Why I Give: Larry Thomas, BSBA ’77

I have a strong ­investment in Washington University. My advisers not only knew my potential, but they also threw their weight behind me. I want more students to discover the resources, networks, and social capital at their ­fingertips. Make Way ensures that students truly connect as I did. Not all students arrive equipped to seek […]

Q&A with Eliot Society volunteer Andrew Glantz

An Eliot Society Member, Andrew Glantz, BSBA ’17, also serves on the Alumni Board of Governors and chairs the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s Eliot Society Committee.

Alumni Spotlight: Patricia Penkoske

At age 17, Patricia Penkoske, MD ’74, dreamed of being a Pan Am international stewardess. Her father made her a deal: she had to go to college for two years first, and then she could pursue anything she wanted. She enrolled at what was then Lindenwood College for Women in St. Charles, Missouri, and loved it. Majors in biology, chemistry, and art history started her on a path that brought her to Washington University School of Medicine in 1970.

Alumni Spotlight: Justin Lewitus

A native of the greater Boston area, Justin came to WashU to study finance, and expanded on his interests by adding minors in history and computer science.

Leo Jacobs sitting in PT classroom

Leo Jacobs, DPT Class of 2025

By Matt Hampton Leo Jacobs is on a mission to help patients as a physical therapist — a quest that materialized after his grandfather was diagnosed with leukemia. The cancer impaired his mobility, strength, and balance. Leo was 15 and had a close relationship with his grandfather. Doctors said that exercise would help alleviate his […]

Stephanie Judycki

Stephanie Judycki, OTD ’22

By Grizelda McClelland Stephanie Judycki claims theater was her first childhood passion. And years later, as a graduate of the Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine, she still retains an actor’s energy and acute skills of observation. As a full-time therapist at Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, Stephanie routinely notes […]

Chancellor’s Fund for Excellence

The Chancellor’s Fund for Excellence is a dedicated part of WashU’s Annual Fund that allows us to respond to unexpected opportunities and crises. The flexibility of this fund empowers the university to be nimble in launching and sustaining current and new initiatives and provide support wherever an additional boost will have a transformative impact. Donors […]

Q&A with Eliot Society volunteer Andy Simon

Andrew Simon, AB ’63, is a fierce advocate for Washington University. While he studied political science as an undergrad, he is an entrepreneur who built new divisions for corporate America and founded a leading company in the K-12 high-stakes assessment business. He now works with his wife, Andi, at her company, Simon Associates Management Consultants, coaching companies in culture change, innovation, and creative leadership.