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Citadel News Service
7 May 2016

Professor and graduating cadet receive Algernon Sydney Sullivan awards

Professor Tiffany Silverman and Cadet Louis Boyd recognized for thought leadership

The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award is a bronze medallion presented by the Provost of The Citadel at graduation each year through the New York Southern Society to a student and a faculty member in recognition of high thought and noble endeavor. The 2015-16 recipients of the awards are Tiffany Silverman, director of The Citadel Fine Arts Program, and Cadet Louis Boyd.

As the Director of The Citadel Fine Arts Program, Tiffany Silverman, is responsible for transforming several existing courses into a full-scale Fine Arts curriculum that has sparked passion among cadets and has become one of the fastest-growing minors at the college. While cultivating enthusiasm for the arts on campus, Silverman has also brought the South Carolina Corps of Cadets outside the gates into the vibrant cultural landscape of Charleston through art walks and gallery tours. She has captured the attention of artists and donors who otherwise would not have visited campus, and through the Charleston Strong mural, she helped the city of Charleston heal the wounds of a tragic event.

When India Company needed strong leadership, Cadet Louis Boyd was handpicked to command the struggling cadet company. Under his keen watch, India Company was awarded the Regimental Commander’s Bowl for the highest overall performance in the training of cadre and their freshman, and for the first time in years, the company had a freshman retention rate of 100 percent through the cadre period. India Company had the highest overall semester and cumulative GPA in the Corps. In addition to his leadership in the Corps of Cadets, Boyd has been a servant leader in his hometown of St. Paul, Minnesota, where he has generously given his time by fundraising and volunteering with several nonprofit organizations.

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