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Stanford Asian American Award Recipients

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, especially during this global pandemic.

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

2022 SAAA

2022 Awards Recipients:

Undergraduate Awards

  • Cindy Ng Special Achievement Award: Jianna So
  • Cindy Ng Special Achievement Award: Maya Salameh
  • Public Service Award: PaJah Vang
  • Community Building Award: Karunya Bhramasandra
  • Gender/Sexuality Issues Award: Rachel Minseo Koo
  • Performing/Fine Arts Award: Diana Khong
  • Research Award: Angela Ming Yang
  • Research Award: Ekalan Hou

Graduate Awards

  • Leadership Award: Elaine Jean Lai
  • VPGE Research Award: Iris Hui Zhang

Faculty Award

  • Bryant Lin

Staff Award

  • Karen Hong
  • Diane Abundabar

Alumni Award

  • William Hsu '98 & Angie Y. Hsu '96, MA '96
  • Jamie Tam '10

See list of past awardees.

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