Fueling connections with McDonnell Academy alumni

Celebrating Connections: Highlighting the St. Louis McDonnell Academy Alumni Reception

We recently had the pleasure of hosting the St. Louis McDonnell Academy Alumni Reception, a great event that brought together a wonderful group St. Louis alumni, along with their families. The event facilitated the reconnection of old friends and the formation of new connections amid energetic discussions. One highlight of the evening was seeing the children of our alumni having a blast in their designated arts and games area. The “next generation” of scholars and leaders enjoyed themselves and may have formed their own connections within our community. The event was a testament to the importance of continuing to engage and connect with our alumni community. As we strive to be the standard for global alumni engagement regionally, events like these serve as reminders of the value of fostering meaningful connections within the McDonnell Academy community.

Let’s keep the momentum going!

We encourage you to sign up for one or all four of our current engagement initiatives, most of which can be done virtually. Whether it’s writing welcome letters, sharing two-minute tips videos, participating in our mentor match-up program, or becoming an event helper, there’s something for everyone to get involved in. Once you sign up, you’ll receive more details about each initiative as we collate signups. Let’s continue to build upon the connections forged at events like the St. Louis McDonnell Academy Alumni Reception and make a lasting impact together.

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Together, We Lead

The Academy’s three pillars—Global Mindset, Leadership, and Community—embody the spirit of Scholars for Life and resonate with WashU’s strategic plan for global impact. As we foster a global mindset, cultivate strong community bonds, and nurture leadership, we significantly contribute to WashU’s vision of global excellence.

We extend our gratitude to all who attended and contributed to the success of this event. We look forward to hosting many more meaningful gatherings in the future!

View the event PDF: An illustration of the interconnected visions of the McDonnell Academy and WashU.