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Call Number: V0382
Stanford University. Stanford Associates.
The Uncommon Man: Dinner in Honor of Mr. Peter Bing [videorecording]
0.125 Linear feet 1 videotape (VHS)
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The Uncommon Man: Dinner in Honor of Mr. Peter Bing (V0382). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.
Peter Bing, a member of the Stanford class of 1955, has been an active supporter of Stanford University. He served on the
Board of Trustees from 1970 to 1981, and 1986 to the present; was a member of the Haas Public Service Center Advisory Committee;
and was one of four co-chairs of the Centennial Campaign. Peter Bing received the Stanford Associates' Degree of Uncommon
Man Award in 1994.
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Footage of the dinner honoring Peter Bing, recipient of the Stanford Associates' Degree of Uncommon Man Award in 1994.
In 1953 the Board of Governors created the degree of Uncommon Man/Uncommon Woman to honor those men and women who have rendered
unique and outstanding service to the University. The degree was inspired by a statement made by Herbert Hoover, which said
in part: "We believe in equal opportunity for all but we know that this includes the opportunity to rise to leadership in
other words, to be uncommon." The degree is not given annually, nor at regularly prescribed intervals, but only when it is
truly appropriate to honor someone for rare and extraordinary service to the University.
Uncommon Man Award