Algernon Awards presented to a cadet and Alumni Affairs staffer
Each year, The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award is given to a cadet and a faculty or staff member who demonstrate excellence of character and service to humanity. The award was established by the New York Society in 1925 and has been presented at The Citadel since 1933.
This year's cadet recipient of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award is Tyler Leonard Woolum.
A native of Pineville, Ky., Cadet Woolum is a Health, Exercise and Sport Science major who believes in service to others. As the Human Affairs Officer for Foxtrot Company, Cadet Woolum has developed a reputation for being hard working, motivated and empathetic.
He is a mentor and source of reassurance for freshmen and fellow cadets who are experiencing problems at the college or in their personal lives. Cadet Woolum is also an enthusiastic volunteer who can be counted upon to recruit others to support community service projects.
Through his practice of servant leadership, Cadet Woolum models the principled leadership embodied in The Citadel's core values and the selfless service celebrated by this award.
Therefore, in recognition of his commitment to others and to the betterment of the community, The Citadel is proud to present the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award to Cadet Tyler Leonard Woolum.
The non-cadet recipient of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award is a person known to thousands of Bulldog fans by his voice. Members of this audience will also know that voice as he reads the names of graduates when they cross the stage to receive their diplomas.
Samuel Evans is the non-cadet recipient of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award. A member of the Class of 1978, Mr. Evans is a bedrock on this campus. He has spent his entire career here, joining the staff shortly after graduation to serve as deputy director of The Citadel Summer Camp.
Over the years, Mr. Evans has touched hundreds of lives, working behind the scenes to offer help and make The Citadel look better. While working with cadet activities, he was adviser to The Brigadier and helped cadets produce an award-winning college newspaper. He directed the cadet talent shows and the Sesquicentennial Tattoo, and announced The Citadel's football and basketball games for years. More recently, Mr. Evans created the script for the Twilight Parade – a highlight of every homecoming weekend.
For more than two decades, Mr. Evans has been editor of The Citadel's Alumni Magazine, helping alumni stay connected to events at the college and to each other.
His institutional knowledge – unmatched on this campus – is helpful to new staff members trying to understand the unique ways of The Citadel. Therefore, in recognition of his service and dedication to this college, The Citadel is proud to present the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award to Samuel Evans.