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STANFORD -- Senior Roopal Anil Mehta of Arcadia, Calif., received the Stanford Alumni Association's 1994 J.E. Wallace Sterling Award for volunteer service at the Senior Class Day luncheon Saturday, June 11.
The announcement was made by Emory Lee, a member of the Alumni Association's board of directors, in a ceremony at Kennedy Grove.
Mehta graduated with a master's degree in education and a bachelor's degree in English, with an interdisciplinary emphasis in history.
Her volunteer service includes being chair of the Stanford Volunteer Network, the national co-director of the Stanford Project on National Service, a member of the Student Advisory Group on Undergraduate Education and a member of the student advisory council of the Haas Center for Public Service. She also was a member of the advisory board of Service Learning 2000.
In those roles, Mehta worked with peers, professional educators, faculty, staff and community agencies to assess needs, place volunteers, develop educational programs, study community issues and serve as a motivational force.
The award is made annually by the Stanford Alumni Association to reward dedicated student volunteers while they are on campus, and to encourage graduates to serve as volunteers, both for the university and in the public sector, after commencement. It is named for the late University Chancellor J.E. Wallace Sterling, who served as president from 1949 to 1968.
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