Huntingdon News

April 22, 2010
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Patrick Carnathan Receives Huntingdon’s 2010 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award

Patrick Carnathan
Patrick Carnathan, of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., center,
with his parents, Nancy and Clay Carnathan, holds the
medal and framed Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award
certificate from Huntingdon College.

Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College honored senior Christian Education major Patrick Carnathan of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, with the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award during the College’s annual Awards Day Convocation earlier this month.

The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award was established by the New York Southern Society in 1925 in memory of Mr. Sullivan, a southerner who became a prominent lawyer, businessman, and philanthropist in New York in the late 19th century. The award seeks to perpetuate the excellence of character and humanitarian service exemplified by Sullivan by recognizing and honoring such qualities in others. The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation established the award, offered at select colleges and universities in the southern United States, in the hope that the recipient possess spiritual qualities such that the “spiritual standard of the institution may be judged by the character of the person to whom the award is made.”

In presenting the award to Carnathan, associate vice president for communications and marketing Su Ofe read:

“Patrick is a tireless and selfless leader who has been involved throughout his time at the College as a resident assistant, men’s tennis player, community service participant, audio-visual technician, mission trip participant, and a member of the Campus Ministries Leadership Council. [...] Patrick is a leader of leaders and holds himself to the highest standards of faith, morality, and citizenship, while at the same time simply serving wherever there is a need. [...] In every way, he is deserving of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award.”

Carnathan, the son of Clay and Nancy Carnathan of Ft. Walton Beach, has served as a Huntingdon student chaplain for two years and has been described as the “backbone” of the Campus Ministries program during his time at the College. He produces and creates PowerPoint and audio-visual displays for Chapel and Emerge worship services, as well as setting up and taking down equipment for those events. He has volunteered to run the sound-board to make possible such events as a community-wide political debate held on campus last year and a news conference announcing Huntingdon’s partnership with First United Methodist Church for the development of programs to benefit the community.

Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college. The College motto is “Enter to grow in wisdom; go forth to apply wisdom in service.”


Su Ofe
Associate Vice President for Communications and Marketing
1500 East Fairview Avenue • Montgomery, Alabama 36106
Office: (334) 833-4515 • Cell: (334) 324-6591


Su Ofe
Associate Vice President for
Communications and Marketing
Office: (334) 833-4515
Cell: (334) 324-6591

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