Star Staff Reports
MEMPHIS — Annual awards were presented at the 166th Commencement Exercises of Rhodes College on May 16 on campus.
Rhodes graduates Katelyn Brooke Dagen (above right) and Alex Patrick Galloway, and Rev. Dorothy Sanders Wells ’82, priest-in-charge at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Germantown, received the 2015 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards. The awards are presented annually to two graduating seniors (one male and one female) and one non-student who have given selflessly to others and the college.
Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards
Dagen, of Millington, was also inducted into Phi Beta Kappa this year, and she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.
At Rhodes, Dagen has served as a Clarence Day Scholar and Peer Assistant. A volunteer with Special Olympics of Greater Memphis, she has been integral in the growth and development of the Lynx Club program at Rhodes that welcomes Special Olympics of Memphis athletes on campus for exercise, fun, and fellowship. She also was instrumental in developing a week-long Special Olympian camp that has been held the past two summers.
One nominator wrote that Dagen leads by example and that she “is genuine in her nature and gracious and kind to all whom she meets.” Dagen also is a member of Chi Omega Fraternity and has been recognized for her leadership and scholarship by Omicron Delta Kappa and Mortar Board.
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