Bond, Morse, Terry win 2003
by Andrew Shurtleff
Morse (left) and Andrew Bond are the student recipients of
the Sullivan Award, given for excellence of character and
service to others.
By Charlotte Crystal
is the theme that runs through the lives of this years three
Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award winners: fourth-year students Michelle
Morse and Andrew Bond, and Sylvia Terry, associate dean of U.Va.s
Office of African-American
Affairs. They will be honored at Valediction Exercises on
Echols and Holland scholar, Morse, 21, came to U.Va. from Philadelphia.
A French major, she completed the requirements for medical school
while making the deans list every semester. She was recently
inducted into the Raven Society and Omicron Delta Kappa Honor
has taken advantage of internship and externship opportunities
in medicine, including a research project funded by the National
Institutes of Health at the Duke University Medical Center, and
in Nice, France, studying French and completing an internship
in pediatric surgery.
also has been active in the Office of African-American Affairs
Peer Advisor Program, chairing the programs pre-med committee
for two years, and spearheading an academic initiative, Raising
the Bar, to help boost students academic performance.
starts medical school at the University of Pennsylvania in August
and plans to practice pediatric medicine.
the past three years, Bond, 22, of Stafford, has served on the
residence life staff of the Office
of the Dean of Students, which fosters students physical,
academic, social and emotional growth.
a second-year student, he was a resident assistant in Tuttle House.
As a third-year, he was senior resident in Emmet House. And this
year, he is co-chairman of the resident staff of 230 and works
with an area coordinator to supervise 10 senior residents. More
than just keeping first-year students out of trouble, Bond shows
a genuine love for people and will stop at nothing to help
those dear to him, said an alumnus in his nominating letter.
He is a person of high integrity, leadership and service
and his leadership has inspired others.
fall, Bond, whose parents are teachers, will begin a two-year
stint with Teach for America in an inner-city elementary school
whose parents were also teachers, earned a bachelors degree,
with honors, from Virginia State College (now Virginia State University)
and a masters degree in English from U.Va. After teaching
secondary school for eight years, Terry joined the University
faculty in 1980 and in 1987 became U.Va.s first director
of minority student recruitment. She became associate dean of
African-American Affairs about a decade ago.
Terry has been in every endeavor a pioneer, a builder and a contributor
to the lives of the young people who have always been her first
concern, said President
John T. Casteen III.
gifts and hard work have greatly benefited U.Va., especially with
regard to the recruitment and retention of minority students,
said M. Rick Turner, dean of the Office of African-American Affairs.
particular, the OAAAs Peer Advisor program has gained national
prominence under her leadership. Run by Terry since 1989, the
program has strengthened U.Va.s ability to recruit, retain
and graduate black students, Turner said.
Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards go to one faculty member and two
fourth-year students one male, one female to recognize
excellence of character and service to humanity.