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James W. Lyons Award

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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.

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The award highlights contributions that are above and beyond conventional levels of dedication, in areas or situations of extraordinary need, and that result in substantial, positive change.

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2022 James W. Lyons Award Recipients

  • Teiana Gonsalves, Norris Johnson, Caelin Marum, Keoni Rodriguez, and Melody Yang
  • Danielle Greene and CoCo Massengale
  • Skylar Baker
  • Brooke Forde
  • Joel Johnson
  • Nirvikalpa Natarajan
  • Emily Schell

Learn more about our 2022 Award Recipients and their contributions in this Stanford Report article.

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Past Awardees

2020 & 2021 Awardees

Kiara Bacasen, Kylee Beck, Marilyn Frank, Jade Goodwill, Ana Cabrera, Bella Cooper, Tamara Morris, Amy Fan, Celine Foster, Antonia Hellman, Ayinwi Muma, Adam Nayak David Pantera, Jordan Smart

2019 Awardees

Tami Alade, Walker Brown, Courtney Cooperman, Dulcie Head, Shanta Katipamula, Will Paisley, Cat Sanchez, Grayson Throckmorton

2018 Awardees

Tina Cheuk, Pau Guinart, Katie Hufker, Zina Jawadi, Jasmine Mueller-Hsia, Harrison Phillips, Carson Olivia James Smith, Tesay Yusef

2017 Awardees

Andrew Barakat, Sophie Clark, Mark Moeremans, Joey Nelson, Princess Umodu, Johnny Xu, Lily Zheng

2016 Awardees

Gabriel Badica, Sarah A. Sadlier, Kunal Sangani, Lauren E. Wedekind

2015 Awardees

Adam Louis Horowitz, Gabriella Momah, Christina Alberto Leal, Julie Y. Huang, William Jacques Fowler, Brian H. Cheung, Alfred Wayne Delena, Jessie Duan