Dothan’s Adam Cotant Receives Huntingdon’s 2009 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award
Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College honored senior biology major Adam Cotant of Dothan, Alabama, with the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award during its annual Awards Day Convocation April 20.
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. Huntingdon College is one of several southern colleges and universities that present the Sullivan award each year to a graduating senior in the College community.
In her nomination of Cotant, Huntingdon director of alumni advancement Martie McEnerney wrote, “Adam Cotant exemplifies the quality of young man described in the Foundation’s nomination criteria, as one does ‘notice in him some distinct quality which overtops like qualities in other men.’ He truly possesses character and spiritual qualities that one can only hope others would use when ‘judging the spiritual standard of our institution.’”
Cotant, who will graduate in May, serves as a youth leader at Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church, where he leads a class of ninth grade boys. He has also volunteered as a leader during the student ministry’s annual Koinonia and Disciples Now events. Cotant also serves as a Huntingdon College Ambassador and a resident assistant.
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.”