Emily Geigh Nichols
James W. Lyons Award for Service, Citation
For your steadfast commitment to supporting and uplifting students as an ASSU Senate Associate, Senate Communications Director, and eventual Co-Chair of the 23rd Undergraduate Senate where you helped distribute over $200,000 in mutual aid funds at the start of the pandemic;
For your valuable assistance with the departmentalization of the African and African American Studies program (AAAS), and with founding the 2022 Uber Eats Program that provided support to First Generation and/or Low-Income (FLI) students over winter break; For your trailblazing work in co-founding the Black Panther Undergraduate Reading Group where you organized much-needed community conversations about the Black Panther’s legacy at Stanford;
For your creativity and leadership in the Black community through your work on events such as Black Convocation and Black Love, as well as your work on School Girls, the first ever all Black women theatrical production at Stanford;
Emily Geigh Nichols is warmly thanked for exceptional service to and on behalf of Stanford University.
- Presented on May 25, 2023 by Mona Hicks, Senior Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Students