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2010 Outstanding American by Choice Event Photos

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The Outstanding American by Choice initiative highlights the importance of citizenship rights and responsibilities through recognition of the outstanding achievements of naturalized U.S. citizens. The following are photos from events in 2010 in which USCIS presented the Outstanding American by Choice recognition.

 
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 January 21, 2010 - San Francisco, CA
   
USCIS San Francisco Acting District Director Larry Crider presents Dr. Samuel So with the "Outstanding American by Choice" recognition in San Francisco, Jan. 21, 2010

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USCIS San Francisco Acting District Director Larry Crider presents Dr. Samuel So with the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition in San Francisco, CA, Jan. 21, 2010 

¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ honoree, professor, and director of the Liver Cancer Program at Stanford University, Dr. Samuel So at a naturalization ceremony at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, CA, Jan. 21, 2010    Click for larger 
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“Outstanding American by Choice” honoree, professor, and director of the Liver Cancer Program at Stanford University, Dr. Samuel So at a naturalization ceremony at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, CA, Jan. 21, 2010 
   
 
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 April 16, 2010 - Boston, MA
   
From left to right: The Honorable Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security; ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ honoree and Founder, The New England Holocaust Memorial, Stephan Ross; and USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas, in Boston, MA, Apr. 16, 2010

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From left to right: The Honorable Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security; “Outstanding American by Choice” honoree and Founder, The New England Holocaust Memorial, Stephan Ross; and USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas, in Boston, MA, Apr. 16, 2010
 
    
   
   
 
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 April 21, 2010 - Washington, DC
   
From left to right: National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis, ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ honoree Kawther Elmi, and USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas in Washington, DC, Apr. 21, 2010

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From left to right: National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis, “Outstanding American by Choice” honoree Kawther Elmi, and USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas in Washington, DC, Apr. 21, 2010
 
    
   
 
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 September 14, 2010 - Boston, MA
   
From left to right: USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas; The Honorable Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security; ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ honoree and Director, International Human Rights Policy, Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley College, Dr. Rangita de Silva de Alwis in Boston, MA, Sept. 14, 2010

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From left to right: USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas; The Honorable Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security; “Outstanding American by Choice” honoree and Director, International Human Rights Policy, Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley College, Dr. Rangita de Silva de Alwis in Boston, MA, Sept. 14, 2010
 
    
   
 
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 September 22, 2010 - Washington, DC
   
From left to right: USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas; ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ honoree and CEO, Corporation for National and Community Service Patrick Corvington; and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis in Washington, DC, Sept. 22, 2010

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From left to right: USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas; “Outstanding American by Choice” honoree and CEO, Corporation for National and Community Service Patrick Corvington; and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis in Washington, DC, Sept. 22, 2010
 
    
   
 
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 November 10, 2010 - Washington, DC
   
From left to right: Major General James M. Collins, U.S. Army (Ret.), Civilian Aide to the Secretary; Outstanding American by Choice honoree Brigadier General Oscar Bautista Hilman, U.S. Army (Ret.); and USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA, Nov. 10, 2010

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From left to right: Major General James M. Collins, U.S. Army (Ret.), Civilian Aide to the Secretary; “Outstanding American by Choice” honoree Brigadier General Oscar Bautista Hilman, U.S. Army (Ret.); and USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA, Nov. 10, 2010
 
 

Outstanding American by Choice honoree Brigadier General Oscar Bautista Hilman, U.S. Army (Ret.) delivering remarks at a naturalization ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA, Nov. 10, 2010   Click for larger 
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“Outstanding American by Choice” honoree Brigadier General Oscar Bautista Hilman, U.S. Army (Ret.) delivering remarks at a naturalization ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA, Nov. 10, 2010 
   
   
 

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 12/28/2010