As part of the McDonnell Academy’s core mission to foster close relationships among future global leaders, our goal is for alumni to rely on the Academy networks and track-two diplomacy throughout their careers to address global issues.

McDonnell Academy alumni come from different degree programs, different partner universities and different regions around the world – facts that reflect the diversity found in our cohorts. As the numbers of alumni increase, we continue to organize opportunities for engagement and networking as reminders that they are Scholars for Life.

The McDonnell Academy has organized a special panel series featuring our Alumni. Hear from alumni Scholars who are established professionals – in international organizations, non-profits, academics, entrepreneurship, finance, law, and more. 

Upcoming Events

McDonnell Academy Alumni Panel Series IV

Insights & Impact after WashU: Government & NGO’s

Join our Alumni from government, NGO’s and the private sector as they discuss career development, emerging trends, and the impact of the McDonnell Academy after WashU.

McDonnell Alumni Spotlight

Scholars for Life

McDonnell Alumni: Where are they now?

Our Scholars emerge from the McDonnell Academy program as global citizens and responsible leaders empowered to forge productive careers and impact global challenges.

See where our Alumni are working
Fernando Lopez

The continuted interaction with Scholars from different cultural backgrounds and areas of expertise is valuable later when we need to overcome barriers that arise when we work in diverse enviornments.

Fernando Lopez Professor, Alberto Hurtado University
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McDonnell Academy Virtual Alumni Panel 2021

Dr. Fernando Lopez joined as a featured panelist from Chile.

Mark S. Wrighton Award for McDonnell Academy Alumni

Established in 2019 in honor of Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton, founder of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy, the award is presented to one McDonnell Alumnus a year. This award honors those alumni who “give back”, exemplifying outstanding leadership through professional and personal development.

Learn more about Wrighton Award
Wrighton Award 2021

Above all, training through Olin Business School and the McDonnell Academy has empowered me with an extensive network of contacts. You get to meet and talk to people you would never otherwise have the opportunity to see.

Ming Zu Director, Global Supply, Emerson; 2021 recipient of Wrighton Alumni Award

Global Alumni and Parents Fellowship

The McDonnell Academy recognizes key sponsors for their support and commitment to the mission of international education.

View some of our sponsors
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