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2009 Award Recipient Biographies
David Rutstein ’74
Alumni Award Recipient
David Rutstein ’74 has helped underserved populations around the globe. As a family physician with the National Health Service Corps, he spent thirteen years working in regions with some of the world’s worst health indicators in the Federated States of Micronesia. Now chief medical officer of the U.S. Public Health Service, David prepares for public health emergencies, as well as domestic and international humanitarian responses. He serves as senior advisor to the U.S. surgeon general and the assistant secretary for health.
 
 
Carolyn Waghorne, parent ’99
George School Distinguished Service Award Recipient

Carolyn Waghorne has brought extraordinary commitment to a number of causes, inspired by her late son, Carter ’99, who had a deep passion for underprivileged people. A founder of the National Meningitis Association, Carolyn also served as president of the women’s auxiliary that supported a Dallas drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. She and her husband, Rick, have worked to improve education for students with learning differences. The Waghornes generously supported George School’s curriculum review, and served on the school’s Resources Committee.
 
 
Karen Callaway Williams ’84
Alumni Award Recipient
Described by Dance Magazine as "a graceful dream with taps as happy as a song," Karen Callaway Williams ’84 was the first female tap dancer in Riverdance on Broadway and currently teaches nineteen tap classes each week. Highlights of her career include performances in Broadway’s Play On!, at the Lincoln Center, on Sesame Street, and with several symphony orchestras. She has been honored as a second-generation member of the Silver Belles, a dance troupe formed during the Harlem Renaissance.