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.

Luz Cabrera: Becoming a Global Citizen

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As a student at Rollins College, this Sullivan Award recipient was so determined to take a group of activists to a human rights march in St. Pete, she taught herself to drive a school bus.
this photo shows Dani Biggs performing a West African dance number

Dani Biggs: Tapping into the Arts to Tell People's Stories at NYC's Public Theater

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“I always found it weird that the tights and jazz shoes didn’t match my skin color,” said Biggs, a dancer and past Sullivan Award recipient from Elon University. “But you should go that extra mile to stand out and be yourself."

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.