Spring Celebrations Honor Alumni, Friends

School of Architecture

The School of Architecture held its annual Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner on April 28 at the Saint Louis Woman's Club.

Recipients of the 2000 Distinguished Alumni Awards were:

James F. Barker, FAIA, M.A.U.D. '73, president of Clemson University;

Jay S. Bauer, FAIA, A.B. '70, M.Arch. '72, co-founder of Bauer and Wiley Architects, Newport Beach, California—a firm known for its fusion of modern technology with social purpose;

Cindy L. Harden, R.A., M.Arch. '79, co-founder of Harden-Van Arnam Architects, New York—a firm specializing in community-related work and special needs housing;

Thomas H. Teasdale, FAIA, B.Arch. '56, independent architect and former chancellor of the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows; and

Charles Wolf, R.A., A.B. '79, co-founder of Dean/Wolf Architects, New York—a firm known for its exceptional design work.

Awarded the 2000 Dean's Medal for Service was:

Fred M. Kemp, B.Arch. '50, founder of St. Louis' Kemp Homes, who has used his training in architecture to build well-designed affordable housing for almost 50 years.

Arts & Sciences

Arts & Sciences presented its Distinguished Alumni Awards and Dean's Medal on May 19 at ceremonies in Holmes Lounge.

Distinguished Alumni Award recipients included:

Ted Drewes, A.B. '50, owner of Ted Drewes Frozen Custard, a St. Louis institution known worldwide;

Carol Tucker Foreman, A.B. '60, an internationally recognized consumer advocate and food policy expert;

John L. Gianoulakis, A.B. '60, trial lawyer and founding partner in the St. Louis law firm of Kohn, Shands, Elbert, Gianoulakis & Giljum LLP;

Winifred Bryan Horner, A.B. '43, master teacher, and 18th- and 19th-century Scottish rhetoric scholar, who has inspired a generation of women academics;

Jeffrey Hunt Mantel, A.B. '70, vice president of product management for, a California-based Internet start-up company, and a world-class explorer of the Arctic; and

Elizabeth Gentry Sayad, A.B. '55, musician, writer, arts reporter, and much-honored civic leader and volunteer in the arts.

The Dean's Medalist recipient was:

Richard A. Roloff, B.S. '51, executive vice chancellor, Washington University, who has been invaluable to Arts & Sciences in planning, building, and renovating space in which its activities are conducted.

John M. Olin School of Business

The John M. Olin School of Business held its 19th annual Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner on May 2 at the Ritz-Carlton St. Louis.

Distinguished Alumni Award winners were:

Priscilla L. Hill-Ardoin, M.B.A. '88, senior vice president-federal regulatory for SBC Telecommunications, Inc.;

Gunther N. Kohn, B.S.B.A. '50, board chair, Jerome Group, Inc., which designs, prints, and delivers graphic communications;

Steven F. Leer, M.B.A. '77, president and CEO of Arch Coal, Inc., St. Louis, the nation's second-largest coal producer; and

Carl J. Reis, M.B.A. '65, managing partner of Vanguard Plastics, Inc., St. Louis, the world's second-largest manufacturer of plastic carryout sacks.

Receiving the Dean's Medal were:

Howard Wood, B.S.B.A. '61, co-founder and a director of Charter Communications, Inc., one of the world's largest cable television companies; and Joyce Wood, B.S.B.A. '76, M.B.A. '77, a principal of Wood & Associates, a management consulting firm.

School of Engineering and Applied Science

The School of Engineering and Applied Science held its 28th Alumni Achievement Awards dinner on April 5 at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis.

Honored with Alumni Achievement Awards were:

Santanu Das, D.Sc.E.E. '73, co-founder of TranSwitch Corporation, which designs, develops, and markets proprietary highly-integrated digital and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions;

George M. Johnson, B.S.C.E. '52, founder of St. Louis Bridge Company and Osage Constructors, and of Missouri Fabricators;

Laurel V. Kaleda, B.S.A.M.C.S. '66, a senior marketing manager in IBM's Storage System Division, disk storage systems; and

James M. Mozley, Jr., B.S.Ch.E. '43, M.S.Ch.E. '47, Ph.D. '50, retired professor of radiology, Upstate Medical Center, SUNY Syracuse; and retired director of the division of bioengineering and professor of chemical engineering at Syracuse University.

Recipient of the Young Alumni Award was:

Christopher Chivetta, B.S.M.E. '84, M.B.A. '86, president of Hastings & Chivetta Architects, known for excellence in design of science and educational facilities.

The Dean's Award was presented to:

Judith H. McKelvey, A.B. '58, a psychiatrist, and former dean James M. McKelvey, M.S.Ch.E. '47, Ph.D. '50, for their dedication to the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

School of Medicine

The Washington University Medical Center alumni held their annual reunion and awards dinner on May 13 in the Khorassan Ballroom of the newly renovated Chase Park Plaza, St. Louis.

Honored with Alumni Achievement Awards were:

Clay M. Armstrong, M.D. '60, professor of physiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and co-recipient of the 1999 Lasker Basic Medical Science Award;

Richard L. Landau, M.D. '40, professor emeritus of medicine at the University of Chicago, where he initiated and directed the Clinical Research Center; and

William T. Shearer, M.D. '70, professor of pediatrics and of microbiology and immunology, and head of the pediatric allergy and immunology section at Baylor College of Medicine.

Receiving the Alumni/ Faculty Awards were:

Marshall B. Conrad, M.D. '45, emeritus associate professor of clinical orthopedic surgery at the School of Medicine, and tireless worker in improving St. Louis emergency medical care;

Barbara Monsees, M.D. '75, professor of radiology at the School of Medicine and chief of the breast imaging section of the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology; and

Gary D. Shackelford, M.D. '68, professor of radiology and professor of radiology in pediatrics at the School of Medicine and a radiologist at St. Louis Children's Hospital (see "Lasting Lesssons").

Honored with the Distinguished Service Award was:

Philip R. Dodge, professor emeritus of pediatrics and of neurology at the School of Medicine, whose leadership brought the Edward Mallinckrodt Department of Pediatrics and St. Louis Children's Hospital to international prominence.


"Passport to Knowledge"

An exciting way to see the world

With the shoreline of Antarctica as a backdrop, "Passport to Knowledge" travelers William Danforth, chancellor emeritus, and former first lady Elizabeth Danforth stand on the deck of the Caledonian Star under a very familiar banner. „ For information about the WU Travel Program, call the "Passport to Knowledge" travel office at (314) 935-5279 or (800) 247-8517, or e-mail, or go to the WU Web page at, click on "Alumni & Friends," "Alumni Association," and then "The WU Travel Program" for a full description of available trips.






Pritzlaff Receives Eliot "Search" Award

University trustee Mary Dell Pritzlaff, a director of the Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Foundation, received the William Greenleaf Eliot Society "Search" Award at the Society's 33rd annual dinner on April 11. The award was given in recognition of her exceptional service to Washington University.

William H. Danforth, chancellor emeritus, presented Pritzlaff with a silver replica of "The Search," Heikki SeppŠ's sculpture symbolizing the University's endless quest for truth and knowledge.

A 20-year member of the Board of Trustees, Pritzlaff serves on the Board's Educational Policy Committee and has been a member of the National Council for the School of Medicine since 1995.

As a trustee of the Monticello College Foundation, she has helped provide important support for the Mr. and Mrs. Spencer T. Olin Fellowships for Women in Graduate Study at the University.

Author David Halberstam, whose most recent book is Playing for Keeps: Michael Jordan and the World He Made, was the dinner speaker.


Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton (left) and Chancellor Emeritus William H. Danforth honor Mary Dell Pritzlaff, a longtime supporter of WU, with the University's 2000 Eliot Society "Search" Award on April 11.