Villie M. Appoo gets a distinguished award

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois CEO Villie M. Appoo received a Distinguished Alumni award from Washington University’s G. W. Brown School of Social Work at a ceremony April 17 at Steinberg Auditorium here.

Born in Mumbai, Appoo, of the Zoroastrian faith, joined the Girl Guides in first grade and was active for 11 years. Her Girl Guide troop participated in many community service projects including volunteering with the Society for the Education of the Crippled. This early exposure to service sparked her interest in social service.

“When I came to the United States from India 37 years ago, I did not know anyone in this country and chose Brown School of Social Work from a list of the top ten schools of social work in the U.S.,” Appoo stated in a press release.

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  • Dear M/s Villie M Apoo , my deepest heartfelt congratulations to you , I was also a scouter 32 west bombay , as a fellow human being & parsee Zorastian I am happy that you have been so honored , i am trying to get the best Parsee Zorastian scounters and Girl guides to help me organize The world Unity Ambassadors Organization

    I feel great joy at your achievement especially as you have achieved this in America God bless you always look forward to meeting you if God wills

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