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Dean of the College Service Awards

Published May 17, 2004; Category: ADMINISTRATION

Undergraduates and grad students among first recipients

The Dean of the College Office has announced seven winners of its Award for Service, which it inaugurated this year. The awards go to students for service that benefits the Dartmouth Community above and beyond the work usually expected of students in their roles as leaders, members of organizations, or College employees.

The students are Cara Wallace '03; Kristen Parkinson '04; Adil Ahmad '05 and Jedidiah Sorokin-Altmann '05 (co-winners); Dan Hui '05; and Gary Maslow and John Raser of Dartmouth Medical School. They made contributions from organizing an all-Ivy Native American student conference to establishing a mentoring program for student-athletes in elementary schools to founding a Dartmouth chapter of Physicians for Human Rights.

"Remarkable things happen at Dartmouth because wonderful people apply their creativity and initiative for the benefit of others," said Dean of the College James Larimore. "The Dean's Award recognizes students for making Dartmouth such a terrific place and provides us all with an opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments and contributions."

The student winners will be honored on Wednesday, May 19, at 4:30 p.m. in Collis Common Ground. The event will also be a forum for recognizing undergraduate student organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the life of the College.

About this year's winners:

CARA WALLACE '03

Wallace organized the All-Ivy Native Student Conference held in February. She raised thousands of dollars from a large list of sponsors across campus. Wallace also works in the admissions office as a minority recruitment intern and holds a position with the Native Americans at Dartmouth organization.

KRISTEN PARKINSON '04

Parkinson was one of the founders of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and has served as the committee's chair since the fall of 2002. She established a mentoring program for student-athletes with Thetford Elementary School, where the athletes meet with at-risk students. She also serves as an ambassador for Dartmouth student-athletes to other areas of the College.

ADIL AHMAD '05 AND JEDIDIAH SOROKIN-ALTMANN '05

Ahmad and Sorokin-Altmann started the Dartmouth Civil Liberties Union (DCLU) in July 2003. The DCLU has brought high-profile speakers to campus and initiated debate and discussion about issues of American law, politics and society.

DAN HUI '05

Hui has been a member of the Collis Center Programming Board for the last two years, where he has worked to create activities to improve nonacademic student life on campus. Hui has made significant contributions to planning and implementing the Senior Gala event and also serves as a Green Key member and ECO Intern.

GARY MASLOW DMS '04

Maslow has been active with the Steps Toward Adult Responsibility (STAR) program, which employs innovative techniques to treat adolescents with chronic illnesses. He gathered audio recordings of adolescents with chronic illnesses and produced narrative recordings to increase understanding among medical students and doctors of the challenges these patients face.

JOHN RASER DMS '06

Raser created the Dartmouth chapter of Physicians for Human Rights and has helped to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS through the production of an AIDS quilt, which was later displayed at the White House.  Raser has received the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Student Service Project Award and several other awards.

By JAMES DONNELLY

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Last Updated: 12/17/08