UM seeks nominations for annual Sullivan Award

Published 12:00 pm Friday, February 12, 2016

The McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement is seeking nominations for the 2016 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.

Individuals who volunteer without actively seeking recognition are the prime candidates for this award.

“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.”

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The awards will be presented at the Celebration of Service at 2 p.m. April 6 in the ballroom at the Inn at Ole Miss.

This is the third year the McLean Institute will present the award at the Celebration of Service event to one student – graduate or undergraduate — and one Ole Miss alumnus or member of the Lafayette-Oxford-University community, including faculty members. The award is presented in partnership with the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation and the Division of Volunteer Services in the Office of the Dean of Students.

To nominate someone deserving of recognition for outstanding community service, visit The deadline for nominations is Feb. 26.