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Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award Nominations

Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award Nominations

Nominate a graduating senior and faculty member, staff or graduate/professional student by March 2

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Durham, NC - Nominations are now being accepted for the prestigious Algernon Sydney Sullivan award, which will be presented to a Duke graduating senior in April 2012, and to a Duke University and Health System faculty member, staff or graduate/professional student in May 2012.

Nominations are due by March 2.

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 19th century. The award seeks to perpetuate the excellence of character and humanitarian service of Sullivan by recognizing and honoring in others such qualities as:

  • Recognition of Selflessness
  • Generosity of Service
  • Nobility of Character
  • Person of Integrity
  • Depth of Spirituality

To recommend a member of the Duke community for either category, please submit a letter of nomination in which you describe and evaluate your candidate's "characteristics of heart, mind, and conduct as evidence of a spirit of love and helpfulness to other men and women."  Give specific examples of how this individual's actions have directly affected the lives of others.

The nomination form is available through the Provost's website.

Please forward faculty/staff/graduate student nominations to Sam Miglarese, Office of Community Affairs, Box 90433 or by email to

Please forward Duke Undergraduate (seniors only) nominations to Domonique Redmond, Duke Community Service Center, Box 90827 or by email to

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