Edward S. Macias (fourth from left), executive vice chancellor and dean of Arts & Sciences, presided at the Arts & Sciences Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony on May 18 in Holmes Lounge in Ridgley Hall. Receiving awards were (from left) Harold Ramis, A.B. '66; Barbara Schaps Thomas, A.B. '76; Margaret Bush Wilson, honorary degree alumna and dean's medalist; Doris Appel Graber, A.B. '41, M.A. '42; Maurice Harris, A.B. '51; Marie Prange Oetting, A.B. '49; and John Michael Clear, A.B. '71.

Arts & Sciences

The Arts & Sciences Distinguished Alumni Awards and Dean's Medal were presented by Edward S. Macias, WU executive vice chancellor and dean of Arts & Sciences, in Holmes Lounge on the Hilltop Campus on May 18. A dean-appointed committee of alumni selected the award winners from Arts & Sciences alumni celebrating a 2001 Reunion:

Distinguished Alumnus John Michael Clear, A.B. '71—leader of the class and derivative actions client service group for Bryan Cave LLP, an international law firm based in St. Louis, and a nationally respected attorney handling complex commercial cases;

Distinguished Alumna Doris Appel Graber, A.B. '41, M.A. '42—an internationally respected expert on the role that media play in shaping public perceptions and politics, who most recently published research dealing with information processing and the effects of mass media on public opinion and public policy;

Distinguished Alumnus Maurice "Dub" Harris, A.B. '51—president, chief executive officer, and sole shareholder of the Los Angeles-based Dub Harris Corporation, one of the most successful packaging manufacturing companies in the world;

Distinguished Alumna Marie Prange Oetting, A.B. '49—a native St. Louisan, who has led an active life as a volunteer, making many contributions to the people and institutions of St. Louis, and to Washington University for more than 50 years;

Distinguished Alumnus Harold Ramis, A.B. '66—a noted film director, writer, and actor, who has been influencing America's popular culture since co-writing the script for National Lampoon's Animal House in 1978, and who serves on the WU Board of Trustees, frequently returning to campus for talks and seminars;

Distinguished Alumna Barbara Schaps Thomas, A.B. '76—senior vice president and chief financial officer of HBO, Sports Division; and WU Board of Trustees member and WU Public Relations Council chair, who with her husband, David Thomas, has established an endowed professorship for the humanities;

Dean's Medalist Margaret Bush Wilson, whose quest for racial justice and equal opportunity spans nearly 60 years—whose leadership as an attorney and civil rights leader has shaped public policy in institutions across the country and is associated with many of the advances in race relations in the 20th century. She is an emerita member of the WU Board of Trustees.

School of Medicine

The School of Medicine held its annual Alumni Awards banquet in St. Louis on May 12 in the Chase Park Plaza's Khorassan Room. A dozen alumni and faculty members were honored. Receiving Alumni Achievement Awards were:

Herbert T. Abelson, M.D. '66—the George M. Eisenberg Professor and chairman of the department of pediatrics at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, physician-in-chief at University of Chicago Children's Hospital, and former chair of the American Board of Pediatrics;

Theodore ("Ted") Feierabend, M.D. '51—a retired medical missionary, who for many years worked in India and Afghanistan and who trained native physicians in both countries in reconstructive surgery to assure that the work could continue when he moved;

Frank Vellios, M.D. '46—professor emeritus of pathology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta and a consultant in surgical pathology, who has published extensively, served as president of major professional societies, and been honored with major awards in his profession.

Receiving Alumni/Faculty Awards were:

Richard W. Hudgens, M.D. '56—professor of psychiatry at the School of Medicine and vice chairman for clinical affairs in the psychiatry department, who is the author of several books and many scientific papers, and former president of the Eastern Missouri Psychiatric Society;

Alan L. Pearlman, M.D. '61—professor of neurology and of cell biology and physiology at the School of Medicine and director of neurology services for St. Louis ConnectCare, who is currently principal investigator for a research study on the functional organization of the visual system.

Honored with the Distinguished Service Award was:

Robert M. Senior, M.L.A. '97—the Dorothy R. and Herbert C. Moog Professor of Pulmonary Diseases in Medicine and professor of cell biology and physiology at the School of Medicine, who is internationally known for his research and is currently principal investigator for two studies funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, who is also highly respected as a clinician and teacher, and who has played a significant role in the life of the medical school.


Wants You!

From left: Michele Hui, Class of '03; Craig Pirner, Class of '04; Elizabeth Brewster, Class of '02; and Aaron Thomas, Class of '03, worked as interns for undergraduate admissions over the summer.

Who are you?

A WU alum or parent interested in the University's undergraduate admissions process. APAP is your chance to make a very personal contribution to WU.

What is APAP?

APAP stands for the Alumni and Parents Admission Program.

Alumni and parent volunteers help the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by interviewing applicants between September 1 and January 15, each admissions cycle. Their interview reports provide the admission committee with important information about the student that may not have been evident in his or her application.

In addition, parents of current WU students serve as resources to the parents of applicants.

Many APAP members also represent the University at college fairs in their communities, present the WU Book Award to high school students, and host and attend receptions for admitted and enrolling students.

Where is APAP?

All over the place! There are more than 65 committees across the United States and six international committees. Want more information about APAP? Online: Go to
Phone: 314-935-4826 or

Fax: 314-935-8052

Address: APAP, Washington University in St. Louis, Campus Box 1028, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899




E-mail Forwarding!

Alumni Online Services expand once again to help you keep up-to-date with alumni friends and keep in touch with the wonderful world of Washington University.

Here's what you can now do after entering the password-protected Alumni Directory at

• Locate classmates and other friends.

• Sign up for @lumni E-mail Forwarding.

• Participate in Career Connections, a Web-based system linking together students and alumni from all schools in an effort to further their career preparation.

The Alumni Directory includes current information on nearly 100,000 alumni, including new graduates as well as longtime alumni. Every time you relocate, update your listing in the directory so that your classmates know where you are. Furthermore, you can continue to hear the latest news from WU.

@lumni E-mail Forwarding means that you can now establish a WU e-mail address (for example, Along with a distinctive WU address through which your e-mail will be forwarded, e-mail forwarding means that when you change your Internet service provider, you'll have to provide only Washington University with that new information—not your entire list of family, friends, and business associates!

Career Connections, coordinated by the Washington University Career Center, allows alumni and students to search a database of registered Washington University alumni, parents, and others willing to share information about their careers and experiences.

Here's how you can participate in one or all of these WU Alumni Online Services:

1. Head to and click on Alumni Directory.

2. Obtain a password by using the 7-digit number that appears above your name on the mailing panel of most official University mailings.

3. Then follow the links to the Alumni Directory, @lumni E-mail Forwarding, and Career Connections.

4. Along the way, you'll find tips on how to make the most of your visit to WU's online community for alumni.

Let us know what you think of WU's online services! Send us an e-mail at