Excellence in education
Aug. 31, 2002
Ward Sullivan of Meridian graduated with a law degree from Thomas Good Jones School of Law at Faulkner University in Montgomery, Ala.
Sullivan sat for the Alabama State Bar Examination in July. He was active in campus organizations, serving as dean of Delta Theta Phi law fraternity and secretary-treasurer for the future trial lawyers association.
He works for the largest victims' law firm in the United States Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis and Miles, P.C. Before joining the firm, he served as executive director and chief lobbyist for the consumer advocacy organization, Alabama Consumers Against Arbitration.
In March 2002, Sullivan was selected to serve as state president the next two years for the Alabama Young Democrats. He also was recently elected to the Montgomery County Democratic Committee.
On July 1, Sullivan was appointed state chairman for the Alabama chapter of the National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Leadership Initiative Program, in which he will oversee extensive corporate fund-raising efforts for CCF.
Sullivan is an alumnus of Troy State University, where he received his bachelor's degree in anthropology.
While there, he served as student assistant coach and manager for the Trojan men's basketball team and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He also was an officer for the Troy State University pre-law society.
Sullivan is a 1993 graduate of Meridian High School. He is the son of Evelyn Sullivan, of Meridian and Art Sullivan of Lowndes County, Alabama. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ward Sr. of Choctaw County, Ala.
Daphne Sutton, a sophomore at Meridian Community College, is the 2002-2003 recipient of the A.C. Johnson Civitan Scholarship for the fall and spring semesters.
This $650 scholarship is funded through the MCC Foundation. The local Meridian Civitan Club established this scholarship to honor A.C. Johnson, who was at one time governor of Mississippi District Civitan International.
Sutton, 24, is a graduate of Southeast Lauderdale High School. She plans a career in elementary education. Sutton is the mother of two children, 5 and 6.
Melodie Norman, a sophomore at Meridian Community College, is the 2002-2003 recipient of the Rea, Shaw and Stuart Scholarship for the fall and spring semesters.
The partners and staff of the local accounting firm provide this $1,500 scholarship, funded through the MCC Foundation.
Melodie, an accounting major, is a dean's list scholar. She is a member of the MCC Variations, MCC Theater and the Meridian Little Theatre. She also is employed part time at a day care.
JACKSON Mitchell Andrew Thomas of Meridian has been awarded a Millsaps Award scholarship from Millsaps College.
Millsaps Award Scholarship recipients are chosen based on academic performance in college preparatory courses, extracurricular achievements and standardized test scores.
A 2002 graduate of Meridian High School, Thomas is the son of Mitchell and Marsha Thomas of Meridian.
TUSCALOOSA A total of 2,950 students at the University of Alabama made the dean's list or the president's list during the spring 2002 term.
Students on the dean's list must have a grade point average of 3.5 or more on a 4.0 scale. Students on the president's list must have a grade point average of 4.0
The spring 2002 lists included the following students from Meridian: Susan Michelle Boatner, Ruth Suzanne Carlisle, Stephanie Ruth Coleman, Mary Joanne Crenshaw and Jessica R. Simpson. Also named were Daniel Barnes Webb of Scooba and Lacy Elizabeth Smith of Toomsuba.