Ferguson crowned Mr. Wash U

Mr. Wash U 2011 celebration
Nate Ferguson, a senior in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, is lifted on the shoulders of the other contestants after he was crowned Mr. Wash U March 24 at Edison Theatre. Ferguson was one of 15 students vying for the title. The competition included a talent show in which Ferguson (below) performed a dance montage of hits from the past year. Since 2001, the Mr. Wash U contest has recognized an undergraduate male who has outstanding personality, character, integrity, extracurricular involvement and who contributes to the university and St. Louis communities. This year’s competition raised more than $35,180 for City Faces, a local nonprofit organization started by Bob Hansman, associate professor of architecture and artist-in-residence in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts’ College of Architecture, that works to bring arts education to children in public housing. Photo by Jerry Naunheim Jr.