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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.

2019 Awards Recipients:


Undergraduate Awards

  • Special Achievement Award: Janet Chen
  • Special Achievement Award: Ian Macato
  • Public Service Award: Janzoille Sotero
  • Community Building Award: Manisha Rattu
  • Gender/Sexuality Issues Award: Chenghau Kee
  • Gender/Sexuality Issues Award: Maya Acharya
  • Performing/Fine Arts Award: Juliana Chang
  • Research Award: Terence Zhao

Graduate Awards

  • Leadership Award: Nick DeFiesta
  • VPGE Research Award: Shadab Fatima Hussain

Faculty Award

  • Marci Kwon

Staff Award

  • Joe Guinto
  • Sophia Kim

Alumni Award

  • Nelson G. Dong '71

See list of past awardees.