• Missy Gullquist and Family

2017 The Adelaide Rawles Flippen ’30 Outstanding Service Award

Missy Gullquist

Anyone who knows Missy knows that she is the quintessential dream volunteer: eager, enthusiastic, inventive, tireless and thoughtful.  As the mother of three Saints (Allie 2009, Dana 2011 and Haley 2016), Missy has worn too many volunteer hats over the last two decades to list fully, but the highlights include: Board of Governors,  Chair of Development Committee; Daisy Days Committee Member (2003 - 2007); Daisy Nights Auction Committee Member (2001, 2005); Senior Parent Gift Committee; Campaign Co-Chair for Girls Who Will Shape the Future Campaign; Impact Giving Chair for the 125th Celebration; and (at least) four-time room parent. 
These titles only partly tell the story, as Missy has been active in alumnae trips, school functions, as a supporter of the athletics teams and an overall cheerleader for the School.  She has chauffeured alumnae to their 70th Reunion dinner and hosted her daughters’ class parties, often serving as a superb chef!  Missy doesn’t just ask what she can do as a volunteer—she throws all of her energy into whatever the task may me, always bringing fresh ideas and a keen sense of just what is needed. We are indeed very fortunate to have been the beneficiaries of her boundless vitality and generosity of spirit.  It is with deep gratitude that the Ellett-St. Catherine’s Alumnae Association honors Missy Gullquist with this well- deserved award.

The award is usually presented at graduation, but St. Catherine’s graduation 2017 took place the same weekend as the Woodberry Forest graduation of our recipient’s son.  Therefore, most appropriately, the 2017 Outstanding Service Award was presented to Missy Gullquist at the end of year party in honor of our hard-working volunteers.

Outstanding Service Award

The Adelaide Rawles Flippen '30 Outstanding Service Award was created in 1994 to honor that individual (not necessarily an alumna) who shows an outstanding level of commitment and service to St. Catherine's School. The recipient will have spent a great deal of productive time, energy and thought in helping the school on a particular project or will have demonstrated continuing dedication to St. Catherine's over many years. This award will probably not be given to a present school employee. The presentation of the award normally takes place at Graduation.

Recipients of the Adelaide Rawles Flippen '30 Outstanding Service Award are:

Missy Gullquist

Dee Dee Butler Sutton '76


Lucy Stockdell

Jean Cameron Grainger ’66


Katherine MacNaughton Whitney '75


Elizabeth Cabell Jennings '81

Margaret and Dave Bloor

Lang and Molly Gayle Meem '73

Jackie Wilkins

Cal and George Jennison


Gussie Johns Bannard ’73

Susan Pfefferkorn ’73

Annabel Morgan Edge ’64

Bill Armstrong, Business Manager

Mert Jones

Jack Kenny

Virginia Jones

Frances Brown
Peggy Ross

Wesley Wright, Jr.

Mason New (awarded posthumously)

Dixon Christian

Ted Price

Betty Molster

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