Founded during Washington University in St. Louis’ sesquicentennial year, the Gerry and Bob Virgil Ethic of Service Award is an annual honor recognizing a select group of community members who exemplify a character of service and engagement with the St. Louis region.
This year’s honorees are:
- Shawntelle L. Fisher, Brown School alumna and founder of The SoulFisher Ministries
- Allie Lindstrom, a senior majoring in environmental policy in Arts & Sciences and a leader of Fossil Free WashU
- Mark McCarthy, a 1979 alumnus of the Washington University School of Dental Medicine and provider of free dental care to those with low income and to clergy
- Richard Ryffel, adjunct lecturer at Olin Business School and a leader of Beyond Housing
- Halbert Sullivan, Brown School alumnus and founder of the Fathers and Families Support Center
- Claire Weichselbaum, a PhD candidate in neuroscience in Arts & Sciences and co-founder of Brain Discovery, a program that connects Washington University scientists with local students.
To read more about the honorees, visit the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement website.