Shreveport Resident Clair Carter Receives Prestigious Sullivan Award from Oglethorpe University

ATLANTA, GA (04/25/2012)(readMedia)-- Oglethorpe University senior Clair Carter, a religious studies major, received the university's first annual Mary Mildred Sullivan Award on April 10, 2012. Oglethorpe was selected in 2011 by the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation to have the honor of presenting the highly prized Algernon Sydney Sullivan and Mary Mildred Sullivan Awards to two deserving seniors.The awards are given annually to a man and a woman whose remarkable character and dedication to service sets them apart as examples to others. Carter is an Oglethorpe University Civic Engagement Scholar and is a member of Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity, Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society and the Oglethorpe University Honor Council. She has been admitted to the Emory Candler School of Theology for graduate studies and plans to become a missionary.

The Algernon Sydney Sullivan and Mary Mildred Sullivan Awards were created nearly 100 years ago to honor the service of the husband and wife for whom the awards are named. Sullivan Awards, represented by a bronze medallion, are highly prized. Previous recipients who have proven their ability to live up to the standards set by this honor range from First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt to Fred Rogers, noted star of children's television.

Founded in 1835, Oglethorpe University is a leading liberal arts and sciences university which enrolls 1,100 students representing 34 states and 28 countries. Oglethorpe is named among U.S. News & World Report's Best Liberal Arts Colleges, Forbes' America's Best Colleges, and Princeton Review's named Oglethorpe a Best Southeastern College in its 2012 edition of The Best 376 Colleges. Oglethorpe is a member of the Annapolis Group, an organization of America's most selective liberal arts institutions. For seven consecutive years, Oglethorpe has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for commitment to and achievement in community service. Oglethorpe is home to the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art and to Georgia Shakespeare, the professional theatre-in-residence. OU currently competes in the NCAA Division III Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. Website:

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