Freshman nominations sought for President's Awards for Academic Excellence

President John Hennessy is seeking nominations for the President's Awards for Academic Excellence in the Freshman Year. He is asking faculty and staff to help in identifying outstanding members of the current freshman class.

"Stanford University is committed to offering the best undergraduate experience possible," Hennessy said. "With the President's Awards, we recognize the students who set the standard for excellence and hope to inspire them to even greater achievements. We rely on the faculty and staff to identify the most promising young scholars; they know who among their students demonstrates flashes of brilliance."

Eligible candidates must have completed normal first-year requirements. Nominations should be sent by July 28 to Randall A. Williams, c/o Freshman Dean's Office, 120 Sweet Hall, mail code 3085, or by e-mail to