Dr. Michael Spalding founded Equal Chance for Education, a Nashville nonprofit that helps children of immigrants attend college in Tennessee. He says, "This, to me, is not a political thing. It's a moral thing."
Dinesh, a double major in history and environmental engineering, believes character is about small acts of bravery and planting seeds that may never blossom in his own lifetime but will help future generations.
Riley Gaines, a record-holding swimmer and mentor to children, earned the award from the University of Kentucky along with Dean Farmer, a champion of youths with disabilities, and Jim Richardson, a volunteer for numerous children's charities.
Dr. David Stevens, meanwhile, received the community Sullivan Award for his work as director of World Medical Mission, which included leading teams that treated 43,000 Somalis in wartime and stemming an epidemic in a Sudan village.
As the founder of UofSC's chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, the mechanical engineering major has also helped fellow Latinx students fulfill their ambitions to become engineers.
A journalism major and competitive dancer and cheerleader, Hencil, who was born in Zimbabwe, has been featured on banners around campus in Brenau's "From Here You Can" campaign.
The Sullivan Awards, among the top honors bestowed by Winthrop, were presented to Ariah Massey, a social work major, and Jacobe Reid, an educational studies major, on April 20.
West, a football team captain, and Castañon, co-founder of a campus organization for immigrant students, were featured in an episode about Carson-Newman on Amazon Prime's "The College Tour."
Windsor founded UofSC's Student Council on Sustainability and is also an avid cyclist who competes at the highest level for the Lux Cycling Team in races across the U.S.
Liyu Woldemichael, a graduating senior and native of Ethiopia, and Amanda Joos, a first-year law student, earned the prestigious service-based award along with Duke administrator Sam Miglarese.