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Leadership Awards

James W. Lyons Award

Awarded to individual students by the Dean of Student Life and Vice Provost for Student Affairs


May 2014: Students pose with James Lyons at the awards dinner held in their honor at the Stanford Faculty Club

Purpose

To recognize and honor current students of the Stanford community for service and contributions made through a variety of departments, teams, clubs, residences and community projects on and off-campus.

Criteria

Service contributions that are above the normal level of dedication, in areas or situations of extraordinary need, and that result in substantial positive change.

Recipients of the James W. Lyons Award


Nominate a Student for the Lyons Award
Accepting nominations until April 15
 

Congratulations to the 2014 Lyons Award Recipients

  • Ann Tess Bendersky Atura
  • Sandra N. Kjono
  • Hunter Craig Kodama
  • Timothy Huang
  • Dominique Aisha Mikell
  • Jared Naimark
  • Tessa Eva Ormenyi
  • Karen Powroznik

A dinner was held in their honor on May 29 at the Stanford Faculty Club where the awards were given. Jim Lyons, former dean of Student Life and award namesake, Chris Griffith, the dean of Student Life, as well as Greg Boardman, vice provost for Student Affairs, spoke to thank the students for their leadership and service to the community. 

SAL Campus Impact Award

Awarded to voluntary student organizations by the office of Student Activities and Leadership.

 
May 2014: Left: Students representing Challah for Hunger receive their award as nominator, Heather Paul, speaks. Right: Students representing Asian American Theater Project (AATP) receiving their award from Snehal Naik of SAL and nominator Cindy Ng.

Purpose

To recognize and honor student organizations for great service contributions to the Stanford community in one of the following categories:

Leaving a Legacy

Initiatives that have had a strong and sustained impact on or off-campus.

Capturing the Spirit

Initiatives that embody the spirit and soul of the Stanford student community.

Inspiring Innovation

Efforts that have inspired innovation through programs, publications or other activities.

Building Bridges

Collaborative efforts that seek to create understanding and dialog.

Recipients of the SAL Campus Impact Award


Nominate a Student Organization for a SAL Impact Award
Accepting nominations until April 30
 


Congratulations to the 2014 SAL Impact Award recipients

A reception was held in the student organization's honor on May 30 at the Arrillaga Alumni Center Palm Court where the awards were given. Nanci Howe, associate dean and director of Student Activities and Leadership, as well as Greg Boardman, vice provost for Student Affairs, spoke to thank the organizations for their leadership and service to the community. 

For more information, contact the Dean of Student Life or SAL office at 650-723-2733.

The award committee for the James W. Lyons Award and SAL Impact Awards is led by Rachel Aumann, assistant dean of Student Life and Ankita Rakhe, assistant director of Student Activities and Leadership.