Nominations Now Being Accepted for Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award
The 2022 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award winners, left to right, Sam Miglarese, Liyu Woldemichael, and Amanda Joos. Photo by Stephen Schramm.
Nominations are now being accepted for the Algernon Sydney Sullivan award, which will be presented April 18 to a graduating senior, a graduate/professional student and a Duke University or Duke Health faculty member or staff person for their service to the community.
The New York Southern Society established the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards in 1925 in memory of Sullivan, 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 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, submit a letter of nomination describing the 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.
Strong nominations have multiple letters of support and can be submitted either as one nomination or multiple nominations. Nominations of individuals who have not been previously recognized for their contributions to the community are also encouraged.
The nomination form is on the Provost's website. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Monday, March 4.
For more information about nominations, contact Sarah Cline. For questions regarding the nomination form or process, contact Jennifer Goins.