Elizabeth Dhooge earns graduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis Print
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Written by Melanie Walsh   
Tuesday, 18 June 2013 10:09

ST. LOUIS, MO (06/17/2013)(readMedia)-- Elizabeth Dhooge, daughter of Mary and Alan Dhooge of Bettendorf, Iowa (52722), earned a graduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Dhooge graduated with a master of social work from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work.

Dhooge was among the nearly 800 December graduates recognized during the December Degree Candidate Recognition Ceremony, which was held Dec. 1 in Graham Chapel on the Danforth Campus. The university's 152nd all-school Commencement ceremony was held May 17 in Brookings Quadrangle on 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.

Dhooge graduated with a bachelor of arts in social work from University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa, 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 110 nations. The total student body is nearly 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-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.


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