Each year, Alice Lloyd College has the honor of awarding one male and one female senior with awards made possible by the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation. This foundation has been a supporter of the College since 1971 and has provided scholarship assistance for many of our alumni through the years.
The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation, now located in Oxford, Mississippi, was chartered in New York in 1934. Its purpose is to promote service to others and service to the broader community—values exemplified by Algernon and Mary Mildred Sullivan, the parents of the organization’s founder.
In addition to providing support for financial aid to small private colleges located primarily in the Appalachian region, the Sullivan Foundation also collaborates with 53 southeastern colleges and universities in presenting awards in memory of Algernon and Mary Mildred Sullivan. The two awards at Alice Lloyd College are a testament to the character of the recipients; these students are considered to be the ambassadors of the College, and their character and service to others are seen as a direct reflection of the values of the College.
This year’s Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award was presented to Mr. Brandon Hayes, a Social Studies Education major from Jackson, Kentucky. The Mary Mildred Sullivan award was given to Ms. McKinzie Miracle, a Biology major from Middlesboro, Kentucky. These awards were presented by Mrs. Priscilla Fraley, Director of Foundation and Corporate Giving, during the annual ALC Honors Day.