Service in bloom

Photo by Whitney Curtis

Alumna Shirley Bowden Brown (right) is presented with flowers from Antoinette Stallings, an Eskridge High School senior and participant in WUSTL’s Wellston Summer School program. An educational consultant, Brown is one of seven recipients of the 2008 Gerry and Bob Virgil Ethic of Service Award, presented annually to a select group of WUSTL community members who exemplify a character of service and giving to the St. Louis region. Other honorees, recognized at a reception April 16, are alumna M. Virginia Braxs, lecturer in Spanish in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures in Arts & Sciences; Van Brokaw, executive director of marketing and strategic planning; I. Jerome Flance, M.D., professor emeritus of clinical medicine; Elizabeth Kramer, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering; alumna Jeanine Schierbecker, clinical specialist in occupational and physical therapy; and Priya Sury, a sophomore double major in anthropology and Spanish, both in Arts & Sciences.