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CU to present Sullivan Award to Durhams

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Cumberland University will present the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award to and Sid and Georgia Durham during its 168th Commencement Ceremony to be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 8 on the campus.The Durham’s were selected to receive the honor in recognition of their years of service to Cumberland University.“Sid and Georgia are the definition of servant leadership,” said Dr. Harvill Eaton, Cumberland president. “They are true servants of humanity and deserving recipients of this award.”For more than 20 years the Durham’s have shared their gifts and talents with Cumberland University. The University benefits not just from their generosity but from their vision for strengthening Cumberland’s reputation and making it a stronger institution.“Georgia and I have always considered it a blessing to be able to serve organizations and causes that we have a passion for, especially Cumberland University.” Mr. Durham said. “The University is such an asset to this community and we are honored by this distinguished recognition.”Mr. and Mrs. Durham are retired but remain very active and live in the Hendersonville area.The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award was established in 1925 in memory of Mr. Sullivan, a southerner who became a prominent lawyer, businessman, and philanthropist in the late 19th century. The Sullivan Foundation and carefully selected colleges and universities jointly arrange for the issue of awards which are to be perpetual reminders of Algernon Sydney Sullivan. The Durham’s, along with two student recipients of this award, will be recognized at Cumberland Commencement ceremony Saturday.
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