2016 Faculty Excellence Awards

Andrew D. Sullivan
Process Plant Technology Instructor and Program Coordinator

AndyAndrew Sullivan has always been at the forefront of his profession, from graduating from Massachusetts Institute of Technology to being inducted into the National Academy of Inventors for developing and inventing multiple patents.

 

He brings this pioneering spirit to City College at MSU Billings, consistently sparking in students and faculty alike a desire to reach higher, be better and achieve more. One of Andrew’s colleagues said he is the “epitome of the teacher and scholar.”

 

Significantly contributing to the mission of City College, first and foremost is the tireless dedication and focus on students that he brings to instruction and student preparation for the world of employment in process plant technology.

 

“Mr. Sullivan represents the very best that a higher education institution such as ours can offer our community and the world around us,” a colleague said. “He is an asset for both the college and the university and I can think of no other possible candidate that would better epitomize the term “excellence” to the extent that he does, every day that he comes to work.”

 

In addition to his instruction, Andrew is a tireless advocate for City College, offering his meaningful leadership and participation in community service including serving on the Phillips 66 Citizens Advisory Council, hosting a sponsorship booth at the MSUB annual Girls-N-Science event as well as teaching robotics for MSUB’s summer camps for kids.

 

Most recent, he was recognized with a State of Montana grant for advancing bio-fuels technology in collaboration with MSU Northern, which will also support the inclusion of students in his research.

“This is emblematic of Mr. Sullivan’s student focus and innovation in developing impactful programming in applied technology for our students,” City College Dean Cliff Coppersmith said.

 

His leadership is a generous leadership, one that emerges naturally from his desire to help students reach their personal and professional goals.