Senior LoMo Phillips wins the Sterling Award for service
Senior LAUREN “LOMO” PHILLIPS was awarded the Stanford Alumni Association’s 2017 J.E. Wallace Sterling Award for outstanding service to Stanford. HOWARD WOLF, president of Stanford Alumni Association and vice president for alumni affairs, recently presented the award to Phillips, who is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in art history
Phillips has been active in campus life and has served as a founding member of the Alumni Association’s Student Alumni Council, a Stanford+Connects Ambassador, a staff writer for PULSE magazine, a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority, co-chair of the Black Student Union Annual Youth Empowerment Conference, a gallery assistant at the Stanford Art Gallery and an New Student Orientation major events and communities coordinator. Most recently, she served as a Senior Class Cabinet member, a Senior Gift Committee co-chair, the program assistant for the Black Graduate Student Association Challenge Accepted Program and a Student and Activities Leadership peer advisor.
One of her nominators wrote, “She embodies the J.E. Wallace Sterling Award across a variety of communities in an unsung way.” Other references praised Phillips as warm, humble, engaging, positive, sensitive and powerful.
The Sterling Award specifically recognized Phillips “for dedicating her body, mind and soul to the Stanford she adores, and for making an impression so indelible and deep … For choosing time and time again to pay it forward, as she graces her beloved university with her diligence, kindness and passion, and in so doing, deeply inspiring and motivating those around her.”
The Alumni Association presents the Sterling Award annually to a graduating senior whose activities have made an impact on campus and who demonstrates strong potential for continued service to the university and the alumni community. The award is named for the late J.E. Wallace Sterling, who served as Stanford’s president from 1949 to 1968.