sullivan foundation

The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award was created nearly 100 years ago to honor a man for whom the award is named. Algernon Sydney Sullivan was a lawyer, a devout Christian, a mediator, a powerful and appealing orator, a courageous citizen during perilous times, a noted philanthropist, and a devoted family man. In the words of a friend, Sullivan “reached out both hands in constant helpfulness to others.” And many were touched by him – from street beggars and Sunday School children, to the most powerful businessmen and politicians of the city. With all of them, he commanded affection and respect. Professionally, Sullivan was a founding partner of the Sullivan Cromwell law firm, one of the preeminent law firms in the nation. To honor his life of service to others, the award is given annually by the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation to recognize individuals whose “nobility of character” and dedication to service sets them apart as examples for others.

The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation facilitates annual awards on 54 college and university campuses, mostly in the Appalachian region of the Southeastern U.S. Participating colleges and universities may present the awards to students and to alumni or community members who meet the award criteria.

Awarded only in recognition of fine spiritual qualities, practically applied to daily living, as distinct from high scholarship, athletic achievement, success in business, professional ability, political leadership, or mere worldly prominence in any calling.

The awards are presented each year to one graduating senior and one to an adult member of the college or university’s community.

The Award itself is bronze medallion, accompanied by a framed certificate describing the Award and copy of a brief biography of Algernon Sydney Sullivan.

Campbellsville University Recipients

Dr. Joseph L. Owens

Dr. Joseph L. Owens

2016

Ms. Kristen Jacob

Ms. Kristen Jacob

2016

Dr. Donnie Gosser

Dr. Donnie Gosser

2015

Ms. Ellie McKinley

Ms. Ellie McKinley

2015

Mr. Paul Osborne

Mr. Paul Osborne

2014

Ms. Jacqueline Nelson

Ms. Jacqueline Nelson

2014

Mr. Henry Lee

Mr. Henry Lee

2013

Ms. Jordan Johnson

Ms. Jordan Johnson

2013

Dr. Larry Noe

Dr. Larry Noe

2012

Ms. Jordan Cornett

Ms. Jordan Cornett

2012

Dr. James E. Jones

Dr. James E. Jones

2011

Mr. Micah D. Spicer

Mr. Micah D. Spicer

2011

Dr. Ron Lewis

Dr. Ron Lewis

2010

Ms. Kristi Ensminger

Ms. Kristi Ensminger

2010

Mr. Mark Johnson

Mr. Mark Johnson

2009

Ms. Shajuana Ditto

Ms. Shajuana Ditto

2009

Dr. William D. Feltner

Dr. William D. Feltner

2008

Mr. Trent E. Creason

Mr. Trent E. Creason

2008

Dr. Robert Clark

Dr. Robert Clark

2007

Mr. Justin Watson

Mr. Justin Watson

2007

Dr. Ralph A. Tesseneer, Jr.

Dr. Ralph A. Tesseneer, Jr.

2006

Mr. Kwaku Osebreh

Mr. Kwaku Osebreh

2006

Dr. J. Chester Badgett

Dr. J. Chester Badgett

2005

Ms. Lori B. Rousey

Ms. Lori B. Rousey

2005

Rev. Van M. Thompson

Rev. Van M. Thompson

2004

Mrs. Betty Jane Gorin-Smith

Mrs. Betty Jane Gorin-Smith

2004

Dr. Forest Shely

Dr. Forest Shely

2003

Ms. Sarah E. Finney

Ms. Sarah E. Finney

2003