Madison Criswell Honored with Mary Mildred Sullivan Award at LMU Commencement

Dr. Hess presents award to Madison Criswell

Mary Mildred Sullivan AwardLincoln Memorial University (LMU) Vice President for Academic Affairs R. Jay Stubblefield, PhD, presented Madison Criswell, of Jefferson City, Tennessee with the Mary Mildred Sullivan Award at the LMU Spring Commencement Ceremony Saturday, May 6.

Since 1890, the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation has presented Sullivan Awards to college students who have distinguished themselves through service to others and their communities. LMU is one of approximately 60 colleges and universities in the United States to have the privilege of awarding the Sullivan Awards. LMU selects individuals whose “nobility of character” and dedication to service set them apart as examples of great citizenship.

Criswell graduated Magna Cum Laude, earning a Bachelor of Science in veterinary health science degree. She has served in a number of leadership roles on campus throughout her time at LMU. Criswell served as a resident assistant for three years and conducted research alongside Dr. Barbara Shock. She served on the Lincoln Activities Board, Student Government Association, and Pre-Vet Club.

Criswell will continue her education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she will be pursuing a PhD in pathogenic microbiology.

The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation was established in honor of a celebrated 19th-century humanitarian and attorney who often represented poor clients for free if their cause was just. The Sullivan Foundation has been recognizing college students for service and outstanding character since 1890. Learn more. 

Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423-869-6280 or email at [email protected].

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