CHESS CHAMPIONS FIVE CONSECUTIVE TIMES!

Checkmate: McCaskill, Blunt Honor Webster University Chess Team After Record National Championship

Missouri U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt honored the Webster University Chess Team, recognizing their record fifth consecutive national championship at the 2017 President’s Cup Collegiate Chess tournament in New York City.

Webster Athens is dedicated to fostering a campus culture that embraces and celebrates diversity and inclusion, and promotes international understanding and appreciation. Preparing students for effective, responsible and dynamic involvement in the modern societies in which they live and serve, and for excellence and leadership in their personal and professional lives. The campus is located in Athens, Greece – in the historic district of Plaka. Your Global Learning Experience begins in Webster Athens.

Whether your interest is management, marketing, or communication, you will be an active learner at Webster Athens.  The classrooms give many hands-on experiences in various cases, and the location in the capital of Greece provides plenty of internship opportunities. With a low student-to-faculty ratio and average class size, Webster Athens makes business education personal. Faculty get to know students on a first-name basis and are readily available to help students when needed. Webster Athens is dedicated to excellence in business teaching, incorporating a global business perspective throughout the curriculum. Every step of the way, students receive the attention and support they need to thrive in business.

Webster Athens offers a fantastic MBA program in a flexible structure which promotes academic depth and encourages business graduate students to explore diverse business interests. At Webster Athens, students have opportunities to build skills and competencies through study trips, conferences, and internships. On the campus, students study in a culturally diverse environment that will create a life-long international network.

Vasilis Botopoulos, Chancellor of Webster Athens, points out: As we look to the future one thing is certain – knowledge will be a key resource and will be highly sought-after around the world. Our challenge is to help to generate ideas that will benefit society, and to educate and train people to work in fields where they will be valued both for their specialized knowledge, and for their ability to communicate and solve problems. To meet these challenges we need to build on the alliances and collaborative partnerships the University has established with business, government, and other institutions. It is equally important that we keep close to our wider communities of interest. This will help to ensure the on-going relevance of our academic programs and the continued excellence of our teaching and learning.
 
“IBM may have Watson, but we have Webster University,” McCaskill said. “These students have certainly earned their Grand Master titles with their continued excellence, from opening move to final checkmate—and we’re so proud of their record accomplishments.”
 
“Webster University has proven once again that it is second to none in the game of chess,” said Blunt. “I’m so proud of what these students have been able to accomplish, and I’ll be cheering for them as they pursue their sixth consecutive championship title next year.”

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2017 National Chess Champions

The Senators introduced a resolution commemorating Webster University’s historic achievement at the 2017 President’s Cup Collegiate Chess tournament in New York City, noting their work promoting chess as a vehicle for enriching the education of children and young adults. Webster University has become a hub for developing chess excellence in students from the United States and around the world.

Botopoulos notes: The greater vision of Webster Athens is to build an excellent educational experience embodying mind, body and spirit through a variety of innovative undergraduate and graduate programs. We offer a solid intellectual foundation as well as an extraordinary opportunity for personal growth and thorough understanding of the subject matter. This is learning with ethos, authenticity, cultural understanding, ecological conscience, and service to others.

Botopoulos says: At Webster Athens we cultivate and build the leaders of tomorrow.  It is our hope that our students and alumni, with ethos and filotimo, will inspire others to live their lives with dignity, integrity and compassion. I invite you to come visit our campus. If you seek learning in a way that is challenging, personal, and meaningful, we would love to have you as part of our community.

For more information, please refer to www.webster.edu.gr

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