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06/13/94

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Assistant dean, lecturer, two students win Dinkelspiels for service

STANFORD -- Lecturer Helen Brooks, Assistant Dean of Students James Larimore, and seniors Andrea Marmor and Jason Snyder were presented with Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Awards at Stanford University's 1994 commencement ceremony June 12.

The awards recognize outstanding service to undergraduate education.

Brooks, lecturer and program coordinator in Humanities Special Programs, was cited for her "undiminished freshness, spirited vitality, and consistent excellence and reliability throughout many years of service in the Humanities track of Cultures, Ideas and Values."

The Cultures, Ideas and Values sequence of courses is mandatory for all freshmen.

Brooks was also praised for her "caring advice and support of graduate student teaching assistants, her willingness to listen and to assist in any way possible, for generosity with her time, her acumen as a reader, and devotion as an adviser."

Larimore, who is stepping down from his post as assistant dean of students to pursue a doctorate at the School of Education, was honored for his work as director of American Indian programs at Stanford.

He won the award for "his extraordinary dedication to the creation and effective implementation of a Native American theme house (Muwekma-Tah-Ruk) on campus, for his leadership in the inauguration of a residential precollege program for incoming Native American and Alaskan Native freshmen," and for "an endless supply of imaginative ideas and action in the building of community and collegiality on the Stanford campus."

Marmor, from Stanford, Calif., who earned a bachelor's degree in psychology, was cited for "her contribution to the quality of undergraduate student life by increasing the Stanford community awareness of the problems of eating disorders."

Marmor organized Body Image Week, a series of lectures, discussions, films and presentations to promote healthy behavior. She was praised for "her unflagging commitment to teaching while maintaining superior scholarship in preparation for a medical education."

She will be studying medicine at Harvard.

Snyder, from Rolling Hills, Calif., who earned a bachelor's degree in p ublic policy, was honored for "his tireless work as a member of the Stanford Council of Presidents," and for his devotion to student government.

He was active in the Associated Students, and was student representative to the Board of Trustees and the Commission on Undergraduate Education. In addition, he was cited for his "commitment to community service at Stanford," including serving as co-coordinator of the 1993 You Can Make a Difference conference, and for leadership in public service as demonstrated by his work with Service America and as a longtime tutor in East Palo Alto, and for work at Lantana, the public service theme house.

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 W. Dinkelspiel, who served as president of the Board of Trustees from 1953 to 1958.

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