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    The Great Bear Parade, a long-standing Reunion tradition, will now take place during Alumni Weekend at Thurtene Carnival. (WUSTL Photographic Services)

  • 2011 50th Reunion

    The 50th Reunion class participates in the Commencement ceremony every year to mark this milestone in their lives. (WUSTL Photographic Services)

Alumni Activities

Reunion 2012:
Commemorate, Participate, Celebrate

Alumni Weekend at Thurtene Carnival

April 20–22, 2012

Classes of 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992,
1997, 2002, 2007 and 2011

This year marks the first time the 20th–35th undergraduate Reunion classes will join young alumni during Thurtene, April 20–22. Thurtene Carnival provides the ideal backdrop for a nostalgic weekend of reconnecting with friends, as well as to the Danforth Campus. Several exciting activities are planned, and all classmates and their families are encouraged to participate.

Commencement Weekend

May 18–20, 2012

Classes of 1942, 1947, 1952, 1957,
1962, 1967 and 1972

Undergraduate alumni from the classes of 1972 and back will celebrate their Reunions during Commencement Weekend, May 18–20. Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy alumni commemorating their 50th Reunion in 2012 also are invited to participate in the 50th Reunion events, including the Medallion Ceremony and the Class of 2012 Commencement ceremonies.

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Investing in People: Key to Realizing Potential Howard Wood, BSBA ’61, is a successful businessman in the telecommunications, real estate and cattle ranching industries. A scholarship recipient himself, he enjoys helping current students reach their potential.


Restaurateur Serves Up Authentic Chinese Since graduating, Jason Wang, BSBA ’09, is helping take his father’s New York restaurant, Xi’an Famous Foods, to a new level of success.

Author Captivates Kids, Expands Imagination Janni Lee Simner, AB ’89, AB ’89, has published seven books and several short stories in the fantasy genre, primarily for children and young adults.

Entrepreneur Saves Lives With Sanitation Ani Vallabhaneni, BSBA ’02, BSCS ’02, co-founder and CEO of Sanergy, works in Kenyan slums to provide sanitation infrastructure.


A&D Launches New Website Looking for a new way to stay connected to the Washington University community? Visit the new A&D website,

Reunion 2012 Join the 1st through 35th Reunion classes for Alumni Weekend at Thurtene Carnival, April 20–22. Undergraduate alumni from the classes of 1972 and back will celebrate during Commencement Weekend, May 18–20.

Strengthening Alumni Connections On Nov. 4, 2011, the Alumni Board of Governors (ABG) gathered for its first meeting of the academic year at College Hall on the South 40. One of ABG’s goals this year is to help prepare students for their lives after graduation.


Read news of your classmates, and submit your own classnote.

In Memoriam


Asia Extra is a supplement to Washington Magazine for alumni and friends in Asia. (PDF download)


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