Alumni Weekends 2020 & 2021

Missed out on the fun?
 
Check out this year's virtual Alumni Weekend programming and
don't forget to mark your calendars for Alumni Weekend 2021.

Carolyn Kindle Betz '95

2020 OUTSTANDING ALUM AWARD

for her work in philanthropy and leadership in bringing major league soccer to St. Louis

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Beau Willimon '95

2020 OUTSTANDING ALUM AWARD

for his extensive body of work in television and film and leadership of the Writers Guild of America, East

Andrea Stolz LaBarge '70

2020 DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

for her unwavering dedication and service to all things Burroughs

HOW TO NAVIGATE

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Enjoy!

Sam Altman '03

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Sam Altman ’03 is an entrepreneur, investor, programmer, and blogger. He is the former president of Y Combinator and now the CEO of OpenAI. 

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Jane Smiley '67

NOVELIST

Jane Smiley ’67 is an author, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1992 for her novel A Thousand Acres. She has written dozens of books and short stories, and will be reading an excerpt from her new book, due out in December, Perestroika in Paris: A novel.

Bahja Johnson '08

DIVERSITY IN CORPORATE AMERICA

Bahja Johnson ’08 is the Director of Customer Belonging a Gap, Inc. Bahja is a passionate product inclusion leader. In 2018, Bahja co-founded the Color Proud Council, Gap Inc.’s first product inclusion initiative, with the mission of bringing diversity to the bottom line of the business by improving product education and pipeline, as well as talent acquisition and retention.

Kellen Townsend '03

IN-HOME CYCLING CLASS

Kellen Townsend '03 is a Senior Instructor at SoulCycle in Chicago, IL with more than five and a half years of experience on the podium. Kellen clips into the bike every day with the intention to create a safe and inclusive space for bipoc, queer people and their allies to move, sweat and live their best lives. 

 

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Erica Barnell '09

MEDTECH STARTUP

Erica Barnell ’09 is the co-founder and  Chief Science Officer (CSO) of Geneoscopy which is a start up which revolutionized colorectal cancer screening by creating an effective, noninvasive alternative to colonoscopies. 

Anton Troianovski '04

LIFE IN RUSSIA
AS AN NYT FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT

Anton Troianovski ’04 is a correspondent for The New York Times in
Moscow, Russia.

Laurie Cooper '84

GLOBAL ELECTIONS PROCESS

Laurie Cooper ’84 is a senior African democracy and governance specialist who has 25 years of experience in international program development and implementation, specializing in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Celebrating the talent within us.

 

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Mary Louis Seid '07

PLANT-FORWARD COOKING CLASS

Mary Louis Seid ’07 is a culinary genius!  She is a personal chef and recipe developer who focuses on clean food and plant-forward eating. Find recipes, tips, tricks and more on Mary's blog, Radiate Food Vibes (www.radiatedfoodvibes.com), or on Instagram @radiatefoodvibes.

Lauren Zuckerman Gomez '04

CYBERSECURITY DURING COVID-19

Lauren Zuckerman Gomez ’04 is a cyber security analyst with the FBI with over eleven years of experience investigating both cyber crime and counterterrorism matters. 

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Jim Schiele '47

HISTORY OF AMERICAN WEST 

Dr. Jim Schiele ’47 is a Washington University History department faculty member and is a scholar on the History of the American West.  He has spoken extensively about the Westward Expansion and is an art collector of the American West.  He has donated many pieces to Washington University and has gifted John Burroughs School a History of the American West Collection.

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Iska Nardie-Warner '11

YOGA CLASS

Iska Nardie-Warner ’11 is a certified Yoga instructor and has her own online website, Yoga with Iska.

Kris Samuels Holmes '78

IGNITE YOUR CAREER 
THROUGH NETWORKING

Kris Samuels Holmes ’78 is a Partner at O'Connell Group Executive Search firm, is a Pinnacle Society Member, a Kellogg MBA, and the best-selling author of Ignite Your Career

John Meehan '06

SPORTS AGENT

John Meehan ’06 is a sports agent and third-generation attorney with a demonstrated history of working in Civil and Criminal Litigation. John is an NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor and MMA Manager with a wealth of negotiation experience. He has a significant background in athlete representation in football and mixed martial arts.

Mark Smith (JBS Faculty)

U.S. ELECTION

Dr. Mark Smith is a current faculty member at JBS and teaches history and government. He offers insight on the upcoming election.

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See what future alums have been up to this year!

Students and faculty are fully immersed in the Fall: 

Campus Candids
News
The World, The Review
Return to School Plan
Social Media Mashup

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