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Citadel News Service
4 May 2013

Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award citations

The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award is bestowed upon Cadet Tyler Leonard Woolum

1209460_woolum headshotCadet Tyler Leonard Woolum's passion for putting others before himself and his dedication to servant leadership has earned him selection as the cadet recipient of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award for 2013.

A native of Pineville, Kentucky, Cadet Woolum is a Health, Exercise and Sport Science major who has an inclination toward 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 serves as 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 a willing and enthusiastic volunteer who can be counted upon to recruit others in his company to support community service projects.

Cadet Woolum's many volunteer activities include preparing meals for families staying at Charleston's Ronald McDonald House as well as recruiting volunteers to work with a cancer survivor organization. He also organized cadets to help with the Kids Run for the Cooper River Bridge Run.

Cadet Woolum's desire to help others and his dedication to his fellow classmates exemplifies the principled leadership embodied in The Citadel's core values and the selfless service that the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award celebrates.

Therefore, in recognition of his service to others and dedication to the betterment of the community, The Citadel is proud to present the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award to Cadet Tyler Leonard Woolum.


The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award is bestowed upon Samuel Godfrey Evans III

sam evansThe non-cadet recipient of the 2013 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award is a person whose voice is known to thousands of Bulldog fans and will soon be known to our audience today. Samuel G. Evans III will be reading the names of graduates as they cross the stage to accept their diplomas. Mr. Evans, who has capably and willingly served in dozens of capacities at the college for 35 years, is a most fitting recipient of this award which honors excellence of character and service to others.

A member of The Citadel Class of 1978, Mr. Evans joined the college staff shortly after graduation. Since then, he has used his talents to serve this college wherever he is needed, touching the lives of hundreds of people along the way.

He joined The Citadel as Deputy Director of The Citadel Summer Camp and served as a role model and mentor for staff and campers alike. Mr. Evans has worked with Cadet Activities and was advisor to The Brigadier, guiding the staff of cadets to produce an award-winning college newspaper. He has served as a company academic advisor and was also director of the first Cadet Talent Show.

Since 1990, Mr. Evans has published The Citadel Alumni Association's magazine, helping alumni stay connected to the college and to each other. He also directed the Sesquicentennial Tattoo and Tattoo II in 1993 and 1994, and more recently, helped create the Twilight Parade that has become an integral part of homecoming weekend.

No one on campus has a greater institutional knowledge than Mr. Evans. He generously shares his knowledge with new staff members who are trying to understand the unique ways of The Citadel.

The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award was established by the New York Southern Society in 1925 and has been presented at The Citadel since 1933. In recognition of the dedication, loyalty and service to this community, The Citadel is proud to present the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award to Samuel Godfrey Evans III.

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