McDonnell Academy Alumni stay connected

MISA Alumni Singapore

Staying engaged with the McDonnell International Scholars Academy can connect you to a network of alumni and Scholars in your community and around the world.

Empowering women through gaming


Sherria Ayuandini, a devoted board game fan, frequently hosted game nights with the McDonnell Academy Scholars when she lived in St. Louis. Dr. Ayuandini is a McDonnell Academy alumnus and partner Scholar from the University of Indonesia. Her 30th birthday bash, a colossal game night, became the “highlight of her decade” as many Scholars joined […]

Spotlight on Global Health Research


ICHAD Director Fred Ssewamala and Dr. Mary McKay discuss engaging adolescents in research and policy on Uganda’s morning show at NTV Professor Fred Ssewamala, renowned academic, McDonnell Academy Ambassador to Makerere University, and founding director of The International Center for Child Health and Development (ICHAD) was featured in the media as ICHAD organized an impactful […]

SAVE THE DATE: Global Research Symposium

McDonnell Academy Global Research Symposium Forces Reshaping the World October 5-7, 2023Washington University in St. Louis The symposium will be held in person at Washington University in St. Louis. The events are free and open to the public. Registration will open soon. We are excited to resume these important symposia events in-person. The McDonnell Academy […]

Congratulations to our McDonnell Academy graduates

Welcome to Recognition Ceremony 2023. The McDonnell International Scholars Academy at Washington University in St. Louis will host its annual recognition ceremony on Tuesday, May 16, in the Charles F. Knight Center on the Danforth Campus of WashU. Our graduating students, Scholars for Life, will give brief remarks during the ceremony and will be individually […]

McDonnell Academy cohort takes on New York City

Trips to Washington, D.C. and New York City over spring break have been a highlight of the McDonnell Scholars’ experience for over 15 years. In 2022, more than 50 Scholars resumed the trip to Washington DC after a pause due to the global pandemic. This spring, Scholars from two cohorts visited New York City to experience its lively […]

Bob Davis examines U.S.-China relationship

Wednesday, March 1, 4:30 PM Clark-Fox Forum in Hillman Hall Danforth Campus | Washington University in St. LouisView Program Bob Davis has covered U.S.-China relations since the 1990s when the two nations were working hard to strengthen their ties. In 2022, Davis retired from the Wall Street Journal as a senior editor in Washington DC […]

Foreign policy expert leads lecture on Putin

The 2023 S.T. Lee Lecture featured leading foreign policy expert, Dr. Fiona Hill, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, D.C. She was recently appointed as chancellor of Durham University, U.K. Hill has also served as the deputy assistant to the president and a former senior director for […]

Virtual mentorship provides insight and advice

Alumni Virtual Mentorship

This year, the McDonnell Academy Flash Mentoring sessions provided opportunities for engagement through a virtual model. Open to all McDonnell Academy Scholars and our alumni around the world, we hosted two sessions during the fall semester and plan to host more sessions in Spring 2023.  Scholars were able to chat one-on-one with multiple alumni about academics, career experiences, […]

MAPS Panel on Reproductive Rights provides insight

11-07-22-reproductive rights panel

On Monday, November 7th, McDonnell Scholars and guests gathered to discuss reproductive justice from gendered, legal, medical, and religious perspectives. Moderated by Dr. Stephanie Kirk, the panel included Professors Rachel Brown, PhD, Adrienne Davis, JD, Emily J. Dumler-Winkler, PhD, Jason T. Eberl, PhD, and Rachael Bradshaw, MS, CGC. Following the panel, McDonnell Scholars from varied […]