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2012 Outstanding American by Choice Event Photos

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 2012 in which USCIS presented the Outstanding American by Choice recognition.

 
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 February 15, 2012 - Oakland, CA
   

From left to right: Bob Looney, USCIS District Director, San Francisco, "Outstanding American by Choice" honoree Anni Chung, President and Chief Executive Officer at Self Help for the Elderly, and Lori Scialabba, USCIS Deputy Director in Oakland, CA, Feb. 15, 2012

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From left to right: Bob Looney, USCIS District Director, San Francisco, “Outstanding American by Choice” honoree Anni Chung, President and Chief Executive Officer at Self Help for the Elderly, and Lori Scialabba, USCIS Deputy Director in Oakland, CA, Feb. 15, 2012 

 

 

 

  
   
 
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 February 22, 2012 - Moffett Field, CA
   

USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas presents Christopher Che, President and CEO, Che International Group, LLC, with the "Outstanding American by Choice" recognition in Moffett Field, CA, Feb. 22, 2012

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USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas presents Christopher Che, President and CEO, Che International Group, LLC, with the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition in Moffett Field, CA, Feb. 22, 2012 

USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas presents Ping Fu, President and CEO, Geomagic, with the "Outstanding American by Choice" recognition in Moffett Field, CA, Feb. 22, 2012

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USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas presents Ping Fu, President and CEO, Geomagic, with the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition in Moffett Field, CA, Feb. 22, 2012

 
   
   

USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas presents Michael Moritz, Partner, Sequoia Capital, with the "Outstanding American by Choice" recognition in Moffett Field, CA, Feb. 22, 2012

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USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas presents Michael Moritz, Partner, Sequoia Capital, with the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition in Moffett Field, CA, Feb. 22, 2012

 

USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas presents Shervin Pishevar, Managing Director, Menlo Ventures, with the "Outstanding American by Choice" recognition in Moffett Field, CA, Feb. 22, 2012

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USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas presents Shervin Pishevar, Managing Director, Menlo Ventures, with the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition in Moffett Field, CA, Feb. 22, 2012

 
   
   

USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas presents Vivek Wadhwa, Academic, Researcher, Writer, Entrepreneur, with the "Outstanding American by Choice" recognition in Moffett Field, CA, Feb. 22, 2012

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USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas presents Vivek Wadhwa, Academic, Researcher, Writer, Entrepreneur, with the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition in Moffett Field, CA, Feb. 22, 2012 

 

  
 
 
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 June 21, 2012 - Washington, DC
   
From left to right: Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, Jane Holl Lute; ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ honoree Maria Otero, Under Secretary of State, Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights; and USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas in Washington, DC, June 21, 2012.

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From left to right: Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, Jane Holl Lute; “Outstanding American by Choice” honoree Maria Otero, Under Secretary of State, Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights; and USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas in Washington, DC, June 21, 2012 

From left to right: Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, Jane Holl Lute; ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ honoree Khaled Hosseini, Author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, UNHCR Goodwill Envoy; and USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas in Washington, DC, June 21, 2012.

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From left to right: Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, Jane Holl Lute; “Outstanding American by Choice” honoree Khaled Hosseini, Author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, UNHCR Goodwill Envoy; and USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas in Washington, DC, June 21, 2012. 
   
 
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 June 26, 2012 - Washington, DC
   
USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas presents Dr. Jan Vilcek, Professor of Microbiology at New York University School of Medicine and President and Co-founder, The Vilcek Foundation, with the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition in Washington, DC, June 26, 2012

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USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas presents Dr. Jan Vilcek, Professor of Microbiology at New York University School of Medicine and President and Co-founder, The Vilcek Foundation, with the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition in Washington, DC, June 26, 2012 

 

 

 

  

 

Last Reviewed/Updated: 07/03/2012