Marguerite Pippenger Is First Recipient Of John Harrison '84 Magnanimitas Award

Monday, November 22, 2021
From left, keynote speaker Lock Reddic '84, Marguerite Pippenger '23, Kerrie Harrison and Assistant Head of School Shaw Wilson '84
From left, keynote speaker Lock Reddic '84, Marguerite Pippenger '23, Kerrie Harrison and Assistant Head of School Shaw Wilson '84

The inaugural John Harrison ’84 Magnanimitas Award was presented Friday to Baylor junior Marguerite Pippenger, nominated and chosen by a committee of faculty members, as one who embodies Mr. Harrison’s qualities of resilience, grace, kindness, dignity, and compassion. 

The annual award will recognize a student with relentless positivity, passion, and selflessness while giving to others, the school, and the community with a true greatness of spirit.

Mr. Harrison, a member the Baylor advancement department, died on Nov.  22, 2020 at age 55, after courageously battling the life-long effects of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and resulting kidney disease. 

“It is a pleasure to recognize Marguerite Pippenger as the first John Harrison ’84 Magnanimitas Award winner,” said Shaw Wilson ’84, assistant head of school. “Marguerite truly embodies the spirit of giving while demonstrating a real love for her community and for Baylor, much like John did.”


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