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One Family’s Rite of Passage

Another Webster joins the BU community


In the slide show above, Doug Webster (ENG’13) and his parents, Steve (CFA’78) and Leigh, talk about another fresh start for a family steeped in BU.

Many parents experience it; they raise a child, nurture and watch him grow, and then before they know it, the kid is off to college. In some cases, there are hugs and tears. In others, a firm handshake or a wave at the airport.

This is the second round of tearful good-byes at Shelton Hall for Leigh and Steve Webster (CFA’78). Their son Doug (ENG’13) matriculated yesterday and now joins his older sister Anna at BU. That sister happens to be an intern working at BU Today.

Perhaps this gives Doug a slight advantage on the rest of his freshmen class. But like all his peers, he will be looking to build his own community this fall and eventually call BU home — even if his mother keeps reminding him (as she reminded his sister) that “real home” is only 45 minutes away, in Marblehead.

Anna Webster can be reached at annaweb@bu.edu. Edward A. Brown can be reached at ebrown@bu.edu.


2 Comments on One Family’s Rite of Passage

  • Deanna Cirino on 09.01.2009 at 1:17 am

    Anna!!! Hi! My little brother also started BU this year! haha funny.. they should hang out! I mean, little brothers sign us into dining halls, so that’s cool :)

  • Doug on 09.01.2009 at 10:38 am

    Hey that’s me! Great job Anna

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