Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award
Each year, Auburn University recognizes the efforts of three outstanding individuals who represent our institution through their unsurpassed humanitarian leadership and contributions to the community. Eligible recipients for the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award include one male and one female student from the 2014 graduating class as well as one non-student member of the campus community.
Faculty, students, staff, alumni and friends of the University are encouraged to nominate individuals they believe are deserving of this prestigious honor. Nomination packets should include (1) a letter of nomination, (2) resume or curriculum vitae, (3) newspaper articles or any other appropriate supporting documentation.
The 2014 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award was presented to seniors Azeem Ahmed and Courtney Bessemer, and William I. Sauser Jr., a faculty member in the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business.
Foy Spirit Award
The Foy Spirit Award is a $1000 scholarship given each year in honor of former Dean of Students Dr. James E. Foy and his late wife, Mrs. Emmalu Foy. The Foy family established the award to recognize and reward a student who exhibits exceptional qualities of leadership, character and a commitment to the Auburn community while maintaining a job to help fund education expenses.
About the Foys
Dean Foy first made his mark on Auburn's campus more than 50 years ago, yet his presence remains a mainstay to Auburn students still today. His wife Emmalu was not only his partner for 60 years, but was also involved with student leadership and promoting the Auburn spirit. The Foys enjoyed working closely with Auburn students, serving as advisors and mentors for nearly three decades, until Dean Foy's retirement in 1978.
A compassionate administrator who at one time worked several jobs to pay his way through college, Dean Foy was a model for undergraduate students faced with the challenges of balancing academics, work and service to Auburn’s campus. Overcoming such challenges while demonstrating excellence is to embody the “Foy Spirit” and epitomize the Auburn Creed.
Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
Each year, a select group of students is called forward to accept one of the most prestigious awards the academic community can bestow — selection to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. This exclusive honor is conferred by more than 2,842 schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Auburn students who are selected as recipients are a true reflection of the outstanding quality of the American college student.
Congratulations to our 2013-2014 recipients!