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.

Toy Story: How Amanda Arseneau Jumped Off the Corporate Ladder and Found True Success With My Little Pony

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This Sullivan Award recipient from the University of the Cumberlands overcame generalized anxiety disorder and freed herself from the corporate world to build a business she loves, Amanda's Treasure Dungeon.

Elizabeth Rogg: Doing the Most Good

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Working with children in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya, sparked this Sullivan Award recipient's passion for social work and breaking the cycle of systemic poverty.

The Wonderful, Wonderful Life of Anne Matthews

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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

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"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

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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!”

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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.