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Nancy Ware

Business Affairs
Years at Stanford
35
Honored
2023
What is one fun fact about you?
I met my husband of 30+ years at Stanford.
What is one thing that you like about working at Stanford?
The people. The beauty of the campus. The people are amazing -- friendly, collaborative, so smart, warm, welcoming. The physical beauty of the campus -- from the iconic and amazing view up Palm Drive to Memorial Church; to some of the hidden gems like the Cactus Garden; it is such a stunning campus.
Tell us briefly about an event, project, program or initiative you were involved with at Stanford that you're most proud of.
Right now, I would say I am very proud of my work with the IDEAL Staff Advisory Committee and associated activities at the Business Affairs, University IT, and IT Community levels to provide opportunities for staff to grow their skills, participate in mentoring opportunities, to expand their networks, and to discover ways to achieve goals they have set for themselves.
What is one of your favorite memories while working at Stanford?
Hard to pick just one. I think an annual memory that I always enjoy is Graduation -- the campus always looks so pretty, all the families are so proud, and I love the part of the ceremony when graduates are asked to turn around and applaud all the people in the audience who have supported them on their journey. An annual reminder of the specialness of working at Stanford.
Leave your Legacy: What piece of guidance would you give a new hire at Stanford?
Meet as many people as you can and not just through work based events. No matter your long term or newly developing interests, the odds are high that Stanford has an offering or program for you. Sporting events (so many different sports); all manner of arts based opportunities; volunteer options -- try as many as you can. And look for all the special nooks and crannies of Stanford spaces to find your favorite spots.
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