Arts & Sciences presents Distinguished Alumni Awards, Dean’s Medal

Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis recognized five alumni during its 18th annual Arts & Sciences Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony, held March 19 at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis.

Barbara A. Schaal, PhD, dean of the faculty of Arts & Sciences and the Mary-Dell Chilton Distinguished Professor, hosted the awards dinner.

The school presented three Distinguished Alumni Awards, one Early Career Achievement Award and one Dean’s Medal.

The 2015 Arts & Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award recipients are:

David P. Conner (AB ’74)
Conner is an international businessman in banking who has been hailed as one of the best CEOs in Asia and a driver of economic development in Singapore.

Alice E. Conway, JD (AB ’76, MA ’79, JD ’83, PhD ’83)
Conway is a trained vocalist, fluent in multiple languages, including Braille, and a trusted commercial and employment attorney for Monsanto.

Stephen H. Lockhart, MD (AB ’77)
Lockhart is an anesthesiologist, health-care executive, Rhodes Scholar and national leader in environmental conservation.

Monique M. Williams, MD (AB ’95, MD ’99, MS ’08)
(Early Career Achievement Award)

A physician and clinical research scholar, Williams focuses on Alzheimer’s research and diabetes and has been influential in outreach to African-American communities.

Wilfred R. Konneker, PhD (PhD ’50)
(Dean’s Medalist)

A pioneer in nuclear medicine and radiopharmaceuticals, Konneker founded or co-founded numerous successful companies and ran the pharmaceutical division of Mallinckrodt.

For biographies and videos on each of the awardees, visit the Arts & Sciences Alumni & Development website.