Alumna Anne S. Ellefson (1979) was named the 2016 recipient of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award in September. The award is presented annually to an outstanding alumna or alumnus who has given service to his or her fellow man beyond that required by his or her job or profession. Ellefson, a former president of the South Carolina Bar, is the Deputy General Counsel for Academic and Community Affairs for the Greenville Health System. She graduated from the university with her bachelors in 1976 before attending the School of Law.
Named for the great humanitarian and philanthropist, the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award was established in 1926 and is awarded by the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation.