Photo right: United Methodist members Barbara Worthman and Anne-Marie Herod were recently honored for their community service.
Two members of the Mississippi Conference New Albany District received the highest honors for public service at the University of Mississippi awards. On Wednesday, April 6, the University of Mississippi honored selfless service with the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards, a partnership with the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement. This award was established in 1890 to honor individuals who exhibit nobility of character, exemplified by selfless service to others and the community.
Barbara Wortham, a member of the Burns UMC in Oxford, received the Community Member Sullivan Award for her long and tireless service to educational efforts of non-traditional students in the Lafayette County area. Wortham resides in Oxford with her spouse, Kenneth Wortham, a long-time lay member to annual conference for the Burns UMC.
Ann-Marie Herod received the Student Sullivan Award for her multi outreach service areas. Herod will graduate in May 2016 with a degree in journalism and a degree in African American studies. She was also inducted into the Hall of Fame at the University of Mississippi earlier this year. She is a member of the Providence UMC and is from Abbeville. Herod is the daughter of Dr. James (New Albany District Lay Leader) and Ann Herod and the granddaughter of the late Rev. Arthur and Charlie Mae Herod.