Huntingdon’s 2009 Mary Mildred Sullivan Award Honors Long-Time Trustee
Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College honored College Board of Trustees vice chairman John Albritton of Montgomery with the Mary Mildred Sullivan Award during its annual Awards Day Convocation April 20.
The Mary Mildred Sullivan Award seeks to perpetuate the excellence of character and humanitarian service of the late Mrs. Sullivan, wife of philanthropist Algernon Sydney Sullivan, by recognizing and honoring such qualities in others. The award, sponsored by the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation, is given only by selected “representative institutions” to non-student members of their college communities. The award honors persons who demonstrate a “spirit of helpfulness and an awareness of the beauty and value of the intangible elements of life.”
A retired banker and attorney, Albritton has served Huntingdon College as a member of the Board of Trustees since 1991 and as the board’s vice chairman since 2003. In presenting the award, Huntingdon President J. Cameron West said, “A servant heart, a genuine love of mankind, and a noble spirit and character are traits that define the life of Mr. John Albritton. [...] Mr. Albritton is a tireless advocate for Huntingdon College, and he has given unselfishly of his time, his energy, and his resources to advance the College.”
Albritton has served on the board of directors for Faith Radio for 20 years. The mission of Faith Radio is to serve the Christian community and strengthen the family unit and the local church to provide spiritual encouragement and personal challenge with a Christ-centered focus through Biblical teaching, relevant information, and uplifting music to the glory of God.
Deeply involved in the Montgomery community, Albritton is a member of the Bar Association and has served as president of the Montgomery Jaycees, chairman of the Jaycees’ Junior Miss program, president of the United Way, and chairman of the United Way campaign, among numerous leadership roles. He has also served on the board of directors of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Montgomery Lions Club.
Albritton and his wife, Ann, are active members of Trinity Presbyterian Church, where he serves as an elder, deacon, Clerk of the Session, and is a member of the Congregational Care Committee.
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.”