Sidney Carol Hall, a graduating senior with “a true servant’s heart,” received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award at Sullivan Foundation partner school Huntingdon College earlier this month.

Hall, the daughter of Angel and Rick Hall (pictured above) of Dothan, Ala., earned her degree in communication studies with a minor in art. She was a Huntingdon Hawks cheerleader, a member of the homecoming court, treasurer for the Student Government Association, and a Huntingdon College Ambassador. As a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, she served as chaplain and earned membership in honor societies Lambda Pi Eta, Phi Theta Kappa and Sigma Kappa Delta. Active in campus ministries, she was the student ministry intern at Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church.

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According to a statement from Huntingdon College, Hall “has a true servant’s heart that shines through in her work with Huntingdon’s campus ministries, the Huntingdon Leadership Academy, and in her relationships with her classmates, peers, faculty and administration.”

Classmates described Hall as “someone who is loyal and humble, places the needs of others before her own, and whose daily actions are guided by her faith.”

Nobility of character is key to winning the Sullivan Award, according to the Sullivan Foundation’s requirements for the award: “We reserve the word ‘noble’ carefully for those whose greatness is not spent in their own interests … for one who goes outside the narrow circle of self-interest and begins to spend themselves for the interest of mankind.”

The recipient also should possess “fine spiritual qualities, practically applied to daily living,” such that the “spiritual standard of the institution may be judged by the character of the person to whom the award is made.”

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