Historical dates: 1950s | Webster University

Historical dates: 1950s

  • 1950: Janet Irene Thomas became the first African-American student to graduate from the college.
  • 1950: Sister Mariella Collins became President of Webster College. She had been acting president since 1948.
  • 1958: Sister Francetta Barberis became President of Webster College.
  • 1959: Maria Hall was dedicated as a dormitory and dining hall for approximately 110 students. The 38,000-square-foot facility cost $700,000 to construct.