The Algernon Sydney Sullivan and Mary Mildred Sullivan Awards


Berry College was recently bestowed the honor of presenting the Algernon Sydney Sullivan and Mary Mildred Sullivan Awards at the spring Honors Convocation.

For nearly 100 years, the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation has given these awards to recognize individuals whose "nobility of character" and dedication to service sets them apart as examples for others. Sullivan awards are highly prized and, over the years, have been bestowed on many interesting people who have proven their ability to live up to the standards set by this honor. Past recipients of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan or Mary Mildred Sullivan Awards range from Eleanor Roosevelt to Fred Roger, noted star of children's television.

At Berry, the Sullivan Awards celebrate a male and a female graduating senior who demonstrate integrity in their interactions with others, provide vision for a better society, and give willingly and humbly to their neighbors. Awards are reserved for those individuals who perform extraordinary acts of kindness and helpfulness but have largely gone unrecognized. Further, those honored are leading lives of purpose for the common good as distinguished by their nobility of character, leadership skills, servant's heart, and spiritual values.

Nominations will be solicited from students, faculty and staff early spring semester. In mid-March, the Sullivan Awards Committee will review nominations and make recommendations of award recipients to the Cabinet for final approval.

Please note that these are not academic awards.

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