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Stanford Associates

The university's honorary organization for exemplary alumni volunteers, established in 1935, Stanford Associates recognizes and encourages volunteer service through membership, awards and grants.


Each year, Stanford Associates awards grants to campus organizations for innovative projects that engage alumni. Funding is made possible through the support of Stanford Associates members.


Stanford Associates regularly recognizes outstanding alumni volunteer service through an awards program that is overseen by the Board of Governors. Read on to learn more.

Degree of Uncommon Man/Woman
The most prestigious university award granted to alumni, this Degree is awarded only when the president of the university deems it appropriate to honor individuals with rare and extraordinary service to Stanford.
Burt McMurtry, MS ’59, PhD ’62
Deedee McMurtry
Over the course of nearly 40 years, Burt and Deedee McMurtry have provided unique and extraordinary service to Stanford. As an engineering alum and legendary Silicon Valley investor, Burt has been a volunteer and advocate not only for engineering, but also for the Graduate School of Business, the field of economics, the Hoover Institution, and graduate education in science, math, and engineering. Beginning in 2004, he chaired the university’s Board of Trustees during a period defined by the forging of new connections across every discipline on campus. Deedee has been an exemplary volunteer leader for the Cantor Arts Center for many years, serving on numerous boards and councils and personally securing several important artworks for the collection. As leaders in three university campaigns, both Deedee and Burt have been especially instrumental in a campus-wide revitalization of the arts. Together, their service and support has helped to strengthen the Cantor Arts Center, Stanford Live, and the School of Humanities and Sciences; to develop the new Bing Concert Hall, the Anderson Collection at Stanford, and the beautiful new McMurtry Building that serves as the home for the Department of Art and Art History and is a vibrant interdisciplinary hub for the arts at Stanford.
List of past recipients
John Arrillaga, '60
Anne T. Bass, MLA '07
Robert M. Bass, MBA '74
Peter S. Bing, '55
Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel, '20
George A. Ditz, 1911, JD 1913
Morris M. Doyle, '29
Paul C. Edwards, 1906
Jill Freidenrich, '63
John Freidenrich, '59, LLB '63
Jim Gaither, JD '64
John W. Gardner, '33, AM '36
May Chandler Goodan, 1914
Cecil Green
Ida M. Green
Morgan Gunst, 1906
William R. Hewlett, '34, ENG '39
Herbert Hoover, 1895
Jing Lyman
Richard W. Lyman
John P. Morgridge, MBA '57
Tashia Morgridge
Linda Randall Meier, '61
David Packard, '34, ENG '39
Lucile Salter Packard, '35
Harry B. Reynolds, 1896
Louis H. Roseberry, 1903
J. E. Wallace Sterling, PhD '38
Frederick E. Terman, '20, ENG '22
Gold Spike Award
The Gold Spike Award is the highest annual honor for volunteer service at Stanford, recognizing decades of exceptional and significant service to the university.
Bill Barnum, ’76, JD ’80, MBA ’80
Bill Barnum is an inspirational leader who has served the university at the highest levels, from the Board of Trustees to key senior board and committee appointments across Stanford’s schools and departments. Bill is known as an inclusive and strategic leader, a trusted advisor and mentor, and an indefatigable Stanford fan. His boundless devotion to the university, its mission, and the alumni community has benefited the institution in countless ways.
Annie Huntress Lamont, ’79
Annie Lamont demonstrates tireless allegiance to her alma mater, bringing vast professional acumen and a passion for undergraduate education to countless volunteer roles. From the Board of Trustees to the Humanities and Sciences Advisory Council to the Stanford Arts Advisory Council and beyond, Annie has embraced and advanced university priorities both locally and globally. A thoughtfully engaged partner in helping shape the university’s future, Annie is a vital and impactful leader.
List of past recipients
Roy Anderson, '47, MBA '49
Vernon Anderson, '53, MBA '57
Thomas Bailard, '64, MBA '69
Rocky Barber, '73, MS '73, MBA '75
Danily Bell, '29
Warren Berl, '42
Helen Bing
Peter Bing, '55
John Birke, MBA '65
Eugene Bishop, '31
Reid Briggs, '32
Harry Bright, '29
Alden Brown, MBA '48
Douglas Brown, '59, MBA '61
Robert Brown, '31
T. Robert Burke, '64, JD '67
Malin Burnham, '49
Royal Bush, '35, MBA '41
John Butler, '53
Mariann Byerwalter, '82
Julie Greer Campbell, '65
Kenneth Christensen, '30
Donald Clark, '56
Roger Clay, Jr., '66
Clyde Cook, 1918
Benjamin Crocker, '56, JD '58
Donald Crocker, '56, JD '58
Joseph Cusick, '51, Sloan '73
Kenneth Cuthbertson, '40, MBA '47
Ralph Davidson, '50
Richard De Luce, JD '55
Irving Deal, '50
Roberta Bowman Denning, '75, MBA '78
James Dickason, MBA '51
Sue Bricker Dorn, '55
Morris Doyle, '29
Charles Ducommun, '35
Herbert Dwight, Jr., '53, MS '59
Lewis Eaton, '42
William Edwards, '50
Charles Eldon, '48, MBA '50
W. Noel Eldred, '31, ENG '33
Leonard Ely II, '48, MBA '50
Patricia Engasser, '59, MD '62
Barbara Denning Finberg, '49
Nathan Finch, '31, LLB '34
Doris Feigenbaum Fisher, '53
Thomas Ford
C. K Poe Fratt, MBA '59
Bradford Freeman, '64
John Freidenrich, '59, LLB '63
W. Parmer Fuller III, '33
James Gaither, JD '64
Frederic Glover, '33
John Goldman, MBA '75
Kay Sprinkel Grace, '59, MA '75
Richard Guggenhime, '29
Ruth Levison Halperin, '47
Allan Harris, '45
Lawrence Harris, Jr., '32
Barbara Herrmann Hart, '59
W. W. Henry, '26
Walter Hewlett, MS '68, MS '73, DMA '80
David Heyler, Jr., '48, JD '51
George Hume, JD '75, MBA '75
Leslie Bryant Hume, MA '71, PhD '79
John Isaacs, '31
Franklin Johnson, Jr., '50
Stanley Kaisel, MA '46, PhD '49
William Kimball, Jr., '41
Marcus Krupp, '34, MD '39
Annie Huntress Lamont, '79
William Landreth, '69
Joan Lane
Melvin Lane, '44
Chien Lee, '75, MS '75, MBA '79
John Leland, Jr., '56
John Levin, MA '70, JD '73
Robert Levison, Sr., '21
Roger Lewis, '34
John Lillie, '59, MS '64, MBA '64
Frank Lodato, '49, MA '56
Lawrence Marx, Jr.
Bowen McCoy, '58
Burton McMurtry, MS '59, PhD '62
Linda Randall Meier, '61
J. D. Middleton, '25
A. A. Milligan, '38
Gretchen Hartnack Milligan, '73, MBA '75
Kendyl Monroe, '58, LLB '60
John Morgridge, MBA '57
Stuart Morshead, '50, MBA '52
Robert Moulton, Jr., '40
Nancy Barry Munger, '45
Wendy Munger, '72
R. Chandler Myers, '54, JD '58
Denise O'Leary, '79
Susan Packard Orr, '68, MBA '70
John Packard, '55, MBA '61
Templeton Peck, '29
Gregor Peterson, '54, MBA '59
Charles Pigott, '51
John Pike, '56
Frederick Rehmus, MBA '61
Claude Rosenberg, Jr., '50, MBA '52
Robert Rosenberg, '54, LLB '56
Victoria Post Sant, '61
Karl Schwarz, '55, MS '59
Mary Wineberg Scott, '66
John Scully, MBA '68
Perry Seiffert, '64
Jack Shepard, '53, MA '55, MBA '56
Leon Sloss III, '49
Ralph Spiegl, '45, MD '48
Garen Staglin, MBA '68
Noel Stearn, 1918, MA 1919
Isaac Stein, MBA '70, JD '72
Paul Stock, MBA '61
Jeffrey Stone, '78
Earle Talbot, 1902
Dorcas Hardison Thille, '53
James Triolo, '35, MA '36
Gene Walker, '28
Alan Weeden, '45
J. Fred Weintz, Jr., '48
W. Frank West, '47, MS '48
Julie Stulce Williamson, '66
Robert Williamson, Jr., '66, MBA '68
Ward Woods, '64
William Wraith III, '54, MS '58, MBA '59
John Young, MBA '58
The Stanford Medal
The Stanford Medal honors volunteer leaders with decades of distinguished volunteer service to the university.
Juli Oh Browne, ’91
Juli Oh Browne is the quintessential Stanford volunteer, with strong ties to both regional programs and the university at large. A key leader for Undergraduate Admission and Class of ’91 reunion efforts, Juli has also served on the Stanford Associates Board of Governors, the Stanford Athletics Board, the Alumni Association’s Board of Directors and the Alumni Committee on Trustee Nominations, which she chaired. Juli’s stellar example of service to Stanford has inspired fellow alumni to engage more profoundly with the university.
Jesse T. Rogers, ’79
Jesse Rogers has demonstrated unparalleled dedication to Stanford by serving as an effective leader and champion for multiple major university initiatives and fundraising campaigns. Known for his strategic guidance and keen insights, Jesse has served as an advisor and board member for Athletics, Undergraduate Education, the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), and the Parents’ Advisory Board. The depth and breadth of Jesse’s Stanford service is truly remarkable.
List of past recipients
Robert H. Piestewa Ames, '51, JD '54
Victor Arias, MBA '82
Charles G. Armstrong, JD '67
William Barnum, Jr., '76, JD/MBA '80
Young J. Boozer III, '71
Kathryn Ko Chou, '85, MS '86
Michelle Clayman, MBA '79
Linda Hawes Clever, '61, MD '65
Mary B. Cranston, '70, JD '75
W. Craig Falkenhagen, '74, MS '75, MBA '89
Bernadine Chuck Fong, '66, MA '68, PhD '83
Ivan K. Fong, JD '87
Diane Fields Geocaris, '72, JD '75
Phil Halperin, '85
Elwood “Woody” Howse, '61, MBA '70
George A. Jedenoff, '40, MBA '42
Sally Pollock Lannin, '78
Goodwin Liu, '91
Gretchen Hartnack Milligan, '73, MBA '75
Woodrow A. Myers, Jr., '74, MBA '82
Angela Nomellini, '75
Susan Coleman Oberndorf, '78
Denise O'Leary, '79
Vilma Kennedy Pallette, '52
Lise A. Pfeiffer, '75
Rowland K. “Reb” Rebele, '51
Miriam Rivera, '86, AM '89, MBA '94, JD '95
Beverly P. Ryder, '72
Pam Rymer, LLB '64
Phil Satre, '71
Risa Shimoda, '77
V. Joy Simmons, '74
Sandy Smith, '78
Jeffrey E. Stone, '78
Gail Aguilar Stypula, '59
Jim Ukropina, '59, MBA '61

Governors' Award
Governors’ Awards are granted annually to Stanford Associates members to honor exemplary and long-standing volunteer service to the university.
Jenny Allen, JD ’07
Susan Scheiber Edelman, ’84, JD ’87
Dafri Morgan Estes, ’66
Rodney Gilmore, ’82
Fred Harman, ’82, MS ’83
James Higa, ’80
D’Neisha Simmons Jendayi, ’99
Brian Mariscal, ’84
John Moragne, MS ’82, MBA ’86
Michael Morgan, ’90, MA ’90
Tom Nelson, ’84
Selig Sacks, JD ’72
Gregory Sands, MBA ’94
Marguerite Hoxie Sullivan, ’68, MA ’71
Award of Merit
The Award of Merit is given annually to individuals or groups for specific, significant acts of volunteer service.
Individual recipients
Shoney Hixson Blake, ’06
Terry Bowman Gilberg, ’76, MA ’77
Chuck Corder, ’76
Marsha Fong, ’77
Monty Frost, ’66
Michael Hawley, ’86
Candace Jones, ’09, MBA ’18
Beth Kleid, ’86
Emily Lee, ’84, MS ’85
Adam Tow, ’97
Group recipients
Class of ’71 Reunion Attendance Chairs
Tod Tolan, ’71
Vol Van Dalsem, ’71, MD ’75
Harry L. White, ’71
Hamilton in NYC Committee
Kirk Holmes, MBA ’87
Kathryn Leary, MBA ’77
Janet Middleton Montag
Associates Members
Stanford Associates members are nominated by university staff for their significant volunteer efforts. Members must have 10 years of volunteer service and a record of consistent giving to the university (defined as any gift in three of the last five years).