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Daughter of local residents receives undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis

Margo DeHoyos, daughter of Louise Rita and Rene Javier DeHoyos, received an undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis on May 10. DeHoyos graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of fine arts degree with a major in sculpture from the School of Art.

DeHoyos, a recipient of the Kenneth E. Hudson, the Proetz, and the Alejandro Ramirez scholarships, was among 2,515 students who received degrees at the university’s 141st Commencement ceremony, held in Brookings Quadrangle on campus. She is a 1998 graduate of MacArthur High School.

During the university’s Eliot Honors Convocation, held May 9, DeHoyos also was recognized for election to the Golden Key National Honor Society, a national honor society for scholastic achievement and excellence for juniors and seniors, and was awarded the Irving L. Sorger Award in Core.

Washington University, a medium-sized, independent university, is counted among the world’s leaders in teaching and research. Twenty-one Nobel laureates have been associated with Washington University, with nine doing the major portion of their pioneering research here.

The approximately 12,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students enrolled at Washington University represent all 50 states and more than 90 international locations. The university’s 2,635 full-time faculty teach in eight schools: architecture, art, arts & sciences, business, engineering, law, medicine, and social work.

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.