Diversity and Community Engagement

The University of Mississippi

Sullivan Award Winners – 2014-2019

The 2019 Celebration of Service took place on April 10, 2019. The 2019 honorees were:

LOU Community Member: Libby Lytle

UM Staff Member: Karen Peairs

UM Faculty Member: Anne Cafer and David Calder

UM Student: Krista Oliver


The 2018 Celebration of Service took place on April 3, 2018. The 2018 honorees were:

Sullivan Award Recipient – Community Member: Ann G. O’Dell

Sullivan Award Recipient – University of Mississippi Student: Terrius Harris

Sullivan Award Finalists – University of Mississippi Students: Zacchaeus McEwen, Sarah Robinson, and Yujing Zhang


The 2017 Celebration of Service took place on April 5, 2017. The 2017 honorees were:

Sullivan Award Recipient – Community Member: Jo Ann O’Quin

Sullivan Award Recipient – University of Mississippi Alumnus: Don Cole

Sullivan Award Recipient – University of Mississippi Student: Miller Richmond

Sullivan Award Finalists – University of Mississippi Students: Austin Powell, Acacia Santos, and Charlie Walker


The 2016 Celebration of Service took place on April 6, 2016. The 2016 honorees were:

Sullivan Award Recipient – Community Member: Barbara Wortham

Sullivan Award Recipient – University of Mississippi Student: Ann-Marie Herod

Sullivan Award Finalists – University of Mississippi Students: Tobi Ku, Caroline Loveless, Patrick Reed, and Bethany Summerford


The 2015 Celebration of Service took place on April 14th, 2015. The 2015 honorees were:

Sullivan Award Recipient: Chancellor Dan Jones

Sullivan Award Recipient – Community Member: Darryail Whittington

Sullivan Award Recipient – University of Mississippi Student: Deterrian Shackelford

Sullivan Award Finalists – University of Mississippi Students: Sarah Ball and Felicia Pollard


The Sullivan Award was presented at the Inaugural Celebration of Service on April 9th, 2014. The 2014 honorees were:

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