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06/15/92

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Dinkelspiels go to former admissions dean, professor, students

STANFORD -- Former undergraduate admissions dean Jean Fetter, political scientist David Brady, and graduating seniors Mark Forehand and Valerie Mih received Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel awards for outstanding service to undergraduate education at the 1992 Stanford University commencement ceremony June 14.

Fetter, who served as dean of undergraduate admissions at Stanford from 1984 to 1991 and is now a lecturer in the School of Education, was cited "for her tireless work in shaping an undergraduate student body of remarkable diversity and talent, and for representing Stanford impeccably all over the country."

She also was recognized "for the sage leadership and sound direction" she contributed this year as executive vice chair of the search committee that selected Stanford's incoming president, Gerhard Casper.

Brady - the Bowen H. and Janice Arthur McCoy Professor of Ethics, Political Science, Business and the Changing Environment - was honored for directing Stanford's new interdisciplinary Program in Public Policy, and for "inspiring countless students to prepare for careers in public service."

The citation also noted his willingness to extend his caring for students beyond the classroom, "by personally reviewing hundreds of midterms and finals, and by bringing students and policy-makers together for information discussions; and for making students feel a part of his family."

Forehand, a psychology major from Maple Plain, Minn., was recognized for his successes as a teaching assistant in psychology, a lecturer in the Stanford Workshops on Political and Social Issues, a peer tutor, and particularly for his role in developing and sustaining a program for writing tutors at Stanford's Center for Teaching and Learning.

His easy leadership in the classroom, the citation said, "combines masterful knowledge, imagination and a lively wit."

Mih, an American Studies major from El Cerrito, Calif., was honored for her editorial leadership of the new campus publications New Winds and Envision, for chairing the student Committee on Nominations, for creating an academic course in Taiko drumming, and for helping to lead the search for Stanford's new vice president for student resources.

She also was recognized "for her many contributions to the Asian community at Stanford; from leadership in the Asian American Student Association through organizing the Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Program, to the revival of the Asian Law Clinic."

Her selfless style of leadership, the citation said, "inspires, trains and nurtures the next generation of students who share her commitment to teaching, learning and service."

Dinkelspiel Awards are given annually to faculty or staff members, and to a man and woman from the senior class, who have made distinctive contributions to the development and enrichment of undergraduate education in its broadest sense.

Endowment for the awards was given in 1960 as a memorial by the family and friends of Lloyd D. Dinkelspiel, who served as president of the Board of Trustees from 1953 to 1958.

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