Steven Chu, a Nobel laureate, U.S. Secretary of Energy and a strong advocate for alternative energy sources, delivered the Commencement address and received an honorary doctor of science degree in 2010.
Brian J. Druker, MD, director of the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Knight Cancer Institute and the JELD-WEN Chair of Leukemia Research, received an honorary doctor of science in 2010.
Joanne Knight, an active St. Louis community leader, volunteer and generous philanthropist, received an honorary doctor of humanities in 2010.
Richard A. Roloff, Washington University alumnus and special assistant to the chancellor, received an honorary doctor of laws in 2010.
Nelson S. “Strobe” Talbott, president of the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., and former deputy secretary of state from 1994-2001, received an honorary doctor of laws in 2010.