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Founders Day 2018


  
 

 The Washington University Alumni Association proudly invites you
to commemorate the 1853 founding of Washington University.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Featuring Peggy Noonan
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist for the Wall Street Journal

6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
8:15 p.m.

Cocktail Reception
Dinner
Awards Presentation
Address by Peggy Noonan 

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St. Louis Union Station Hotel
1820 Market Street | St. Louis, MO

For questions please contact Casey Robertson at 800.867.2586. 

  

Honorees

 
 

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARDS

Tom Friedman, BFA '88

Sunil Hirani, BS '88

James Langenfeld, MA '75, PhD '83

Nancy Mattson, MBA '78

Horace Mitchell, AB '68, MA '69, PhD '74

Roger Perlmutter, MD '79, PhD '79

DISTINGUISHED FACULTY AWARDS

Martin Arthur
SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING & APPLIED SCIENCE
              
Ralph Dacey Jr.
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Debra Haire Joshu
GEORGE WARREN BROWN SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK

Fiona Marshall
ARTS AND SCIENCES

ROBERT S. BROOKINGS AWARDS

George & Debra Couch 

Andrew & Barbara Taylor


Keynote Speaker  

 

Peggy NoonanPeggy Noonan is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Wall Street Journal, where her weekly column, Declarations, has run since 2000. She is also the bestselling author of nine books on American politics, history and culture, including the bestsellers What I Saw at the Revolution, and When Character Was King. She is one of ten historians and writers who contributed essays on the American presidency for the book, Character Above All. In her most recent release, The Time of Our Lives, Peggy chronicles her career in journalism, the Reagan White House, and the political arena.

On April 10, 2017, Noonan received the Pulitzer Prize for Political Commentary for her coverage of the 2016 Presidential Election.

In 2008 the National Journal dubbed Noonan’s political column indispensable to an understanding of the presidential year, and Forbes Magazine called her column “principled, perceptive, persuasive, and patriotic.” Noonan’s essays have appeared in TIME, Newsweek, The Washington Post and other publications, and she provides frequent political commentary on television.

Noonan was a special assistant and speechwriter for president Ronald Reagan.  In 2010 she was given the Award for Media Excellence by the living recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor; the following year she was chosen as Columnist of the Year by The Week. In November 2016 she was named one of the city’s Literary Lions by the New York Public Library. She has been a fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, and has taught in the history department at Yale University.

Before entering the Reagan White House, Noonan was a producer and writer at CBS News in New York, and an adjunct professor of Journalism at New York University.  She was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up there, in Massapequa Park, Long Island, and in Rutherford, New Jersey.  She is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University in Rutherford.  She lives in New York City.

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