Founded during Washington University in St. Louis’ Sesquicentennial year, the Gerry and Bob Virgil Ethic of Service Award is an annual award recognizing a select group of WashU community members who exemplify a character of service and contribution to the St. Louis region.
Any member of the WashU community, past or current, who resides in and serves the St. Louis community is eligible to receive the award. This includes students, faculty, staff, alumni, retirees, and volunteers of the university.
2018 marks the fifteenth anniversary of the award. On April 17, we recognized the work of this year’s seven outstanding honorees at a ceremony and private dinner. Watch a special anniversary video and read about our 2018 honorees below.