ST. LOUIS, MO - Michael Curtis, son of Ann and Larry Kim Curtis of Rushville, earned a graduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis on May 17. Curtis graduated with a master of business administration from the John M. Olin School of Business.
Curtis was among the more than 2,700 students who received degrees at the university’s 152nd Commencement ceremony, which was held in Brookings Quadrangle on the Danforth Campus. Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker, who is credited with helping revitalize New Jersey’s largest city with his hands-on and innovative approach, delivered the Commencement address. Booker, a Rhodes Scholar and Yale law graduate, received an honorary doctor of laws.
Curtis graduated with a bachelor of arts in business marketing from University of Notre Dame in 1996.
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 110 nations. The total student body is nearly 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
Twenty-three Nobel laureates have been associated with Washington University, with nine 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.