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McLean Institute Seeks Nominations for Sullivan Award

FEBRUARY 17, 2015  |  BY CHRISTINA STEUBE, UM COMMUNICATIONS

Sullivan Award student finalist trophies

Sullivan Award student finalist trophies

The McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement is seeking nominations for the 2015 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, which recognizes a University of Mississippi student, alumnus or community member who sets an outstanding example of selfless service to others.

“Recognizing and celebrating service is crucial to the mission of the McLean Institute, which supports transformation through service,” said Albert Nylander, the institute’s director. “The Sullivan Award is an opportunity to honor a student and community member who have made our community a better place because of their humble service to others.”

This is the second year the McLean Institute will present the award at the Celebration of Service event to one student (graduate or undergraduate) and one UM alumnus or member of the Lafayette-Oxford-University community, including faculty members.

“The humble servant is the individual we seek to recognize with the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award,” said Steve McDavid, president of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation. “Rather than honoring servant leaders, the Sullivan Award shines light on those whose selfless efforts behind the scenes touch the lives of those in their community.”

The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award was established in 1890 to honor individuals who demonstrate nobility of character through service. The award recognizes those who put service and the community above themselves and who show honesty, morality, ethics, integrity, responsibility, determination, courage and compassion. Prime candidates are those who serve others without seeking recognition.

The award is a bronze medallion along with a framed certificate describing the award.

To nominate someone deserving of recognition for outstanding community service, click here.