Travel & Learning: A Lifelong Adventure

Discover the world with exceptional traveling companions who share your interests and background. Many trips are led by Washington University faculty members who will enrich your travel experience.

All Alumni Association Travel Programs are open to alumni, parents, and friends of the University, and we encourage you to share them with your friends. For more information on trips sponsored by the Alumni Association, please call the Alumni Association Travel Office, 866-WUTRIPS or 314-935-5212; e-mail:; or visit "Alumni Travel" at our Web site,  

January 20 - 31, 2007
Cruise the Panama Canal
February 5 - 18
Treasures of Southern Africa
Travel Study Leader: John Baugh

February 22 - March 1
Mayan Splendor in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula
February 23 - March 4
Amazon River Journey
Travel Study Leader: Barbara Schaal
The Alumni Association has designated this trip "Chairman's Choice," in recognition of its limited reservations and the exceptional level of Professor Schaal's involvement.
April 18 - May 2
World War II Okinawa Campaign
Aboard the 128-passenger Clipper Odyssey
April 25 - May 3
Tuscany - Cortona
April 27 - May 5
Village Life Along the Waterways of Holland and Belgium
Travel Study Leader: Henry I. Schvey
May 3 - 11
Village Life in the Dordogne
Travel Study Leader: Harriet Stone

May 18 - June 1
Danube and the Black Sea
Aboard the 128-passenger Sound of Music
June 20 - July 1
Treasures of Italy & Switzerland
June 20 - July 2
Cruising the Baltic Sea and the Norwegian Fjords
July 19 - 31
Cruise the Passage of Peter the Great
August 4 - 15
Ireland - Ennis & Kilkenny
Travel Study Leader: Robert Wiltenburg

September 3 - 13
The Origins of the American Democratic Ideal Aboard the 114-guest Corinthian II
October 15 - 28
Treasures of the East - Thailand & Bhutan
October 27 - November 7
Sicily - Taormina & Mondello
November 7 - 15
Voyage of the Canary Islands and the Passage of the Moors
Travel Study Leader: Michael Wysession

November 29 - December 7
Bavarian Markets Discovery

Plan Now to Attend
Reunion 2007

April 21-22, 2007, Thurtene Weekend Reunion
Undergraduate alumni of the Classes of 1997, 2002, and 2006 will gather to celebrate 10th, 5th, and 1st Reunions with classmates and friends during Thurtene weekend.

May 17-20, 2007, Reunion Weekend
If your class is 1942, '47, '52, '57, '62, '67, '72, '77, '82, or '87, make your plans now to attend Reunions for undergraduate alumni of Arts & Sciences, Business, Engineering, Art, and Architecture.

The Alumni Association makes it easy to get involved, get in touch with old friends, and make plans. Call 314-935-5212 or 1-800-867-ALUM (toll-free), or e-mail:



Founders Day

Alumni and friends gathered for the annual Founders Day dinner on November 4, 2006, at the Adam's Mark Hotel, commemorating the founding of Washington University in 1853. The guest speaker for the evening was The Right Honourable Sir John Major, KG, CH, former prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The Alumni Association honored distinguished alumni, faculty, and friends for their achievements:

Distinguished Alumni Awards

Jon H. Feltheimer, A.B. '72
Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Lionsgate Entertainment

Marylen Mann, A.B. '57, M.A. '59
Chairman and Founder, The OASIS Institute

Gordon W. Philpott, M.D. '61
Professor Emeritus of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine

James E. Schiele, A.B. '52, M.L.A. '85
Former Chairman, St. Louis Screw & Bolt Co.

James D. Weddle, M.B.A. '77
Managing Partner, Edward Jones

George Zimmer, A.B. '70
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Men's Wearhouse, Inc.

Distinguished Faculty Awards

D.B. Dowd
Professor of Visual Communications, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

Bradley Evanoff, M.D. '86, H.S. '89
Richard A. and Elizabeth Henby Sutter Associate Professor of Occupational, Industrial, and Environmental Medicine, School of Medicine

Shanti K. Khinduka
George Warren Brown Distinguished University Professor, George Warren Brown School of Social Work

David A. Peters, B.S. '69, M.S. '70
McDonnell Douglas Professor of Engineering, School of Engineering & Applied Science

Robert S. Brookings Awards

David and Betty Farrell

Russell D. Shelden, M.D. '49, and Mary B. Shelden