• 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:

2017
Missy Gullquist

2016
Dee Dee Butler Sutton '76

2015

Lucy Stockdell

2014
Jean Cameron Grainger ’66

2013

Katherine MacNaughton Whitney '75

2012

Elizabeth Cabell Jennings '81

2011
Margaret and Dave Bloor

2010
Lang and Molly Gayle Meem '73

2009
Jackie Wilkins

2008   
Cal and George Jennison

2007

Gussie Johns Bannard ’73

2006
Susan Pfefferkorn ’73

2005
Annabel Morgan Edge ’64

2004
Bill Armstrong, Business Manager

2003
Mert Jones

2002
Jack Kenny

2001
Virginia Jones

2000   
Frances Brown
Peggy Ross

1999   
Wesley Wright, Jr.

1998
Mason New (awarded posthumously)

1997
Dixon Christian

1996
Ted Price

1995
Betty Molster

1994   
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