Sullivan Alumni Spotlights

Sullivan alumni, including past Sullivan Award winners and Sullivan scholars, make a positive difference in their communities every day. Here’s the latest news about service-oriented leaders from across the Sullivan network of partner schools.

Rev. Dorothy Wells Sanders: MLK's Work "Was Not Done, and Neither Is Ours"

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After 18 years as an attorney, the 2015 Sullivan Award recipient felt called to the ministry. Today, she's a passionate advocate for the Black community and anti-poverty activist in Memphis.

Dr. Patricia Flynn Leads HIV/AIDS Research at One of the World's Top Hospitals

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The 1977 recipient of the Sullivan Award from Rhodes College, Dr. Flynn returned to Memphis to do groundbreaking work and save lives at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Sullivan Award Recipient P.L. "Roy" McCall Passes Away at 91

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McCall, a Clemson alumnus, was also a longtime supporter of Coker University and, six years after receiving the Sullivan Award in 2013, gave the university the largest gift in its history to honor his parents.

Robyn Dartnell Heffernan: "Opportunity Should Not Depend on Your Zip Code"

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As a literacy specialist, this 1997 Sullivan Award recipient and Coker University alum works with teachers and leaders at high-poverty underperforming schools across South Carolina.

Lainie Sowell: Making Sure No College Student "Falls Off the Bridge"

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“I like to be the person who does not do the changing for you or tell you what to do, but, rather, that person that can walk along with you and present choices," says the 2013 Sullivan Award recipient from Converse College.

Frederica McClary-Myers: Helping Jail Detainees With Mental Illnesses Start a New Life

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As director of Fulton County Judicial Behavioral Health Services in Atlanta, McClary-Myers said she is "just a person that wants to help. That's my passion, and I feel like my purpose is to help."