Alumni Newsletter | October 2022
An Evening with Jenifer Lewis
Award-winning alumna. Hollywood Walk of Fame honoree.
Jenifer is coming HOME to the Loretto-Hilton Center for an evening of hilarious conversation in celebration of her new book, Walking In My Joy.
All proceeds to benefit the Jenifer Lewis Endowed Sargent Conservatory Fund.
Signed copies of her book available to the first 300 registrants.
Meet The New Alumni Board Members
Kristen Mclauchlin BA '20
Speech Communication Studies
A self-described “Air Force kid” who has lived all over the U.S., Kristen Mclauchlin has always been drawn to Maryland and the Washington D.C. area where she now lives and works for the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) as a member engagement and outreach coordinator.
Partially familiar with Webster because both of her parents earned their master’s from the University, she said her first campus experience immediately “felt like home” and confirmed her choice.
While at Webster, Mclauchlin served as vice president then president of the Association for African American Collegians. She was also part of a student group that traveled to Ghana, Africa. She gives substantial credit to Chief Diversity Officer Vincent Flewellen for helping her find her place and purpose on campus, a gift she now wants to pay forward in any way she can.
“I asked myself how I can stay connected and help make sure all students – especially Black and POC students like myself – can feel like they belong no matter what,” she said.
Whitney Gable, BA’10
Whitney Gable is a longtime producer for St. Louis-based Once Films, a role she took on after spending significant time in Los Angeles as a production assistant for the Warner Bros. television show “Two and a Half Men.” Gable discovered the possibilities of filmmaking when she was in high school.
“A friend of mine showed me the 'Lord of the Rings' 20+ hours of behind-the- scenes content and my mind was blown,” she said. "I began looking for university programs with hands-on experience. The moment I toured Webster, I knew it was the right fit.”
While at Webster, Gable was involved with Gorlok Television, WebsterLEADS, women's basketball and the Film & Video Society. A Wentzville, Missouri native, Gable met her husband, Patrick, while they were both Gorloks. They are now proud parents to 22-month-old, Ryan.
“The alumni connections I found through Webster are really why I am where I am today,” Gable said. “I want to be that same type of resource for current students.”
Jas Singh, BA’21
Jas Singh is the executive administrator for the Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis, an organization that works to combat bias, prejudice and hate within the St. Louis community by convening people across religious divides to build powerful and trusted relationships. Some of her most-enjoyed responsibilities include working to produce educational programs, including a recent effort titled, “Jewish-Christian relationships in light of the Holocaust.”
A St. Louis native, Singh said it took time to find her place and her footing, and that Webster’s “amazingly supportive” environment granted her so many opportunities during a uniquely explorative time in her life.
While at Webster, she participated in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conference as both a committee planning member and student presenter. She was also part of a student group that traveled to Ghana, Africa.
“Webster helped me find my footing and gave me direction,” Singh said. “I want to help make sure all students feel safe, comfortable, heard and treasured as members of our community.”
Liana Gallyoun-Arroyo, BA ’21 Advertising & Marketing Communications
Liana Gallyoun-Arroyo is an Associate Account Executive at New Honor Society, an advertising agency in downtown St. Louis. She chose Webster for its “small community feel” and creative communications-focused advertising program.
While a student, Gallyoun-Arroyo held “just about every on-campus position possible” and kept the goal of integrating herself well on campus as a top priority.
“I met lots of incredible people, both in my major and out, and pride myself on having lifelong friends doing everything from large scale data analytics to running sound for productions in New York City,” she said. “I was always welcomed into every room I stepped into and really appreciated the genuine care I found in the people I was around.”
As a recent graduate, Gallyoun-Arroyo said many of the connections she made at Webster are now “collaborators for life.”
“I want to do everything within my power to help current and future students leave feeling supported and like Webster was the right place for them,” she said. “Just as I felt when I completed my degree.
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Potential Student Debt Relief
for Public Service Loan Forgiveness under the temporary changes made available during COVID-19 is fast approaching.
The application for potential student debt relief recently announced by the Biden Administration is now available.
(Please be advised that litigation over this program is currently ongoing.)
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