Honoring Jim & Mary Wertsch

Jim and Mary Wertsch have left an indelible mark on Washington University through over 20 years of dedicated service. Their leadership has been instrumental in shaping the McDonnell International Scholars Academy, fostering global collaboration and addressing critical challenges. As they embark on a new chapter, it’s essential to recognize their extraordinary contributions. We invite the McDonnell Academy community to participate in a special tribute by sharing memories and well-wishes through short videos.

Let’s come together to celebrate Jim and Mary’s legacy and express our gratitude for their profound impact on our community.

Please submit video before April 1, 2024.

Please see two options available below to submit your video.


We are sending Jim & Mary off with the appreciation and recognition they deserve. Tribute is one easy way to collect and compile videos from our community.

  1. First, click here: Look More & Submit Your Video. This will route you to a page where you’ll be asked to Record / Upload Your Video.
  2. You will be prompted to input your Name and your Email Address.
  3. After adding your Name and Email Address, you’ll be routed to the next page where you can Record or Upload your 2-minute or less Video.
    • Note: Please make sure that the Camera and Microphone Icons are Green before you click Record.
  4. Once Uploading / Recording has been successfully completed, a CONFIRM VIDEO button will appear, please click on the button.
  5. And you’re all set! An email confirmation will be sent for successfully uploading a video.

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Wertsch Tribute Video Card Submission

1. Send us a quick video clip sharing your memories and well-wishes for Jim and Mary.

2. Video should be less than 2 minutes long.

3. If you record in a language other than English, please provide English translation in the Text Translation box.

Maximum file size: 33.55MB

NOTE: If you are unable to access or your video is too large to upload from this page, please use one of the following platforms and email to

  • WeTransfer
  • Vimeo
  • YouTube