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Founders Day 2017


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

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Featuring Anderson Cooper
Anchor of CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360°

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

Cocktail Reception
Dinner
Awards Presentation
Address by Anderson Cooper

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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

Hal V. Barron, MD, BS ’85
President of Research and Development
CALICO
             
Soo K. Chan, AB ’84
Founding Principal and Design Director
SCDA ARCHITECTS

Gaurav Garg, BS ’88, BS ’88, MS ’90
Founding Partner
WING VENTURE CAPITAL

Lynn E. Gorguze, MBA ’86
Chair and Chief Executive Officer
CAMERON HOLDINGS CORPORATION

Michael R. Holmes, AB ’79
Chairman and Founder
Rx OUTREACH

Chrissy Taylor, MBA ’10
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
ENTERPRISE HOLDINGS
            

DISTINGUISHED FACULTY AWARDS

Carolyn Baum, PhD ’93
Elias Michael Director and Professor of Occupational
     Therapy, Neurology, and Social Work
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
              
Ron K. Cytron
Professor and Associate Chair of Computer Science
     and Engineering
SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING & APPLIED SCIENCE

Henry L. Roediger III
James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor
Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences

ARTS & SCIENCES

Wayne M. Yokoyama, MD
Sam J. Levin and Audrey Loew Levin Chair Professor
      for Arthritis Research
Professor of Medicine and of Pathology and Immunology
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

​ROBERT S. BROOKINGS AWARDS

 James McKelvey Jr., AB ’87, BS ’87

Michael and Noémi Neidorff

 

 

Keynote Speaker  

 
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Anderson Cooper is the anchor of CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360°, a nightly newscast that goes beyond the headlines – keeping politicians and policy makers honest with in-depth reporting and investigations. The show airs weeknights at 8:00 pm ET on CNN. Since the start of his career in 1992, Cooper has covered nearly all-major news events around the world, often reporting from the scene. Most recently, he has extensively covered the conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Egypt, the riots in Baltimore, MD and Ferguson, MO, Pope Francis’s U.S. visit and the terror attack at Charlie Hebdo in Paris.

Cooper has also played a pivotal role in CNN’s political and election coverage. He has anchored from conventions and moderated several presidential debates and town halls. In addition to his shows on CNN Cooper is also a regular correspondent for CBS’s 60 Minutes.

At CNN and 60 Minutes Cooper has won numerous major journalism awards. Cooper helped lead CNN's Peabody Award winning coverage of Hurricane Katrina and DuPont award winning coverage of the 2004 tsunami. Additionally, he has been awarded numerous Emmy Awards, including two for his coverage of the earthquake in Haiti, and an Edward R Murrow award.

The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son Talk about Life, Love, and Loss – a collection of correspondence between Anderson and his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, was published in April 2016. Dispatches from the Edge, Cooper’s memoirs about covering wars and disasters, topped the New York Times' bestseller list and other bestseller charts.

Before joining CNN, Cooper was an ABC News correspondent and host of the network's reality program The Mole. Cooper anchored ABC's off-beat overnight newscast World News Now, and was a correspondent for World News Tonight as well as 20/20. Cooper joined ABC from Channel One News, where he served as chief international correspondent. During that time, he reported and produced stories, often on his own, from conflicts in Bosnia, Cambodia, Haiti, Israel, Myanmar, Russia, Rwanda, Somalia, and South Africa. Channel One News was a school television network seen daily in more than 12,000 classrooms nationwide.

Cooper graduated from Yale University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. He also studied Vietnamese at the University of Hanoi. Cooper is based in New York City.

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