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.

this photo shows Auburn University gymnast Sylvia Meredith in action on the beam

This Sullivan Award Recipient Is Also a Gymnastics Star at Auburn University

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Prior to the pandemic, Meredith Sylvia tutored and mentored middle and elementary school kids. During COVID-19, she has fostered more than 20 Humane Society animals in need of a home.

Esteemed Professor, Two Students Receive 2021 Sullivan Award from Auburn University

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Political Science Professor Steven Brown and College of Sciences and Mathematics students William Illiano and Meredith Sylvia are this year’s recipients of the prestigious Sullivan Award.

Sullivan Scholar Sarah Guest of Vanderbilt Aims to Become a School Leader

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Currently a third-grade teacher in Antioch, Tenn. and pursuing her master's degree, Sarah Guest talks about how her experiences at Vandy have helped her "gain more confidence in my strengths as a leader in education."

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

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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

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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

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