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.

Past Sullivan Award Recipient Named to List of "People to Watch" in NYC's Theatre Community

Danielle Biggs, an Elon alumnus, wants to create a “limitless world” for young Black children pursuing the arts and education.
this is a photo of Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award recipient Lucy Burch playing tennis for Huntingdon College

Lucy Burch, a "Unicorn" at Huntingdon College, Honored With Sullivan Award

The tennis star "has a clear sense of calling, a multitude of spiritual gifts, and a well of faith that will sustain her for years to come," says College Chaplain Rhett Butler.

John Amodeo, One of Three Duke Sullivan Award Recipients, Teaches Children's Ministry in Durham

Amodeo also volunteers at a vaccination clinic, while Tatayana Richardson mentors students for success and Dr. Anika Lucas provides implicit bias training to nephrologists and performs service work in Kenya.

Joel Iwaskiewicz: A Life Dedicated to Pursuit of Systematic Change

As a fighter for the rights of disadvantaged communities, this Rhodes College graduate says his political activism “has energized and focused my service life.” 

Danielle Biggs: "Lean into Your Truest Self and Lead Out Loud!”

A passionate supporter of the arts, this Elon University graduate has coped with "fleeting bouts of imposter syndrome" on her way to becoming a "fierce female leader" and changemaker in her community.

UA Sullivan Award Recipients Focus on Food Insecurity, Dangers of Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Caitlyn McTier was in the fourth grade when she started an anti-hunger nonprofit for her fellow students, while Eric Harrison, a recovering addict, created an organization to help children of addicted parents.