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James W. Lyons Award

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2019 James W. Lyons Award Recipients
from left to right: Will Paisley, Shanta Katipamula, Grayson Throckmorton, Walker Brown, Tami Alade, Catherine Sanchez, Courtney Cooperman.


The James W. Lyons Award for Service was established in 1981 and named in honor of the late Jim Lyons who served as Stanford's dean of student affairs from 1972-1990. This annual award recognizes and honors current students of the Stanford community for their exceptional service and contributions made through a variety of departments, teams, clubs, residences and community projects on and off-campus.


Service contributions that are above the normal level of dedication, in areas or situations of extraordinary need, and that result in substantial, positive change.

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The nomination period for this year's awards have concluded. Award winners will be announced soon.

2019 James W. Lyons Award recipients

§  Tami Alade

§  Walker Brown

§  Courtney Cooperman

§  Dulcie Head

§  Shanta Katipamula

§  Will Paisley

§  Catherine Sanchez

§  Grayson Throckmorton

The awards were presented at a dinner on May 22, 2019 at the Stanford Faculty Club. View the accomplishments of the award winners here.

Past award winners are listed here: