Duke University Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award

Nominations are not currently being accepted. Please see below for more information about the award and current and past recipients.

Description of the Sullivan Award

In 2003, Duke University re-joined approximately 50 other Southern universities in presenting the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award. This award program, sponsored by the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation, recognizes one graduating senior and one member of the faculty, staff (House Staff included), or graduate student body of Duke University or Duke Health for their outstanding commitment to service.

The New York Southern Society established the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards in 1925 in memory of Mr. Sullivan, a southerner who became a prominent lawyer, businessman and philanthropist in New York in the late nineteenth century. The award seeks to perpetuate the excellence of character and humanitarian service of Algernon Sydney Sullivan by recognizing and honoring such qualities in others.

Duke University gives this award annually to a graduating senior and a member of the faculty, staff (House Staff included), or graduate student body to recognize members of the Duke community who have demonstrated noble character and acted as humble servants, placing service to others before self-interest.

The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award committee desires that this prestigious opportunity for recognition be available to students and employees alike regardless of their role at the University. This ensures that all who make significant contributions to the campus community and the community at large will be considered as candidates for this unique award.

 

Amanda Joos with Provost Sally Kornbluth
Amanda Joos with Provost Sally Kornbluth
Sam Miglarese with Provost Sally Kornbluth
Sam Miglarese with Provost Sally Kornbluth
Liyu Woldemichael with Provost Sally Kornbluth
Liyu Woldemichael with Provost Sally Kornbluth

Winners of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award at Duke University

2022

Faculty/graduate student/staff winners
Amanda Joos – citation
Sam Miglarese – citation

Student Winner
Liyu Woldemichael – citation

2021

Faculty/graduate student/staff winners
John Amodeo — citation
Anika Lucas — citation

Student winner — Tatayana Richardson — citation

2020

Faculty winner — Christopher Kelsey — citation
Student winner — Grace Smith — citation

2019

Staff winner — Niasha Fray — citation

Student winners
Idalis French - citation
Moreen Njoroge - citation

2018

Staff winner — Robert Byrd — citation
Student winner — Isaiah Carter — citation

2017

Faculty winner — Rick Hoyle — citation
Student winner —  Lauren Harper  — citation

2016

Faculty winner — Sherryl Broverman — citation
Student winner — Quinn Holmquist — citation

2015

Staff winner — Brad Fulton — citation
Student winner — Rasheed Alhadi — citation

2014

Staff winner — Robert Newlin — citation
Student winner — Hannah Ward — citation

2013

Staff winner — Geoffrey Mock — citation
Student winner — Kathleen Perry — citation

2012

Staff winner — Barbara Dotson — citation
Student winner — Harrison Hines — citation

2011

Staff winners
Barbara Lau — citation
Sarah Woodard — citation

Student winner — Alice Mao — citation

2010

Staff winner – Jim Wilkerson — citation
Student winner – Jesse Huddleston

2009

Staff winner – Annapurna Deo — citation
Student winner – Greg Akinbiyi

2008

Staff winner – Jude C. Jonassaint — citation
Student winner – Claire Lauterbach

2007

Staff winners 
Claude Stubblefield — citation
David Edwards — citation

Student winners 
Ben Abram
Trisha Bailey

2006

Staff winner – Zachary McNish — citation
Student winner – William Hwang

2005

Staff winner – Joseph B. Jackson — citation
Student winner – Mary Ellison Baars

2004

Staff winner – The Reverend Elizabeth Wade Grant — citation

Student winners 
Victoria Elizabeth Hogan
Sourav Sengupta

2003

Staff winner – Jennifer Garst, M.D. — citation
Student winner – Elizabeth Ann Brantley