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Regan Elizabeth Banvard graduates from Washington University in St. Louis

ST LOUIS, Mo. (July 22, 2019) – Regan Elizabeth Banvard, daughter of Rachael and Navy Banvard of Malibu, Calif. (90265), graduated from Washington University in St. Louis on May 17. Banvard graduated from the College of Arts & Sciences with a bachelor of arts.

Banvard was among the approximately 3,100 students who received degrees at the university’s 158th Commencement ceremony, which was held in Brookings Quadrangle on the Danforth Campus.

Michael Bloomberg, the 108th mayor of New York City and founder of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies, delivered the Commencement address. Bloomberg, who was a three-term mayor of New York City, received an honorary doctor of laws degree from the university.


Washington University in St. Louis is counted among the world’s leaders in teaching, research, patient care and service to society.

The university draws students to St. Louis from more than 100 countries and all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The total student body is more than 15,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students.

The approximately 3,800 faculty teach in seven schools: Arts & Sciences, Brown School, Olin Business School, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, McKelvey School of Engineering, School of Law and School of Medicine. The university has been affiliated with 24 Nobel laureates, many of whom did a significant portion of their award-winning work at the university.

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.


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