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MSL selects Sullivan as 2007 distinguished alum

Robert M. Sullivan

EKU's Department of Military Science and Leadership is pleased to announce that Lt. Col. (ret) Robert M. Sullivan has been selected as their departmental distinguished alum for 2007.

Lt. Col. Sullivan was honored during a presentation on Friday, April 6, 2007, at the annual College of Business and Technology Professional Skills Conference senior recognition luncheon.

The honor is reserved for special alumni who have distinguished themselves in their professions through excellence, dedication, and service.

Lt. Col. Sullivan is a decorated veteran of the U.S. Army having served with distinction for 20 years on active service. 

He was deployed to Operation Desert Shield 1990 and then a year later to Operation Desert Storm.  Lt. Col. Sullivan served as ground coordinator for the Arab Joint Task Force and was decorated for combat operations in Saudi Arabia and Iraq/Kuwait during the liberation of Kuwait. 

Lt. Col. Sullivan graduated from EKU in 1972 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation and Park Administration and earned his commission in the U.S. Army through the EKU Military Science program.  He is a graduate of the Officer Basic Course, Officer Advanced Course, Combined Services Staff School, and Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. 

After his military retirement he worked as an executive for a naval weapons contractor firm in Louisville, Kentucky.  He is retired from that position and still resides in Louisville.

Congratulations, Lt. Col. Sullivan, on being selected as the 2007 Distinguished Alumnus representing the Department of Military Science and Leadership.

The college also honored distinguished seniors for the year as selected by their respective departments within the College of Business and Technology. Cadet DesiRee Nicely was selected as the MSL departmental distinguished senior.  In addition, recipients of scholarships and awards for the 2006-07 academic year were recognized. Students were honored for outstanding achievement and more than 40 area employers were on hand to engage in networking activities with college graduating seniors.

Published on April 06, 2007

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