June 3, 2011
STANFORD, Calif.- Graduating seniors Sarah Flynn and Pamon Forouhar have received the Stanford Alumni Association's Outstanding Achievement Award for making a significant impact on the Stanford community.
Howard Wolf, Vice President for Alumni Affairs and President of the Alumni Association, announced the award at a private reception on Tuesday, May 31.
Captain of Stanford's lacrosse team, Flynn has demonstrated a phenomenal work ethic and has been a role model for all of her teammates. In addition, Flynn has done outstanding work with the Cardinal Council. A member of the Cap and Gown Honor Society, Flynn has been an Undergraduate Mentor for the Partners in Academic Excellence, a volunteer for the Stanford Hospital's Pediatric Emergency Department, a volunteer for the Bay Area Women's' Sports Initiative and an active member of the Stanford Catholic Community. Flynn exudes warmth, integrity and sincerity. Her dedication to service - -whether to her family, her team, her friends or Stanford - has been remarkable.
Forouhar has held significant and long term leadership roles in student activities during his four years on The Farm. After starting his Stanford leadership career as a member of Frosh Council, Forouhar was elected Class President as a sophomore, junior and senior. In addition, Forouhar has shown outstanding dedication across campus, serving as a Student Evangelist for the Alumni Association's Membership Department, an Operations Manager and R.A. in Xanadu, a Judicial Affairs panelist, the Community Service Chair for Sigma Nu, a member of the VPUE Student Advisory Group, an enthusiastic Stanford Tour Guide, a head HoHo for Admit Weekend, and a trusted Peer Advisor. It should also be noted that Forouhar has instilled his signature enthusiasm, care, and passion into each and every project, program, and responsibility.
The Outstanding Achievement Award was created this year to honor two members of the Class of '11 who have made a significant impact on the Stanford community. A committee of senior administrators and alumni volunteers met to consider candidates for this honor. Flynn and Forouhar exemplify the type of students the Alumni Association was envisioning when creating the award.
The Stanford Alumni Association also announced the winners of the Class of 2011 Award of Excellence. The Award of Excellence recognizes graduating seniors whose undergraduate activities demonstrate the strong potential for continued service to the University and the alumni community. Nominations were submitted by faculty and staff. No greater than 10% of the graduating class receives the award. This year 100 members of the Class of '11 received the award and were honored at a reception at the Alumni Association on May 20, 2011. Their names will also be listed in the program for the Class Day Lecture hosted by the Alumni Association taking place during Commencement Weekend.