Celebrating ‘Uncommon Journeys’: Brown School honors alumni, faculty member

The Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis bestowed one Distinguished Faculty Award and five Distinguished Alumni Awards during its annual alumni awards celebration April 17 at Steinberg Auditorium. One of those alumni was selected as an outstanding Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD).

This year’s theme was “Celebrating Uncommon Journeys” as the Brown School honored those who whose individual paths have created positive change for people in the St. Louis region and beyond.

A reception followed at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum.

Distinguished Alumni Awards went to:

  • Villie M. Appoo (MSW ’76), chief executive officer of the Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois;
  • Elizabeth M. George (MSW ’96) vice president of the Deaconess Foundation;
  • Mickey Rosen (LA ’59, MSW ’61), former community organizer with the St. Louis Human Development Corp. and former executive director of the Mildred Simon Foundation. Rosen, who died April 1, 2013, was represented at the awards ceremony by his wife, Adrienne; and
  • Susan Dickens Schlichter (MSW ’76), retired executive director of Express Scripts Foundation.

The GOLD award went to Stephanie Krauss (MSW ’08), founder, president and CEO of the Shearwater Education Foundation.

Sarah Gehlert (PhD ’91), the E. Desmond Lee Professor of Racial and Ethnic Diversity, among other positions, was given the Distinguished Faculty Award. She has been at the Brown School since 2009.

To read more about the honorees, visit here.

View video tributes to all of the honorees here.