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Ginny Rettig Award

Who Was Ginny R​​​ettig?

Virginia “Ginny” Rettig (McIntire '00) was an inspiration and joy to all she came in contact with. Ginny’s young and vibrant life came to a tragic end Aug. 5, 2000. Those who knew and loved Ginny have initiated the Ginny Rettig Fund so that her determined optimism and spirited leadership live on at the McIntire School.

About the Aw​ard

The Ginny Rettig Award was established by her family and friends to honor Ginny. The fund supports the “Advertising Campaigns” course at the McIntire School, and each year the Ginny Rettig Award is given to an outstanding team member in the program nominated by fourth-year class members.

Nomination and Sele​ction Process

The award recipient is nominated by fourth-year class members and selected by Ginny’s parents, Darrell and Marsha Rettig, and members of the McIntire faculty. Nominees should exhibit the traits Ginny possessed: 

• A fun-loving approach to life
• Optimistic and confident leadership
• Good moral character​


Past Recipients
​​Year Recipient
2019 Mason Hawkins
2018 Campbell Chupik
2017 Sunshine Yao
2016 Kerry Underhill
2015 Andrew M. Green
​2014 ​Jessica Strong Felts
​2013 ​Elly Taura
​2012 ​Alan Ledford
2011 Sarah Zelenko​
2010 Stephen Belyea
2009 Carolyn Skancke
2008 ​​Carrie Petersik
2007 ​​Siobhan Cleary
2006 Laura Berman
2005 Christina Wong
2004 Quan Trinh
2003 Ann Kim
2002 ​​Debbie Beisswanger
2001 ​Christi Crowe​