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.

The Wonderful, Wonderful Life of Anne Matthews

A 2020 Sullivan Award winner and Coker University alumnus, Matthews’ work with Rotary International has taken her around the world on a mission to eradicate hunger and polio.

The Church and the Classroom Are Holy Places for Dr. Ray Penn

"If you throw your life into helping others, happiness will perch on your shoulder. Happiness is a byproduct of servanthood," says the 2001 Sullivan Award recipient from Lincoln Memorial University.

Joel Iwaskiewicz: A Life Dedicated to Pursuit of Systematic Change

As a fighter for the rights of disadvantaged communities, this Rhodes College graduate says his political activism “has energized and focused my service life.” 

Danielle Biggs: "Lean into Your Truest Self and Lead Out Loud!”

A passionate supporter of the arts, this Elon University graduate has coped with "fleeting bouts of imposter syndrome" on her way to becoming a "fierce female leader" and changemaker in her community.

Julie Copeland: Time Can Be Your Greatest Ally and Your Worst Enemy

This Wofford College alumnus and Sullivan Award recipient chose a career in HR because "human capital is an organization's greatest asset, and, hence, I wanted to have an influence and impact on people."

Police Psychologist Kimberly Miller Works Through Law Enforcement to Help the Underserved

Dr. Miller, a 1993 Auburn graduate and Sullivan Award winner, believes God put her on the planet to make it a better place.