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News Release

March 23, 2004

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Gordon Earle, Vice President for Public Affairs: (650) 724-0334

Winners of Community Partnership Awards, Roland Volunteer Service Prize named

The Office of Public Affairs will present Community Partnership Awards to representatives from three local organizations -- East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring (EPATT), Partners in Caring (PIC) and the Stanford Community Law Clinic (SCLC) -- at a luncheon at the Garden Court Hotel in Palo Alto on March 31. This is the first year that the university has presented the awards, which include a cash prize of $1,000 and recognize individuals and programs that benefit the local community and represent successful community partnerships between Stanford and its neighbors.

Community Partnership Awards recipients were chosen from a group of 37 programs or individuals nominated for the awards.

"When I first came to Stanford, I realized there were literally hundreds of strong Stanford and community partnerships that were serving the local community. Through these awards, we want to recognize some of the most outstanding examples that deserve special recognition," said Gordon Earle, vice president for public affairs.

The March 31 luncheon also will honor Boyd C. Paulson Jr., the Charles H. Leavell Professor of Civil Engineering, and Milbrey McLaughlin, the David Jacks Professor in Higher Education, as the winners of the Miriam Aaron Roland Volunteer Service Prize. The award will be given annually to a Stanford faculty member who has demonstrated a personal commitment to community service and who engages and involves students in integrating academic scholarship with significant volunteer service to society. (Because of the excellence of the nominations, the committee agreed to award two prizes in 2004.)

The Roland Prize was established by alumna Miriam Roland of Montreal, Canada, as a new endowment at the Haas Center for Public Service.

"We are especially pleased to combine into one event the awarding of both the Miriam Roland and Community Partnership awards. My hope is that by recognizing a few examples of outstanding town-gown partnerships we will raise awareness about many other programs that provide tremendous benefit to local residents," Earle said.

The awards luncheon is being held in conjunction with Stanford's Community Day on Sunday, April 4.

More about the 2004 Community Partnership Award winners:

More about the 2004 Roland Prize winners:

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