C. Ronald Kahn, MD, an internationally recognized expert in diabetes and obesity research and chief academic officer at the Joslin Diabetes Center, the world’s largest diabetes clinical and research organization, received an honorary doctor of science in 2012.
David M. Becker, JD, the Joseph H. Zumbalen Professor Emeritus of the Law of Property and associate dean for external relations at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, received an honorary doctor of humane letters in 2012.
Donald M. Suggs, DDS, oral surgeon, publisher and executive director of The St. Louis American, patron of the arts and distinguished community leader, received an honorary doctor of humane letters in 2012.
Richard J. Mahoney, retired chair and CEO of Monsanto, currently serves as distinguished executive in residence at WUSTL’s Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy and executive in residence at Olin Business School, received an honorary doctor of science in 2012.
Alumnus Mike Peters, the 1981 Pulitzer Prize winner for editorial cartooning and creator of the award-winning cartoon strip Mother Goose & Grimm, delivered the Commencement address and received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree in 2012.
Gloria M. Steinem is a pioneering feminist, award-winning journalist and best-selling author. Honorary degree: doctor of humane letters (2012)