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.

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.
photo of Carly Malcolm of Clemson University

Clemson Honors Carly Malcolm, Activist on Behalf of Survivors of Sexual Assault, With Sullivan Award

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Malcolm has combined her interests in health policy and gender equity to improve the Clemson community by addressing issues of sexual assault and domestic violence and support services for survivors.

Dewey and Barbara Trogdon, Berenice Fuentes Juarez Honored With Sullivan Awards from Guilford College

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The Trogdons are longtime benefactors of Guilford College, while Juarez is an accomplished servant leader who helps "get people excited about the work" in the classroom.

The Run for Black Lives: Josh Nadzam Raises Funds for NAACP in 26-Mile Marathon

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The cofounder of On the Move Art Studio and a 2012 Sullivan Award winner at the University of Kentucky, Nadzam believes "an injustice to one is an injustice to all."