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.

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

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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

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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

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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."

Single Mom and Education Major Dina Altwam Receives Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award at Clemson

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As a leader of Clemson's Muslim Student Association, Altwam has overcome hateful attacks and concerns about her personal safety with "the instinct to educate and show grace."
this photo shows Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award winner Rhondda Robinson Thomas of Clemson University

Dr. Rhondda Robinson Thomas Receives Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award for Faculty/Staff at Clemson

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Dr. Thomas was honored for her exhaustive research documenting the contributions of six generations of both enslaved and free people at Clemson University and the land on which it stands.

King University Honors Tristen Luu and Steve Playl With Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards

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Luu is a longtime mission volunteer with plans to attend medical school, while Playl is a former pastor and columnist for newspapers in Kentucky and Tennessee.