Ladue Schools and LEF to Recognize 29 Distinguished Alumni

Ladue Schools and the Ladue Education Foundation & Alumni Association are excited to recognize a new class of Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) Distinguished Alumni.

To mark the 70th anniversary of LHWHS, 29 individuals will be honored in September for excellence in their careers and contributions to their communities.

Honorees will be recognized in a formal ceremony followed by a dessert reception on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. at LHWHS Performing Arts Center located at 1201 S. Warson Road, St. Louis, MO 63124. This event is free and open to the public.

The 2022 LHWHS Distinguished Alumni are:

Arts

  • Susan Schmidt Whiddington ‘66
  • Nancy Siegel Burson ‘66
  • Hollye Levin ‘72
  • Ingrid Jacoby ‘77
  • Thom Wall ‘05

Business

  • Gerald Held, Ph.D. ‘66
  • Kevin Mundt ‘72
  • Margaret Tiller Sherwood ‘72
  • James Hamilton ‘73
  • Scott Redler ‘78

Education

  • Debbie Schwartz Garden ‘60
  • Dr. Patricia Donohue ‘63
  • Dr. Edward M. Johnson, Jr. ‘87

Government, Political Science, and Law

  • Dr. Elizabeth Losos ‘81
  • Don Calloway ‘97
  • Miriam Estrin ‘04

Journalism

  • William Greenblatt ‘72
  • Ben Solomon ‘06
  • Ariana Tobin ‘07

Medicine

  • Elissa Newport, Ph.D. ‘65
  • Dr. John D. Hirsch ‘66 (dec.)
  • Dr. Joan Rosenberg ‘73
  • Andrew Bremer, M.D., Ph.D. ‘90

Philanthropy

  • Carol Weisman, M.S.W., C.S.P. ‘67
  • Sally Sachar ‘77

Science

  • Richard Rothschild ‘61
  • Jonathan Losos, Ph.D. ‘80

Sports

  • Jim Parker ‘61
  • Becky Sauerbrunn ‘03

Distinguished alumni will participate in a career discussion with LHWHS students on Friday, Sept. 23, followed by recognition at halftime of that night’s home football game versus Parkway North.

The Ladue Horton Watkins High School Distinguished Alumni program began in 2002 to commemorate the school’s 50th anniversary. Thirty-five alumni were recognized for making significant accomplishments in their career fields. 

This honor was again bestowed on an additional 23 alumni for the 60th anniversary in 2012.