Inaugural Celebration of Service

Posted on: April 1st, 2014 by lemartin

The McLean Institute is honored to recognize an outstanding community member and University of Mississippi student with the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award. These awards will be presented at the Inaugural Celebration of Service on Wednesday, April 9 at 2pm in the Ballroom at the Inn at Ole Miss.

The Celebration of Service is free and open to the public, and all members of the Lafayette-Oxford-University community are invited to attend and celebrate the award recipients and finalists. The courtesy of an RSVP is appreciated no later than Wednesday, April 2, 2014 to Christine Wallace: or (662) 915-5203.

The 2014 honorees are as follows:

Sullivan Award Recipient – Community Member: Carol Van Besien

Sullivan Award Recipient – University of Mississippi Student: Mary-Haston Leary

Sullivan Award Finalists – University of Mississippi Students: Conner Clark, Deterrian “D.T.” Shackelford, and Devin Thomas

The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award was established in 1890 to honor individuals who exhibit nobility of character, exemplified by selfless service to others and the community. Award criteria emphasize placing service to others and the community before oneself, while embodying the qualities of honesty, morality, ethics, integrity, responsibility, determination, courage, and compassion. Individuals who do not actively seek recognition are prime candidates for this award.

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