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Booker, Kafka receive Sterling Awards for service

STANFORD -- Graduating seniors Cory Anthony Booker and Steven James Kafka are the 1991 recipients of the Stanford Alumni Association's 1991 J.E. Wallace Sterling Awards for volunteer service.

Booker, of Harrington Park, N.J., and Kafka, of Apple Valley, Minn., were presented the awards at a ceremony Saturday, June 15, as part of senior class day events.

The awards are presented annually by the Alumni Association to reward and encourage volunteerism at Stanford and in the public sector after graduation.

Booker's volunteer activities included work with The Bridge, the student center for peer counseling; the Community Center in East Palo Alto; and tutoring for Little Brothers. A member of the Cardinal football squad, Booker often visited sick children at the Stanford Hospital.

His citation mentions "the largeness of his spirit and stature as master bridge-builder within and beyond the Stanford community."

Kafka was president of the Student Alumni Network and he worked with Stanford in Washington; a campus leadership summit; the recycling procurement committee, Students for Environmental Action; the You Can Make a Difference conference; and Prospective Freshman Week project.

Kafka's citation mentions "all he has added to Stanford life as doer, as motivator, as collaborator, as Rock of Gibraltar, and as visionary."

The award is named for the university's fifth president, who served from 1949 to 1968.



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