Letter from the president
We are happy to present you with the premiere edition of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation’s magazine, Engage: Service and Social Entrepreneurship. The publication’s mission is to highlight the great works of Sullivan students, alumni, faculty and schools from across the American South, and hopefully to spread good ideas across the region. Since 1934, the Sullivan Foundation has taken as...Read full article
Sullivan Flashback: Betty Rosenquest Pratt
Betty Rosenquest Pratt (right) faced Maureen Connelly in the 1954 Wimbledon semifinals If you’re a young girl who takes for granted her right to go the distance in sports along with the boy next door, tip your cap to Betty Rosenquest Pratt, who almost 60 years ago qualified for the second singles spot on her South Orange, N.J. high school...Read full article
Rollins College: Gone to the Dogs
Sequoia is a 6-month-old golden retriever puppy, fluffy and slobbery and exuberant and generally adorable like 6-month-old golden retriever puppies are. If you lean over, he’ll lick your face enthusiastically, his tail wagging the entire backside of his frame, his snout and mouth opening into a sort of toothy smile through which his thick pink tongue hangs out.
Mercer On Mission
Prosthetics Program Progressing to Serve Thousands of Vietnamese Amputees Over the last five years, almost 1,000 Vietnamese have received new prosthetic legs through a Mercer On Mission program led by biomedical engineering professor Dr. Ha Van Vo. That number is about to grow exponentially, thanks to new partnerships and funding. Just before Christmas 2013, Dr. Vo led a group that...Read full article
Alumnus spotlight: Lucas Hernandez
Life is for service. These simple words are easy to say, but much more difficult to understand. In my own life, I understood service to be a way to give without expecting reward. I operated under this assumption throughout my time as a student at Rollins College. Whether consoling a friend following a challenging life dilemma or serving the homeless...Read full article
Alumna Spotlight: Elizabeth Rebmann
Elizabeth Rebmann receives the 2012 Sullivan Medallion from University of Kentucky president Eli Capilouto Elizabeth Rebmann is, in the words of a faculty mentor, “not an ordinary student.” A December 2011 graduate in Geography, Elizabeth embodies a truly global perspective on community service. In 2004, at 17, Elizabeth joined the Kentucky Army National Guard and was stationed in Iraq from...Read full article
Alumna spotlight: Emmie Henderson Howard
Emmie Henderson Howard shows off some of her clothing line’s signature bowties She’s southern. And proper. And so much more. While her demeanor has been described as “soft and simple as the cotton she helped harvest during her childhood,” Emilie Claire Henderson Howard (WC’01), known simply as “Emmie” to her Alpha Chi Omega sisters, is also a ball of energy...Read full article
HOD student Whitley O’Connor is creating jobs for the homeless Whitley O’Connor and Professor Jim Schorr pose with the first edition of the CurbsideChronicle Whitley O’Connor never imagined his educational experience would include learning expressions like “flying a sign,” slang for a person who is chronically homeless who stands on a corner with a handwritten cardboard sign asking for help....Read full article
HOD students create a way for stories to bridge cultures Teach Twice’s first two published books are My Precious Name from Uganda and Tall Enough from South Africa Trevor Burbank, BS’12, who majored in human and organizational development, shares Fenelon’s passion for using business ventures to improve the lives of those in need. He is the founder of Teach Twice, another...Read full article
The Nashville Mobile Market
Bringing food to Nashville’s ‘food deserts’ Kelley Frances Fenelon, current head of the Nashville Mobile Market, stocks produce on the market’s shelves Food trucks are all the rage in Nashville, but the Nashville Mobile Market is a food truck of a different sort. It doesn’t serve up gourmet tacos or cupcakes; it’s a portable farmer’s market that makes regular appearances in communities...Read full article
Did you know?
Sullivan pushed for tax-financed public schools in indiana in 1847 After his graduation from college, Algernon Sydney returned home to read law with his father, in preparation for following the same career. But in 1847, at the age of twenty, he took time off to get involved in public service. The year before, educational reformer Caleb Mills had begun a...Read full article
What’s the big idea
A student at the 2013 RISE summer camp graduation ceremony holds a diploma while taking in the program On a fall day a couple of years ago, a group of Brenau students found themselves on a long car ride to North Carolina with one of the university deans, Bill Lightfoot. En route to participating in the social entrepreneurship session with representatives...Read full article
Previous Issues of Engage Magazine
Engage is the Sullivan Foundation’s magazine celebrating service and social entrepreneurship in the Sullivan network of partner institutions.