Virginia Verral Weldon

By Michael on April 27, 2017 in 2017

Virginia V. Weldon, MD, dreamed of having a challenging, dynamic career. Through the years, she became a leader in medical education and biomedical research, a mentor and role model for junior colleagues, and an advisor on a number of national science committees. Dr. Weldon received an honorary doctor of science degree from the university on […]

David Lloyd Steward

By Michael on April 27, 2017 in 2017

David L. Steward is chairman of World Wide Technology (WWT), a St. Louis-based company he co-founded in 1990 on a shoestring budget with a handful of employees. Today, the company is an award-winning technology integrator with more than $9 billion in annual revenue. Steward received an honorary doctor of laws degree from the university on […]

Thomas F. Frist Jr.

By Michael on April 27, 2017 in 2017

Thomas F. Frist Jr., MD, is a co-founder and chairman emeritus of HCA, the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services. Dr. Frist received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from the university on May 19, 2017. Headquartered in Dr. Frist’s hometown of Nashville, Tennessee, the company currently operates 171 hospitals and 119 surgery centers […]

John William Bachmann

By Michael on April 27, 2017 in 2017

John W. Bachmann is a senior partner at investment firm Edward Jones, where he has spent his nearly six decade-long financial services career. Mr. Bachmann is credited with helping build Edward Jones into one of America’s leading financial services institutions. Bachmann received an honorary doctor of laws degree from the university on May 19, 2017. […]

The Reverend Gary Gerard Braun

By Michael on April 27, 2017 in 2017

It may seem out of the ordinary for a religious chaplain on a secular university campus to be awarded an honorary degree. But there is nothing ordinary about Father Gary Braun, a Roman Catholic priest who has spent more than a quarter of a century at Washington University in St. Louis ministering not just to […]

Anna Quindlen

By Michael on April 27, 2017 in 2017

Anna Quindlen is a bestselling author, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and social critic. Millions of readers have followed her astute perspectives on today’s issues, from family, work and education to health care, philanthropy and social justice. Quindlen delivered the 156th Commencement Address and received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree on May 19, 2017. With the […]