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Cadet, professor receive Algernon Sydney Sullivan awards

The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award is a bronze medallion presented by The Citadel through the New York Southern Society to students and faculty in recognition of high thought and noble endeavor.

Psychology Professor Julie Ann Lipovsky and Cadet Nolan Moore were recognized as the awards’ recipients during the Class of 2014 commencement exercise Saturday, May 10, 2014.

algernon_julie_citadel_02174059Dr. Julie Ann Lipovsky

Dr. Julie Ann Lipovsky joined the Department of Psychology faculty in 1993, and in the two decades since her impact on The Citadel and the Charleston community has been extensive. A valued professor and psychologist, Dr. Lipovsky has taken on the challenge of improving The Citadel environment by spearheading a number of programs on campus to help students, faculty, and staff become more aware and understanding of diversity in all its forms. She is the leader of The Citadel National Coalition Building Institute team, which has trained approximately 100 faculty, staff, and students in experiential workshops on diversity. She has partnered with South Carolina Equality to implement Safe Zone workshops to enhance the understanding and awareness of the needs of our diverse community. She has also created programs for Women’s History Month. As a teacher and a member of the campus community, she has modeled the importance of kindness, respect, consideration and sympathy. In recognition of her passionate and relentless work to ensure that all members of The Citadel community feel respected, The Citadel is proud to present Dr. Lipovsky with the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award.

algernon_nolanCadet Major Nolan Ronald Moore

A native of Lynchburg, South Carolina, Cadet Major Nolan Ronald Moore is a history major who has distinguished himself through his compassionate and humanitarian spirit. As a cadet, he has selflessly used his free time to make a difference in the lives of others. At the First Friends Preschool in Sri Lanka, he taught English as a second language to underprivileged children. He assisted children with mathematics and literature at the St. Francis Boys’ Home, and he taught English in Guatemala at the Asociación Rosa del Amor to girls who were victims of sexual or physical abuse. He has also volunteered at an orphanage and at an elderly care facility, and he served as a leader intern at the Children’s Defense Fund to improve literacy for underprivileged children. At La Puerta de Esperanza, a program that assists Hispanic people in Greenwood, South Carolina, he gave taught English as a second language and gave music lessons. He also mentors and coaches inner city students through the First Tee of Greater Charleston organization. In recognition of his servant leadership and his concern for the underprivileged, The Citadel is proud to award Cadet Major Nolan Ronald Moore with the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award.