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Centennial director, library curator receive Cuthbertsons
STANFORD -- The executive director of Stanford's Centennial celebration and a longtime library curator were awarded the Kenneth M. Cuthbertson Award for exceptional service to Stanford University at commencement exercises June 14.
Stephen Peeps, who headed the Stanford centennial celebration from 1986-91 and is now associate vice president for development, was cited "for his vision and effort in creating a five-year series of commemorative events that was logistically monumental, intellectually inspiring and plain fun."
He was praised "for assembling and managing a centennial celebration staff of exemplary talent, energy and commitment that never let organizational means overwhelm intellectual ends, and for his loyal and enthusiastic service to Stanford and his willingness to 'go the extra mile' to ensure a job well done."
James Knox, curator of British and American history at Green Library, was cited for his work as a "consummate reference librarian and bibliographer" for more than 20 years.
He was recognized "for having the insight to build collections in women's studies and ethnic studies that will serve Stanford far into the future," and "for a level of mentoring Stanford faculty, students and librarians" that has made some call him "the most valuable resource in Green Library's collection."
The Cuthbertson award was established in 1981 by an anonymous donor as a tribute to Kenneth M. Cuthbertson, a key early architect in Stanford's long-range financial planning and fund-raising programs. He retired in 1977 as vice president for development.
The annual award, open to all members of the Stanford community, honors contributors to the goals of the university in their widest sense.
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