University College doles out first alumni awards

University College in Arts & Sciences has selected its first three alumni award recipients.

Lois Judevine Blackwell, Marion Horstman and Robert M. Senior, M.D., were honored in a May 13 ceremony for their outstanding records as professionals, and for service to the community and to the University.

Blackwell founded the Judevine Center for Autism in Olivette, Mo.

In the 33 years she served as its president, the center, which arose from the University’s Social Exchange Lab, became a pioneering source of support, guidance and therapy to thousands of Missouri families.

In the 1960s, Blackwell studied anthropology and psychology at University College while employed full-time as an assistant in the Social Exchange Lab.

Horstman, while supporting her family, completed a bachelor’s of science in business accounting at University College in 1966. She then obtained a position as an auditor with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where she worked until her retirement in 1988.

A former vice chair of the Eliot Society Membership Committee and former chair of the annual phone-a-thon fund-raising campaign, Horstman also is a member of the Washington University Association, the Dean’s Advisory Board and the University Planned Giving Committee.

Senior is an expert on lung disease and cell biology.

The director of pulmonary and critical care at the former Jewish Hospital from 1969-1996, he is the Dorothy R. and Hubert C. Moog Professor in Pulmonary Medicine and professor of cell biology and physiology in the School of Medicine.

He earned a master of liberal arts degree from University College in 1997.

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