Sullivan Stars

Meet tomorrow’s changemakers, including Sullivan Award winners and Sullivan Scholars at our partner schools, and discover how they are placing service above self to help others in their communities and campuses and build a better world.

Dr. Sarah Imam of The Citadel Teaches Students the Human Side of Medicine

Dr. Imam, a past Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award recipient and a professor of health and human performance at The Citadel, hasn't forgotten that patients are people, too, and she makes sure her students don't forget either.

Past Sullivan Award Winner Helps Prepare Girls of Color for Careers in Science

Dr. Cagney Coomer, who recently earned her Ph.D. in biology from the University of Kentucky, founded the Nerd Squad to introduce girls of color from low-income communities to exciting career possibilities in STEM.
this photo shows Zachary Wilson, the recipient of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Scholarship at Rust College

Zachary Wilson Receives Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation Scholarship at Rust College

Wilson is the second recipient of the Sullivan Scholarship at the historically black college in Holly Springs, Miss.

Eric Johnson Develops Rust Innovation Lab to Promote Student Leadership and Entrepreneurship at Rust College

Johnson, a Rust College senior, wants to help fellow students put their ideas for social change and racial justice into practice to build a better society.
this photo shows Neely Griggs, 2020 recipient of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award and an animal welfare advocate, handing a puppy to a little girl at Mississippi Mutts in Oxford, Mississippi.

Sullivan Award Winner Keeps Puppy Tails Wagging for Pet Rescue Organization

When University of Mississippi senior Neely Griggs isn't rescuing stray dogs and transporting them to homes up north, she’s reaching out to help her fellow humans in need.
this photo shows Sullivan Scholarship recipient Morgan Crowe in a Lees-McRae College shirt

Special Education Major Morgan Crowe Receives Sullivan Scholarship at Lees-McRae College

The Sullivan Scholar, a graduate of Jay M. Robinson High School, said she has "always had a passion for working with kids in the special-needs environment and can easily connect with them and form bonds."