Students, groups honored for service with James W. Lyons Awards
Eight Stanford students were recently honored with 2019 James W. Lyons Awards.
The awards recognize the late JAMES LYONS, who served as Stanford dean of students. They are given for service to the Stanford and the surrounding communities through departments, teams, clubs residences and community projects.
Students honored were:
TAMI ALADE for integrating service as a meaningful component to the student-athlete experience through the Stanford Student Athletes Advisory Committee and for creating a community partnership with local school districts, promoting childhood literacy and fitness through engagement with Stanford student-athletes.
WALKER BROWN for providing access and opportunities for students to explore careers in the entertainment industry, collaborating with BEAM Stanford Career Education to expand the reach of entertainment-related programs and creation of a new course, Industry Immersion: TV and Film.
COURTNEY COOPERMAN for continued operation of the Heart and Home Collaborative, which gives unhoused women temporary shelter when they are most vulnerable; organizing the first large-scale Giving Tuesday campaign, resulting in donations for the shelter guests; and for serving on the National Advisory Board to the Haas Center.
DULCIE HEAD for work on the Graduate Student Programming Board and as a community associate and for advocacy on behalf of graduate students on such issues as affordability, housing, mental health and well-being.
SHANTA KATIPAMULA for bridging the gap between students and the university to improve student support systems, for leadership in driving ASSU constitutional reform and for developing a toolkit used to comment on proposed federal changes to Title IX regulations, which was further shared with 50 college campuses.
WILL PAISLEY for serving as co-chair of the Stanford American Indian Organization; promoting excellence in scholarship and Native faculty representation through the creation of a Native Faculty Lecture series; and engaging conversations across campus about indigenous art and integrating the work of Two-Spirit artists.
CAT SANCHEZ for leadership as co-chair of the Board on Judicial Affairs and contributions to the Office of Community Standards during a time of transition. She was cited for advocating for an equitable process for all students.
GRAYSON THROCKMORTON for a commitment to making Stanford a healthier place through work with the Office of Alcohol Policy and Education, Cardinal Nights, the Alcohol Solutions Group and the Stanford Medical Youth Science program, which assists first-generation andor low-income high school students to pursue careers in medicine.
Also recognized with Student Activities and Leadership Campus Impact Awards were:
- Stanford in Government for building bridges
- Womxn’s Coalition & Jewish Student Association for capturing spirit
- Stanford Social Entrepreneurial Students Association for inspiring innovation
- Biomedical Association for the Interest for Minority Students for leaving a legacy
ALEX KELLER, senior systems security engineer in the School of Engineering and advisor to Stanford Applied Cybersecurity, was named advisor of the year.