Founders Day is an opportunity to reflect upon the university’s many milestones and accomplishments—and the people who helped make them possible. Washington University began celebrating Founders Day in 1953 to commemorate the university’s 100th anniversary. Since then, this special event has honored WashU’s distinguished alumni, outstanding faculty, and most treasured friends.

2021 Honorees

Robert S. Brookings Award

Craig and Nancy Schnuck

Bob Virgil, MBA ’60, DBA ’67, HD ’09, and Gerry Virgil

Distinguished Alumni Award

Yvonne L. Cordell, JD ’88
Partner
CORDELL & CORDELL

Joseph E. Cordell, LLM ’08
Founder and Principal Partner
CORDELL & CORDELL

Ronald G. Evens, AB ’61,
MD ’64
Professor Emeritus of Radiology
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Stephen H. Lockhart, AB ’77
Chief Medical Officer (Retired)
SUTTER HEALTH

Merry L. Mosbacher, MBA ’82
Principal (Retired)
EDWARD JONES

Ebony G. Patterson, MFA ’06
Artist

Steven G. Segal, BSBA ’82
Executive-in-Residence
Lecturer
BOSTON UNIVERSITY



Distinguished Faculty Award

Sarah K. England, PhD
Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Professor of Medicine;
Vice Chair of Research and Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Pauline T. Kim, JD
Daniel Noyes Kirby Professor of Law
SCHOOL OF LAW

Matthew W. Kreuter, PhD, MPH
Kahn Family Professor of Public Health
BROWN SCHOOL

Christopher “Kit” Heath Wellman, PhD
Professor of Philosophy
ARTS & SCIENCES