Rick Hoyle wins Duke University's 2017 Sullivan Award

Monday, May 1, 2017

Congratulations to P&N Professor Rick Hoyle, who was named the 2017 faculty winner of Duke’s Sullivan Award. Dr. Hoyle was cited for his commitment to service and community, at Duke and beyond: https://today.duke.edu/2017/04/spirituality-and-service-guide-sullivan-award-winners

 “There are many outstanding teachers like Professor Hoyle at Duke," said P&N Chair Scott Huettel. "There are few, if any, who equal his commitment to living an ethical, other-regarding, and spiritual life.” 

In 2003, Duke University re-joined approximately 50 other Southern universities in presenting the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award. This award program, sponsored by the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation, recognizes during commencement week one graduating senior and one member of the faculty, staff, or graduate student body of Duke University or Health System for their outstanding commitment to service.

The New York Southern Society established the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards in 1925 in memory of Mr. Sullivan, a southerner who became a prominent lawyer, businessman and philanthropist in New York in the late nineteenth century. The award seeks to perpetuate the excellence of character and humanitarian service of Algernon Sydney Sullivan by recognizing and honoring such qualities in others, including:

  • Recognition of selflessness
  • Generosity of service
  • Nobility of character
  • Person of integrity
  • Depth of spirituality

See Rick Hoyle's faculty profile page.