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Stanford Associates

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

Grants

Each year, Stanford Associates funds grants to campus organizations for innovative projects that engage alumni.

awards

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.
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
Burt McMurtry, MS ’59, PhD ’62
Deedee McMurtry
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.
Fred W. Alvarez
Fred W. Alvarez, ’72, JD ’75
Fred is a remarkable Stanford citizen whose leadership at the Law School and advocacy for Latino alumni initiatives across the university have benefited Stanford in numerous ways. For four decades, Fred has held a nonstop series of critical roles for the university including a term on the Board of Trustees and as Chair of the Law School Board of Visitors. Equally effective in the trenches and in the boardroom, Fred is dedicated to ensuring that Stanford strives to be the best version of itself.
Susan P. Diekman
Susan P. Diekman, ’65, MA ’67
Sue has been the indefatigable chair of the Cantor Arts Center’s Director’s Advisory Board since its inception in 2004. Under her leadership, the Director’s Advisory Board has been a valued partner to three successive Cantor Center directors as the museum’s reputation as an arts destination has grown. Her service contributions to the university extend to the new Stanford Hospital, class reunions and campaign initiatives. Stanford continues to benefit from Sue’s talents, energy and dedication.
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
Bill Barnum, ’76, JD ’80, MBA ’80
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
Jim Canales, ’88, MA ’89
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.
Susan R. McCaw, '84
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.
Stuart C. Burden
Stuart C. Burden, ’84
Stuart is a wonderfully inclusive leader who has given his time and talents to scores of university efforts and initiatives. A stalwart volunteer for the class of ’84, Stuart also served on the SAA’s Board of Directors for nine years -- including two as chair. Exceptionally dedicated and disarmingly modest, Stuart approaches his service with warmth, integrity, initiative, and a generous spirit.
Michelle Greer Galloway, ’87, JD ’89
Michelle demonstrates her unparalleled commitment to Stanford in every project she champions and every partnership she fosters. A key leader for the Law School, Michelle is a trusted and sought-after advisor to staff and deans alike. An extraordinary mentor to students and young alumni, Michelle’s collegiality and tireless, contagious enthusiasm for serving Stanford inspire fellow alumni to engage more profoundly with the university.
Andy Howard, ’98
Andy has distinguished himself as one of Stanford’s most extraordinary volunteers with his abounding passion and enduring dedication to the university. A key volunteer leader for the Office of Undergraduate Admission for more than 20 years, Andy has recruited and inspired legions of alumni volunteers and made a notable impact for Stanford in Southern California.
List of past recipients
Robert H. Piestewa Ames, '51, JD '54
Victor Arias, MBA '82
Charles G. Armstrong, JD '67
Bill Barnum, Jr., '76, JD/MBA '80
Juli Oh Browne, ’91
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
Lloyd M. Metz, ’90
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
Jesse T. Rogers, ’79
Beverly P. Ryder, '72
Pam Rymer, LLB '64
Jennifer Arnold Satre, ’71
Phil Satre, '71
Bill K. Shen, ’98
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 to honor exemplary and long-standing volunteer service to the university.
Lorie Canchola Boyd, ’94
Ron Brown, ’94
Melissa Foster Fetter, ’82
Laura Hills, ’83, MA ’86, JD ’86
Wende Sawyer Hutton, ’81
Aly Kassam-Remtulla, ’98
Allen J. Lauer, ’59
Marc Lipschultz, ’91
Peter Mondavi, Jr., ’80, MS ’82, MBA ’93
Susan Ward Schofield, ’66
Giuseppe Zocco, MBA ’94
Award of Merit
The Award of Merit is given annually to individuals or groups for specific, significant acts of volunteer service.
Individuals & Pairs:
Nichelle S. Carr, JD ’03
Paulo Castañón, MS ’96
Lizzie Choi, ’09
Bertrand Cochi, MS ’71, PhD ’73
Michael Colglazier, ’89
Kevin Devine, ’70
Kyle Duarte, ’05
Ann Ezra Erickson, ’81
Mark Fuller, MS ’78
Laura Jones, MA ’85, PhD ’91
Curtis Krock, ’57
Sarah Morisseau Lee, ’94
Danielle Moore, ’04
Ardith Ibañez Nishii, ’94
Marilyn Tower Oliver, ’57, MA ’58
Eddie Poplawski, ’81, MBA ’87
Raquel Johnson Rall, ’04
Tina (Ying) Shi, MA ’06
Dawn Smalls, JD ’03
Joel Stratte-McClure, ’70
Group recipients
Stanford Alumni Women’s Impact Network
April Bell, ’95
Marta Hanson, ’11
Prathima Setty, ’95
Class of ’78 40th Reunion Campaign Co-Chairs
Henry Brandon, ’78
Lawrence Barnett, ’78
Natalie Naftzger Davis, ’78
Tom DeFilipps, ’78, JD ’81
Rick Magnuson, ’78, JD ’81, MBA ’81
Tina Gwatkin Moghadam, ’78
Rick Weber, ’78
Mark Whiting, ’78, MBA ’82
Inaugural 2019 Stanford Latino Alumni Summit Leadership Team
Ana Moreno VanDiver, ’97
Angelique Flores, ’99
Daniel Reyes, ’02
GSE Alumni Excellence in Education Awards Program Leadership
Rebecca Padnos Altamirano, MA ’01
Fadia Hefni Desmond, MA ’95
Norma Francisco, PhD, ’99
Moolani Napolitani, MA ’06
Thea Gentile Smith, MA ’89
Associate Designation
Stanford Associates are recognized for their significant volunteer efforts. Associates must have at least 10 years of volunteer service (active in the last five years), a record of consistent giving to the university (defined as a gift of any amount in three of the last five years), and be ratified by the Stanford Associates Board of Governors.