Dr Pat Sullivan
Pat Sullivan has served at the IU School of Social Work since 1993 previous to this he taught at Missouri State University. During his tenure at the School he also served as the Director of the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction from 1994-1998. He has over 70 professional publications in the areas of mental health, addiction, and philosophical frameworks for practice and policy.
Dr. Sullivan, who earned his Ph.D.. at the University of Kansas is nationally known for his work in case management and the strengths perspective. He is active in the CSWE Recovery to Practice and Integrated Behavioral Health Care initiatives. His awards include, Distinguished Hoosier by Governor Frank O’Bannon, Sagamore of the Wabash from Governor Joe Kernan, and he has won the IUPUI the Glenn Irwin Award for Service, The University of Kansas School of Social Welfare Outstanding Alumni Award, The Public Policy Leadership Award for Cummins Mental Health Center, the Distinguished Service Award from the Hamilton Center Inc., the Thelma Cummins Vision Award for Cummins Mental Health Center, the Southwest Missouri State University Foundation Award for Outstanding Scholarship, and multiple awards for teaching.
In addition to his work in mental health he finds time to spend time rooting for the Kansas Jay Hawks along with the Kansas City Royals, the Indiana Pacers, the Colts and he even places some hockey. Add to that mix his love for and involvement in motor racing both Sprint Cars on the short track, but IndyCars. For years Pat has been a track announcer at short tracks around Indiana and around the country. He is also a track announcer at several of the tracks where IndyCar visits.
Three new members of the Knoxville National Sprint Car of fame were inducted. Dave Darland, Tony Elliott and Pat Sullivan
It is fitting that the announcer who called more Darland vs. Elliott battles over the years than any other announcer on this Earth, Dr. Pat Sullivan, was announced as an inductee to the NSCHoF Class of 2017 on Wednesday in the media category.
For many years, Sullivan has contributed substantially to the sport as a columnist for Sprint Car & Midget Magazine, serving as auto racing historian and as an author of countless articles and books pertaining to the sport. Race attendees at tracks all across the nation over the past three decades may be most familiar with the voice of Sullivan as the P.A. announcer for a plethora of USAC events as well as weekly venues such as Indiana’s Kokomo Speedway, Bloomington Speedway, Lincoln Park Speedway and Indianapolis Raceway Park/Lucas Oil Raceway among others.