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James Sullivan


Royal Skookum


Guilford, CT native Jimmy Sullivan considers Western New England another home to him, and he has carved out his own unique roles in everything that he does. Some of his favorite roles are those he played in musicals with the Stageless Players, which include leading roles in Footloose and Beauty and the Beast. While his passion is acting, Jimmy took on some behind-the-scenes responsibilities as Public Relations Officer for the Players. He completed the crucial tasks of researching and scoring scripts, running social media, and coordinating ticket sales and outreach, all in between rehearsals.

Faith has played a significant role in shaping Jimmy's worldview. His church held unconditional love as its central tenet, a philosophy Jimmy has carried with him. It has afforded him mental peace, the belief in tolerance, as well as a sense of curiosity and caring for other people.

Jimmy has embraced the mentorship of new Golden Bears as an Orientation Group Leader, guiding incoming first year students as they got to know our campus. He continued working with those new students into the fall semester as a Peer Advisor, helping them set and meet goals, and acting as part of their crucial support system. This year, Jimmy is a member of the Steering Committee, where he mentors and supports current PA’s. Jimmy has also worked as an Open House Associate, welcoming prospective students and their families to Western New England.

As a History major with a minor in Philosophy, Jimmy has really enjoyed ‘nerding out’ with the Historical Society on their various field trips all over New England. He also couldn’t resist the opportunity to study abroad for an entire semester in Florence, Italy, which he found to be rich in culture and history. He also indulged his passion for the past as a research assistant for Professor Meri Clark of the History Department and contributed to a book on the education system in Colombia.

A member of the Class of 2019 Council and the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Jimmy has maintained a 4.0 GPA, been a member of the President’s List, received the Dean’s Award, and was inducted to Alpha Lambda Delta and the Honor Society for the College of Arts and Sciences.

Jimmy has just begun an internship with Big Brothers Big Sisters where he is working on ways to form stronger bonds between the Bigs and Littles. After graduation, Jimmy plans to either attend Law School or pursue a career in the nonprofit world.