Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) President B. James Dawson presented bachelor of science in biology degree recipient William Hunter Slemp, of Dryden, Va., with the prestigious Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award during the spring commencement exercises in May
LMU is one of approximately 60 colleges and universities in the United States to have the privilege of awarding the Algernon Sydney Sullivan and Mary Mildred Sullivan Awards. The awards are given to recognize individuals whose “nobility of character” and dedication to service sets them apart as examples for others.
During his time at LMU, Slemp has been involved in a wide range of activities on campus including playing in the concert and pep bands. He served as a student admissions ambassador with the RAILS program and a Lincoln Ambassador.
Slemp has participated in the LMU Student Government Association, serving as Attorney General. He was selected to be part of LMU’s first circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, one of the most respected national leadership honor societies in the country. Slemp plans to pursue a medical school education as a member of the LMU-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine’s class of 2018 in the fall.