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Why I Give: Eric Upin, AB ’83

More than half of today’s jobs won’t exist in 20 years. At the core of Make Way is our solemn societal responsibility to educate young people and prepare them for the immense amount of change ahead. We need to cultivate the best and brightest minds to take on the challenges we face today and will […]

Samara Wilson

Samara Wilson, Class of 2025

Samara Wilson is a junior in Arts & Sciences, majoring in economics and American culture studies with a minor in business of entertainment. She’s also a Bear Ambassador and tour guide for admissions. She spent summer 2023 in St. Louis as an intern in University Advancement and as a residential program assistant for pre-college programs […]

Barb Bindler giving a speech

Q&A with Eliot Society volunteer Barb Bindler

In addition to 20 years of chairing and co-chairing the Eliot Society Arts & Sciences committee, Barb Bindler, AB ’65, is a board member of the Washington University Woman’s Club and of the Women’s Society; she has co-chaired many class reunion committees, including the committee for her 50th reunion; and she is the past president of Women and the Kemper.

The Markwardt-Turco family

Alumni Spotlight: Jennifer Markwardt and Chuck Turco

Jennifer Markwardt, BS ’93, MS ’99, and Chuck Turco, BS ’95, BS ’95, MS ’96, are 30 years WashU loyal. Their commitment to giving started with Jennifer’s initial pledge to her class gift in 1993. The couple, who met as engineering graduate students at WashU, give back not just financially, but also with their time. They serve on the Eliot Society committee and the Alumni Advisory Board for McKelvey Engineering. They have mentored engineering students, and Jennifer was part of the group that started WashU’s Women & Engineering. Jennifer is also on the external curriculum committee for the university’s Department of Energy, Environment, and Chemical Engineering (EECE).

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Sarah del Carmen Camacho, AB ’23

Sarah says she is incredibly proud to attend WashU and she “learned here that I can make a career out of my intellectual curiosity.” “As a first-generation college student, I thought my dreams could only be of a certain size,” says Sarah del Carmen Camacho. A global studies and education major, Sarah explores the relationships […]