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

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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.

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

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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

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