Each year Converse College honors a graduating senior who has inspired our community with her outstanding citizenship both at Converse and in the world beyond our campus. The Mary Mildred Sullivan Award for Outstanding Citizenship goes to a student who has given unselfish service and is dedicated to sharing with others, bringing to Converse a spirit of humane participation in the life of her community. She is one to whom we look for inspiration.
The 2011 recipient, Madison Webb, has devoted her four years at Converse to activism, raising awareness, and commitment to service in the international arena. As a freshman, she started a chapter of STAND at Converse to bring awareness to the atrocities of violence and genocide against women in Darfur and beyond. She has continued this role now for four years. She attends student conferences, she organizes activities, and she has been almost a one-person voice on these issues of her passion. She now serves on the national board of STAND, and she will pursue work in the field after graduation. She has also participated in the South Carolina State Student Legislature. In the classroom, Madison exhibits the same passion.
Webb has become an excellent student who works hard while maintaining her huge commitment to the social issues that are her passion on campus and beyond. She has already made a difference in the Converse world, and she will do so in the larger world in the coming years.