Graduating seniors ASHLEY LYLE, ARACELY MONDRAGON and STEPHEN TRUSHEIM have received the Stanford Alumni Association’s Outstanding Achievement Award for making a significant impact on the Stanford community.
HOWARD WOLF, vice president for alumni affairs and president of the Stanford Alumni Association, announced the award recipients at a reception on May 22.
Lyle has been a program assistant with the Black Community Services Center, vice president of the nominations committee for the Associated Students (ASSU), vice president of Delta Sigma Theta, president of Stanford Students in Entertainment and a resident assistant. One of her nominators said, “Ashley has shown leadership, drive, charisma, a can-do attitude, a servant’s heart and a different side of Stanford that not many people get to experience.”
Mondragon has been an outreach liaison and active member of the Stanford Immigrant Rights Project, co-chair of the ASSU Community Action Board, an ethnic theme associate at Casa Zapata and a tutor in the East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Program. She also served on the steering committee for the Student Affairs Community Center Review. Mondragon also co-chaired both MEChA, a Chicano/Latino student organization, and Barrio Assistance. She is the co-founder and co-chair of Hermanas de Stanford. Her award citation recognizers her “for being genuinely respected and admired by her peers, professors, colleagues and mentors and for having that special blend of strength, positivity and grace.”
Trusheim played an integral role with the Stanford Concert Network and the revival of Frost Amphitheater. He served on the ASSU executive team, providing support in finance, elections, governing documents and the nominations committee. He has served as a SAL (Student Activities and Leadership) Peer Advisor and as a member of the Organizational Conduct Board, the Board of Trustees Committee on Academic Planning and Policy and the Class of 2013 Cabinet. One of his nominators said, “It takes a special person to turn visions and dreams into something we did not think would be possible. Stephen is one of those special people who manages to find ways to get good ideas and policies up and running. No matter how tall the task, he has been willing to go the distance.”
The Outstanding Achievement Award was created in 2011 to honor members of the graduating class who have made a significant impact on the Stanford community.
—CARA HANELIN, Stanford Alumni Association