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Asian American Awards Ceremony

Students receiving awards

Stanford Asian American Awards was created by the Asian American Activities Center ( A³C) Advisory Board, which has served as an advocacy board to the Asian, Asian American and larger Stanford communities. Since its inception in 1990, the board has consistently promoted a greater awareness of Asian American students at Stanford and has assisted A³C in serving students more effectively. This award ceremony gathers together members of the Stanford Asian American community and recognizes individuals for their tremendous service, achievement and dedication.

The recipients of the Stanford Asian American Awards are selected from a wide range of individuals throughout the Stanford Asian American community. Categories for each sector of the community have been established to fully recognize those who have demonstrated outstanding dedication and service to the Asian American community at Stanford and beyond.

The Stanford Asian American Awards dinner honors faculty, staff, alumni and undergraduate and graduate students for their outstanding achievements and service. The dinner is an opportunity for all segments of the community to come together, renew ties and look forward to new collaborations and projects.

2017 Awards Recipients:


Undergraduate Awards

  • Special Achievement Award: Co Tran
  • Public Service Award: Vanessa Ochavillo
  • Community Building Award: Mai Ka Vang
  • Gender and Sexuality Issues Award: Jo Lee
  • Performing/Fine Arts Award: Colin Kimzey
  • Research Award: Mirae Lee

Graduate Awards

  • Leadership Award: Afroz Algiers
  • VPGE Research Award: Renren Yang

Faculty Award

  • Rona Hu

Staff Award

  • Jerald Adamos
  • Serena Rao

Alumni Award

  • Marsha Fong '77 & Emily Lee '84, MS '85

See list of past awardees.