On April 19, over 150 colleagues, friends, and loved ones came together to celebrate five members of the Washington University community for their commitment to service and giving in the St. Louis region. Honorees received the Gerry and Bob Virgil Ethic of Service Award. The Virgils epitomize the qualities exemplified by the award and have been integral members of the Washington University community for nearly 60 years.
The 2017 honorees were: Lucy Chin, Annie Marggraff, Molly W. Metzger, Steven Rosenblum, and Charlene Williams. They represent a variety of backgrounds and interests, and they all exude selflessness, inspire compassion and action in others, and enrich the mission of the Gephardt Institute as we cultivate informed and actively engaged citizens. Click here to learn more about each honoree.
Former Congressman Dick Gephardt provided concluding remarks at the ceremony. He congratulated the honorees on their work and thanked them for their dedication to the community, which he said “reflects the core values of the Gephardt Institute.” Congressman Gephardt, Provost Holden Thorp, and institute staff hosted honorees at a private dinner following the reception.
All members of the WashU community, past or current, who reside in and serve the St. Louis community, are eligible to receive the Gerry and Bob Virgil Ethic of Service Award. We welcome nominations for next year at any time before our February 2, 2018 deadline. To learn more and submit a nomination, click here.