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.

Joel Iwaskiewicz: A Life Dedicated to Pursuit of Systematic Change

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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!”

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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

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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.

Troy University Recognizes Three Changemakers With Sullivan Awards

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Students Oshea Beckford and Martavious Ginyard and instructor Annie Percy received the prestigious award for outstanding service in their communities.
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.