The nomination window for our 20th Annual Gerry and Bob Virgil Ethic of Service Awards is now open! Please be sure to send us your submission by November 20th for consideration. 

Consult our Tips for Nominators page for guidance on submitting the best nomination possible on behalf of your nominee(s).

Has your nominee already been honored?
Before you submit a nomination, please review the list of past honorees to see whether your nominee has already been recognized.

Have questions?
For questions about the Gerry and Bob Virgil Ethic of Service Award nomination process, please contact Stephanie Kurtzman, Peter G. Sortino Director of the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement.

Ethic Of Service Award Nomination Form

Nominator Information

Please note: If your nominee is selected to receive the Gerry and Bob Virgil Ethic of Service Award, you will be asked to assist in drafting a brief biography of your nominee for the award program and website.
Off-Campus Address
Not required if you entered a campus mail address above.
Not required if you are the sole nominator.

Nominee Information

Off-Campus Address
For student nominees, please include school/major and class year. For staff/faculty/retiree nominees, please include job title. For alumni nominees, please include school/major and graduation year.
In the box above, please insert a letter that addresses the topics listed below. Complete nominations which paint a full picture of a nominee's qualifications for the award are strongly recommended, as the nomination you submit will be the only information available to the selection committee about your nominee.

We recommend you compose your nomination in a separate text file, outside of this form, and then cut/paste your final written submission. This will allow you to properly compose and edit your submission, as well as save a copy for your personal files. Your entry below must be in plain text.

Please be sure your letter addresses the following items:
  • Your relationship with the nominee.
  • The reason you believe your nominee should receive the Ethic of Service Award.
  • Description of your nominee’s service and impact on the St. Louis community, and how it goes above and beyond professional responsibilities.
  • Examples, stories, and details about how your nominee meets the award criteria.
** Please note that your entry must be in plain text **

Characteristics of Award Honorees

The award committee anticipates a broad range of nominations that define service to community in many different ways. While the committee is not looking for a specific type of community involvement, characteristics of award honorees might include one or more of the following:
  • Considers service to the community to be a way of life
  • Goes above and beyond professional responsibilities in their service to St. Louis
  • Dedicated to serving others
  • Creates impact on community issues of concern
  • Demonstrates selflessness
  • Positively influences people’s perception of St. Louis
  • Believes in the St. Louis region
  • Inspires compassion and action in others
  • Shows compassion for others
  • Exudes passion for a social, cultural, or economic issue

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