Celebrating the Past, Ready for the Future
Class Acts is a series that recognizes our students who are changing the world through research, service and innovation.
As an artist, senior Tucker Pierce explores the intentional construction of identity and what happens when it encounters the surrounding world. As cofounder of Westminster Press, Pierce is hoping to create both metaphoric and literal space for artists from marginalized communities.
Fourth-year medical students Zach Meyer (left) and Allan Jiang perform a musical number at a Medical Campus Coffeehouse on April 7.
“You’re the girl who pitched me!” said Kevin Dillon, an actor on the HBO series “Entourage,” when he saw Jolijt Tamanaha, a senior in Arts & Sciences, at the Austin, Texas, airport.
Aimee Gao’s interest in deaf culture was first piqued in fourth grade when her class learned the story of Helen Keller, dabbled in American sign language and put on a play for students at the Kansas School for the Deaf. Later, as an undergraduate at William Jewell College, where she earned a degree in elementary […]
Campus leader Seiko Shastri changed Washington University in St. Louis during her time here. Now, she’s poised to change St. Louis.
Sierra Williams (left) of Centro Models wears an evening gown designed by senior Sarah Ettinger, who will join Kate Spade in New York this summer. Photo by Jennifer Silverberg
Joe McDonald has always had an entrepreneurial spirit. In high school, he tried to start your typical teenage businesses — lawn mowing service, disc jockey, whatever other “wacky ideas” came to him.
Of the 460,000 athletes competing in three levels of NCAA sports, only a small fraction of them will get to compete beyond college — and most of them are men making the jump from Division I to the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLS and Major League Baseball.
With roots in another continent and a longtime interest in health and cultural issues, medical student Rahel Ghenbot felt a career in global health was a possibility.
Washington University in St. Louis senior Amanda Man won fourth place in the 2015 Arts & Sciences Senior Photo Competition for photo “Galleria Snow,” which captured a magical moment at the mall.
For both better and worse, Washington University in St. Louis senior Tori Bawel suffered a major concussion while biking through campus her sophomore year. The accident landed her in the hospital where she met exceptional caregivers and found a path for her future.
Third-year law student Jonathan Adair applied to Washington University in St. Louis late in his search process and made a last-minute decision to attend. Now the Chicago native, who took advantage of myriad educational and service opportunities during his time at WashU, can’t imagine wanting to go anywhere else.