Sullivan Connections

The Sullivan Foundation offers programming, events and resources to help university faculty/staff and students lead changemaking efforts on their campuses and in their communities. Check back regularly to learn about our latest initiatives to help our partner schools make a lasting social impact.

Sullivan Foundation to Launch Leadership and Entrepreneurship Coursework Program in 2022

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An advisory board of faculty members from 18 partner schools developed detailed programs and coursework to provide a clear path for students hoping to become leaders and changemakers with the skills to make a real difference.
this photo shows Sullivan Scholarship recipient Beatrice Adams at the library of Lees-McRae College

UK Changemaker Comes to Lees-McRae College on a $10,000 Sullivan Scholarship

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Beatrice Adams and fellow Sullivan Scholarship recipient Morgan Crowe are already working with Sullivan campus liaison Amy Anderson, LMC's dean of business and management, to develop a community change-making project.

Study Abroad in Strasbourg, France Next Summer for Under $4,000

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Students in the Sullivan Foundation network of partner schools can receive $2,000 in scholarships for next summer's Study Abroad France program, titled Leading for Impact & Innovation, in Strasbourg.

How Sarah Scott Discovered That Special Education Was Her Calling in Life

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"Relationships and community can be a salve for anything," says the Sullivan Award recipient, whose time at Converse College convinced her that she could lead social change by working with exceptional children.
this photo shows Robert O'Hara, a recipient of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award from Coker University

Robert O'Hara: Creating an Inclusive Environment for College Students

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When this 2010 Sullivan Award recipient heard that the Coker University provost wanted to talk to him about something, he started trying to "craft a defense" in case he was in trouble.
This photo shows Jared Belcher, currently a pastor at Arrowhead Church in Morristown, Tennessee, who received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award at Carson-Newman University in 2014.

Jared Belcher: Listen to Your "Enemies" to Better Understand Their Fears and Suffering

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With a commitment to Asset Based Community Development, this 2014 Sullivan Award recipient and Arrowhead Church pastor wants to build a more empathetic culture to heal the country's divisions.