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Day and Stoffle earn Sullivan Awards at Cumberland


Williamsburg, Ky. - University of the Cumberlands (UC) presented Kelsey Day (Cumberland, KY) and Seth Stoffle (Seymour, TN) with the prestigious Mary Sullivan Mildred and Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award during the 54th annual Honors Day Program on Sunday, April 21st.

The awards were given to the two students in recognition of their academic and spiritual excellence and their dedication to service to others.


Kelsey, the daughter of Luke and Donna Day and the fiancée of Jordan Infield, is majoring in English and minoring in Christian Studies in the Missions and Ministry department.

During her years at UC, Kelsey has ministered on campus with Appalachian Ministries and Baptist Campus Ministries and off campus as close as Laurel Lake Baptist Camp and as far as New York City, Belize, and Guatemala. She also served as the president of Baptist Campus Ministries during the 2012-2013 school year.

Upon graduation from UC, Kelsey says she is “open for anything” but will work at M-Fuge on campus this summer and then hopes to work in a children’s home where she can minister to those most in need.

Seth will be receiving a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a minor in Political Science. While at Cumberland he has maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.6 and made the Dean’s list five semesters.

He has been a member of the PEAK Accounting Academic Team for two years and a STAR in the Insights freshmen orientation program for four years. He has been a four year captain of the track team and set a school record in the decathlon. He has also been a four year captain of the debate team that won two national championships in parliamentary debate.

Seth worked with Mountain Outreach on multiple projects while at Cumberland. In addition, he has provided leadership for many youth activities including Bible studies and Bible School programs at Pleasant View Baptist Church, located in the Williamsburg area, and at his home church in Seymour. Seth has also been a guest speaker for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes on multiple occasions.

The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation, now located in Oxford, Miss., was chartered in New York State in 1930. Its purpose is to promote service to others and service to the broader community, values that were exemplified by Algernon and Mary Mildred Sullivan, the parents of the organization’s founder.

In addition to providing support for financial aid to small private colleges, located primarily in the Appalachian region, the Sullivan Foundation also collaborates with 54 southeastern colleges and universities to present awards in memory of Algernon and Mary Mildred Sullivan.