soon as possible to secure a spot in this fundraising event. This event has proven to be one of the area’s best golf tournaments and very sponsor friendly. Sponsorship packages are now available. Donations are also being accepted for raffle prizes, auction items, and items for event bags for attendees. This is another amazing way that you can help Webber students while advertising for your business! All proceeds from the tournament directly benefit students by funding Webber scholarship programs.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities for this fundraiser, you may contact Webber’s Annual Fund Director, Jennifer Mueller at 863-638-2918 or via email at muellerjj@webber.edu.

Webber International University is a 501(c) (3) organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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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Webber International University students from Japan, Mongolia, and Peru volunteered for Relay for Life on Tuesday, September 16th in Sebring, Florida. Students attended the inaugural meeting at Sebring Christian Church to gather more information about the upcoming event in Highlands County on April 18, 2015. The event will be held at Firemens Field in Sebring and a volunteer launch party is scheduled nationwide on September 19th. Students will have the opportunity to volunteer 5-8 hours a month to contribute efforts towards organizing, planning, and facilitating staff members with event preparation. Webber students will be transported to and from volunteer activities while assisting community members with organizing the event. Relay for Life was established in 1985 by the American Cancer Society. All funds raised or donated for each team are contributed to research for causes and cures, Hope Lodge; free and comfortable facility for cancer patients, transportation services for cancer patients, beautician services, and a Reach to Recovery Program; a program for cancer survivors to connect with those currently undergoing diagnosis and treatments.

Webber students are excited to be volunteering with the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. They are enthusiastic about helping others and being able to give back to the community! To register for the event or for more information: http://relay.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=63572&pg=entry. If you are interested in more volunteer information please contact Stephanie Leone, Director of Career Services & Community Outreach at (863) 638-2964 or email careerservicesmailbox@webber.edu

 

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) – Assistant Football Coach, Matt Leone in prayer with Webber students

 

Babson Park, FL- Webber’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) held the fourth huddle of the semester in the Babson Center on Tuesday evening. The praise and worship session consisted of an on-screen song by Hillsong, “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” organized by Senior, Luke Brigham. Senior, Baylin Trujillo gave the devotional and spoke about the expectations Christians face from others in everyday life situations. He conveyed to the huddle about experiences he had encountered with peers and how those experiences impacted his thought process. Other students interacted by answering questions and providing further insight on their encounters with peers and expectations they felt were prevalent and associated with the Christian faith. Webber staff member, Mrs. Stephanie Leone spoke about struggles faced in everyday life and how we handle those situations can define our walk with God. She spoke about how it’s easy to turn to him when everything is going right but challenging life situations are when we need him most. Mrs. Leone introduced a New York Times Best-Selling book called, “One Thousand Gifts” by Ann Voskamp. She explained how the book has impacted her faith and challenged students to read and apply those concepts to everyday life.

Students shared Christian videos while enjoying refreshments and fellowshipping with one another. The FCA Huddle Leader, Chuck Kelly spoke about the benevolence fund and the organizations intention to send Bibles to various parts of Central and South America. The goal is to provide the scripture to remote places abroad that are lacking sufficient funds and resources. FCA intends to complete this project by the end of the Fall 2014 semester.

All faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend FCA in the Babson Center on Tuesday evenings at 8:00pm.

 

BABSON PARK, Fla. -The Webber International University FCA Huddle met in the Babson Center on the evening of Tuesday, September 9th, 2014. Students were thrilled to meet with their peers and fellowship with one another. Webber senior, Cody Warren delivered a devotional to the FCA huddle and seniors, Luke Brigham and Baylin Trujillo led the praise and worship team. Assistant Football Coach, Matt Leone spoke to the huddle about how experiencing tough times in life will allow you to strengthen and grow in your Christian faith. The FCA Huddle Leader & Assistant Football Coach, Chuck Kelly spoke to students about the direction of FCA’s semester benevolence fund. During the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters, students contributed enough to fund a “Thanksgiving Turkey Project” for University staff members and an “Easter Egg Hunt” for Highlands County Big Brothers Big Sisters organization. Students are currently brainstorming ideas for their benevolence funds that will be used to support a project at the end of the Fall 2014 semester.  FCA meets every Tuesday evening at 8:00pm in the Babson Center. All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend!

 

 

BABSON PARK, Fla. - Webber International University’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) met in the Babson Center on the evening of Tuesday, September 2nd. Many students attended for fellowship with peers and to take part in the evening message that was delivered. Pastor Darren Slaymaker from First Christian Church in Babson Park briefly spoke to students about applying their Christian attributes not only within the church and camp environment but in the real world. He also invited Webber students to attend the church to see the movie, “God’s Not Dead.” Webber FCA Leadership is working closely with Pastor Slaymaker to organize a good time for the movie and pizza night. A special thanks to Faith Canoy Gallian from South Lake Wales Church of God (SLW) for inviting students to attend inRoads; a service designed for college students. This is an event scheduled on Wednesday evenings at South Lake Wales Church of God and dinner is included at no charge.

Thanks to all the Webber students that made the evening so special and took the time to fellowship with one another! FCA meets every Tuesday evening in the Babson Center at 8:00pm. All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend.

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.

 

 

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Director of Annual Fund, Jennifer Mueller, United Way Highlands County Director, Kristin Handley, and Director of Career Services & Community Outreach, Stephanie Leone  

The United Way of Central Florida hosted a “Kick-Off 2014 Campaign” in Highlands County on the evening of Tuesday, September 9th. Webber International University’s Academic Success Program was recognized as a positive contribution within the community as well as many other programs in Highlands County. Webber’s Academic Success Program started back up on Wednesday, September 3rd at Avon Park High School and will begin at Sebring High School on Thursday, September 11th. The program will provide tutoring services two days a week at both high schools. Webber’s tutors are excited to enter their third year at Sebring and fourth year at Avon Park. A sincere “Thank You” to Alan Jay Wildstein for opening his home for a wonderful evening of recognition and fellowship with community leaders!

 

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BABSON PARK, Fla. – Webber International University has announced that the Annual Fall Open House is scheduled for Saturday, November 1, 2014, for prospective students and their families. The event begins at 3:00 p.m. in the Rex R. Yentes Conference Center on the Babson Park Campus.

The open house features tours of the Webber campus, an opportunity to meet faculty members and learn more about the degree programs that are offered.

The application fee is waived for the first 100 students that RSVP. A Financial Aid workshop will be held for the parents that will aid them and help them with the FAFSA process. Also, the Athletic Department will be available so potential student-athletes can meet with the coaches.

You can register for Webber’s Open House by going to www.webber.edu. For more information, you may contact the Admissions Office at 863-638-2910 or at admissions@webber.edu.

All attendees will be given free football tickets to attend the Warriors game at Legion Field, in Lake Wales, that evening. Webber International will be hosting Southeastern University with the kick off scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

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.

Chambless Jack-Constitution Day

 

BABSON PARK, Fla. – Jack A. Chambless, Professor of Economics at Valencia College and professional speaker, delivered an interesting lecture to students and community members on the evening of Wednesday, September 17th at the campus of Webber International University. Mr. Chambless spoke on the topic of “Income Inequality and the Constitution.”  His message explored the modern debate on the growth in income inequality in America, the sources of income inequality and the degree to which our Constitution supports or rejects income inequality. He also spoke about how Supreme Court cases, legislation and historical quotes from the Founding era will help frame the perspective the U.S. Constitution has on income inequality.

Webber students and community members were very receptive of the speech and had the opportunity to ask questions immediately following the speech. Mr. Chambless welcomed questions and was excited to see a response of genuine interest in the subject area.

Thank-you to Mr. Jack Chambless for addressing Webber students and community members!

 

 

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23rd Annual President’s Golf Tournament on Monday, November 3

Webber International University will be hosting its 23rd Annual President’s Golf Tournament on Monday, November 3, 2014 at the Lake Wales Country Club. Lunch and registration for golfers will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the 4-person team scramble will begin at 1:00 p.m. Golf will be followed by an awards ceremony with heavy hors d’oeuvres, […]

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American Cancer Society-Relay for Life

  American Cancer Society-Relay for LifeWebber International University students from Japan, Mongolia, and Peru volunteered for Relay for Life on Tuesday, September 16th in Sebring, Florida. Students attended the inaugural meeting at Sebring Christian Church to gather more information about the upcoming event in Highlands County on April 18, 2015. The event will be held […]

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Webber International University’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

    Babson Park, FL- Webber’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) held the fourth huddle of the semester in the Babson Center on Tuesday evening. The praise and worship session consisted of an on-screen song by Hillsong, “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” organized by Senior, Luke Brigham. Senior, Baylin Trujillo gave the devotional and spoke […]

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UWCF “Kick-Off 2014 Campaign”

    The United Way of Central Florida hosted a “Kick-Off 2014 Campaign” in Highlands County on the evening of Tuesday, September 9th. Webber International University’s Academic Success Program was recognized as a positive contribution within the community as well as many other programs in Highlands County. Webber’s Academic Success Program started back up on […]

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Webber International University Hosting Fall Open House

BABSON PARK, Fla. – Webber International University has announced that the Annual Fall Open House is scheduled for Saturday, November 1, 2014, for prospective students and their families. The event begins at 3:00 p.m. in the Rex R. Yentes Conference Center on the Babson Park Campus. The open house features tours of the Webber campus, […]

more
Income Inequality and The Constitution

  BABSON PARK, Fla. – Jack A. Chambless, Professor of Economics at Valencia College and professional speaker, delivered an interesting lecture to students and community members on the evening of Wednesday, September 17th at the campus of Webber International University. Mr. Chambless spoke on the topic of “Income Inequality and the Constitution.”  His message explored the […]

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