Liam Sullivan: $2,500 First Place

Liam is a second time BCAA Award winner who is heading into his Junior year at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY.  Our first impression of Liam was that he lives by the Bradford Motto “Surgo Ut Prosim” and has done so for most of his life.  Before college he contributed over 1,000 hours of community service working with The Boy Scouts of America.  He has been recognized with four gold level Presidents Volunteer Service awards for working with building reconstruction efforts, youth education, community infrastructure creation and maintenance.  He is an Eagle Scout award holder with Gold Palm recognition.  Once he aged out of The Boy Scouts he stayed on as an adult volunteer. 

This year Liam took on a job as a community assistant at St. Lawrence University. He realizes that the community connections he makes on campus will last a lifetime and states “fostering that community and keeping it safe and happy bring me great pride and joy at the end of the day.” 

Liam has begun taking classes in Arabic and realizes that there is a need for “more English speakers to bridge the language gap that is partially to blame for the destruction of countless lives.”  He is studying International Economics and has recently decided to add Arabic language to his major.  This coming semester Liam will be studying abroad in Amman, Jordan where he hopes to improve his skills in Arabic to the point of fluency.  Liam was sponsored by his father, Tade Sullivan ‘93.