2016 marked the first graduate student to speak at Commencement. Ashley Macrander, PhD served as the graduate student leadership fellow, the co-president of the Graduate Student Senate, the graduate student representative to the Board of Trustees and a member of the executive committee of the Graduate Council of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences.
The Graduate School is committed to fostering excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and service. Washington University in St. Louis is a private research university dedicated to challenging faculty and students to learn and create new knowledge and greater understanding for an ever-changing world.
“Discere si cupias intra: salvere iubemus”
"If you wish to learn, enter: we welcome you."