North Texas Immigrant Leaders to be Honored at 2016 Immigrant Journey Awards
Outstanding Immigrants and Advocates Will Be Recognized on June 10 in celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month
Winners will be revealed on Friday, June 10, 2016 at the awards ceremony held at Prestonwood Country Club at 11:30 a.m. The finalists for the awards are:
Beatriz Manetta, president and CEO of Argent Associates
Ali Samani, co-founder of 1 Solar Solution LLC
Ade Williams, Assistant Director Utility Operations, Dallas Water Utilities
Dr. Anshul Agarwal, founder and director of Redbird Wellness PLLC
Dr. German Gutierrez, Director of Orchestras, Texas Christian University
Leah Lin, Vice President Strategic Tax and Treasury, Brinker, International
Ami Doshi, founder, Milaap USA
Anthony Taiwo, owner, Farmer's Insurance Agency
Sudhir Pai, founder, Sudhir Pai CPA, Inc., MyTaxFiler- Global Value Add, Inc., and myStartupCFO
Ike Diogu, founder, IKandy Foundation
J Gaines, founder, Wholesale Diva
Leah Seyoum Tesfa, founder and president, REACH
Dr. Michele Bobadilla, Senior Associate Vice President and Assistant Provost, University of Texas at Arlington
Juliette Akagu, founder, Nigeria Catholic Woman Association
Sina Sabet, Teacher Assistant, Sam Tasby Middle School
Shri Balanchandran, Transformation Products Line Manager, Nokia
Ravi Calyanakoti, Innovation Coach, Nokia
Of the 17 finalists, two award winners each will be named in each category.
"The accomplishments of these extraordinary individuals deserve recognition,"
The awards program also celebrates the second annual Immigrant Heritage Month, a nationwide effort to partner community organizations, elected officials, corporations, artists, and thought leaders to gather and share inspirational stories of immigration in America.
Finalists will be recognized and winners will be announced on Friday, June 10, 2016 at the Prestonwood Country Club, 15909 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas. The luncheon starts at 11:30 a.m. Tickets and sponsorships are now available at http://www.immigrantjourney.org/
The keynote speaker is Dr. Vistasp M. Karbhari, president of University of Texas at Arlington. A visionary leader and accomplished scholar, Dr. Karbhari took office in June 2013 as the eighth president of the university. In keeping with its goal of rewarding excellence in education, the Immigrant Journey Awards identifies outstanding new American high school students in North Texas for the American Dream Scholarship. Three scholarship winners will be announced at the luncheon as well.
About the Immigrant Journey Awards
Presented by North Texas law firm, Scheef & Stone, LLP, the Immigrant Journey Awards celebrate outstanding immigrants and their advocates in the U.S. For more information and tickets, visit http://www.immigrantjourney.org.
Ann Massey Badmus