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Native American Cultural Center Alumni Hall of Fame Nominations

May 17 2017

Dear Friends,

Nominations are now open for the inductee into the 2017 Native American Cultural Center Alumni Hall of Fame.  You, as Stanford alumni, staff or faculty members, or students are greatly encouraged to submit the name of an alumnus for consideration. The deadline for your submission is July 31, 2017.

2017 marks the 23rd year the American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Program/Native American Cultural Center (AIANNHP/NACC) has collaboratively worked with Stanford's four Ethnic Community Centers and the Stanford Alumni Association to honor our valued and accomplished alumni.  Our finalist will be selected by a committee composed of alumni and Native representatives.  S/he is then, inducted into the Hall of Fame at a reception and dinner during Stanford's Alumni Reunion Homecoming Weekend. This year the ceremony will be held on October 13.  The Asian American Activities Center, Black Community Services Center and El Centro Chicano y Latino will also be honoring their inductees at this time.

To make a nomination, please provide the name of the alumnus, her/his contact information, and a 1 to 2 page description of how this individual has distinguished her or himself. Their exceptional accomplishments can be in education or their career(s). They can also be through outstanding contributions to Native communities or society as a whole. The nomination along with your name and contact information should be sent to, Denni Woodward & Greg Graves, Assistant Deans/Associate Directors, AIANNHP/NACC via mail:  524 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA  94305-3064; e-mail ( and; or FAX: (650) 725-6900.

Photographs and biographies of our Hall of Fame members are on display in the Native American Cultural Center.  It is hoped that recognizing distinguished alumni for their unique services or achievements will help motivate and inspire future generations of students.

Past inductees are:

1995—John Milton Oskison, (Cherokee), AB in Law, 1898
1996—Woesha Cloud North (Winnebago/Chippewa), MEd 1972
1997—Margo Kerrigan (White Earth Chippewa), AB 1975
1998—John Gonzales, (San Ildefonso), BA 1980
1999—Debora Lynn Norris (Navajo/Blackfeet), AB 1993
2000—Sandra Begay-Campbell (Navajo), MS in Engineering 1991
2001—Richard West (Southern Cheyenne), JD 1971
2002—Charman Akina (Native Hawaiian), AB 1954, MD 1958
2003—Edna Ahgeak MacLean (Inupiaq), PhD in Education 1991
2004—Robert Piestewa Ames (Hopi), BA 1951, JD 1954
2005—James Alan Larimore (Comanche), MA in Education 1995
2006—Malinda Maynor Lowery (Lumbee) MA in Documentary Film Production 1997
2007—Emmett Chase (Hupa), MD 1982
2008—N. Scott Momaday (Kiowa), PhD in English 1963
2009—Hilary Tompkins (Navajo), JD 1996
2010—William A. Thorne (Pomo and Coast Miwok), JD 1977
2011—Stephanie Fryberg (Tulalip), PhD in Social Psychology 2003
2012—Loren Kieve (Cherokee), BA in English, 1969
2013—Maile Jachowski (Native Hawaiian), BS 1981, MD 1987
2014—Chris McNeil (Tlingit & Nisga’a), AB 1970, JD 1978
2016—Troy Barbee (Quechan), BS 1959, MS 1962, PhD in Material Science & Engineering 1965
2017—Donald Warne (Oglala Lakota), MD 1995

Thank you in advance for your participation!

Denni Woodward and Greg Graves

The Staff of American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Program/Native American Cultural Center at Stanford University
524 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305-3064
Phone: (650) 725-6945; Fax: (650) 725-6900