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2013–2014 Cultural and Community Events

 The 2014 Baccalaureate Service will be held at 5:00 p.m., Friday, May 16 

Graduation Information (Saturday, May 17, 2014)

Tyler Chaffee '15

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Tyler Chaffee '15

The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation

AF25 PhotoAlgernon Sydney Sullivan was a late nineteenth century New York lawyer who was a founding partner of the Sullivan Cromwell law firm, one of the preeminent law firms in the United States. He was a devout Christian man, an effective mediator, a powerful, compelling orator, a courageous citizen during perilous times, a noted philanthropist, and a devoted family man.  Mary Mildred Sullivan, born and reared in Winchester, Virginia, was an extraordinary woman. She demonstrated remarkable strength and fortitude during the Civil War, as she was a young southern woman living in New York City—a person whose sympathies lay with the southern region and with her brothers fighting for the Confederacy. She crossed enemy lines on several occasions to bring comfort and nursing care to her relatives and family friends.

The Algernon Sydney Sullivan and Mary Mildred Sullivan Awards were established by the New York Southern Society in 1925 in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan.  These awards seek to perpetuate the excellence of character and humanitarian service of Algernon and Mary Mildred Sullivan by recognizing and honoring such qualities in others, and are given only by selected “representative institutions” throughout the southern United States.

George Hammond Sullivan, the only child of Algernon and Mary Mildred Sullivan, established the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation in 1934 to perpetuate the estimable qualities and values of his mother and father. Since 1934, the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation has taken as its primary mission the inspiring of young people to lead lives of integrity, characterized by service above self and service to the community. The Foundation has sought to accomplish this goal in two ways: 1) through awarding scholarships to deserving college students; and 2) through presenting awards to graduating college seniors who have distinguished themselves in service to others and service to the community.

Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award Recipients

2010 Patrick Carnathan Class of 2010, Christian Education major, recognizing his community service and service to the College through his work with Campus Ministries


Adam Cotant

Class of 2009, Biology major, recognizing his work with Campus Ministries


Frankie Vorrosso

Class of 2009, Accounting major, recognizing his work with the SaveFirst program for low-income families


Mark Colson

Class of 2007, Business Administration major, recognizing his work with the Business Council of Alabama and MANE


Coleman Cosgrove

Class of 2006, Communication Studies major, recognizing his work in ministry


Robin Steele (Thornhill)

Class of 2005, Theater major, recognizing her work with theater and children’s theater


Crystal Bedwell (Langford)

Class of 2004, Communication Studies major, recognizing her work with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and with camps for children with cancer




Mary Mildred Sullivan Award Recipients

2010 The Reverend Brian Smith Class of 1994, Huntingdon College Chaplain and Director of Community Service


Mr. John Albritton

Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees, recognizing his work with Faith Radio and on behalf of the College and the community


Ms. Barbara White

Instructor of Accounting, recognizing her work with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the SaveFirst program


The Reverend Dr. Mark La Branche

Dean of Ligon Chapel and Senior Vice President, recognizing a long record of service with the Montgomery County School Board and numerous community projects, including the Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy


Ms. Suellen Ofe

Associate Vice President for Communications and Marketing, recognizing her work with PEO, an international non-profit organization raising money to support women’s education; and as youth minister for First Christian Church


Ms. Jean Rodgers

Retired, former Registrar, alumna; recognizing her many years of service to Huntingdon College and to the First United Methodist Church community


Chief Mike Ward

Chief of Security, recognizing many years of service as a foster parent and an elder at Immanuel Presbyterian Church


The Reverend Dr. Lawson Bryan

Senior Minister, First United Methodist Church, Dothan; member of the Board of Trustees


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