- Class of 2015
- Seattle, Wash.
2015 Jun 10
Lucy Cheadle, daughter of Mary Paterson of Seattle, Wash. and Allen Cheadle of Seattle, Wash. earned an undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis on May 15. Cheadle graduated cum laude with a Bachelors of Science in chemical engineering. Cheadle received the W. Alfred Hayes Award in recognition of student-athletes who by personal example have provided constructive leadership at Washington University. She also received the A. Gwendolyn Drew Award in recognition of students with superior academic standing who have contributed positively to varsity athletics.
Cheadle was among the more than 2,800 students who received degrees during the university's 154th Commencement ceremony, which was held in Brookings Quadrangle on the Danforth Campus. Award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, who has directed and produced some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made, delivered the Commencement address. Burns also received an honorary doctor of humanities degree from the university.
Cheadle graduated from Roosevelt High School in 2011.
Washington University is counted among the world's leaders in teaching and research, and it draws students and faculty to St. Louis from all 50 states and more than 120 nations. The total student body is more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
The approximately 3,400 faculty teach in seven schools: Arts & Sciences, Brown School, Olin Business School, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, School of Engineering & Applied Science, School of Law and School of Medicine. Twenty-four Nobel laureates have been associated with Washington University, with nine of those doing the major portion of their pioneering research there.
The university offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs.