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2013 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 2013 in which USCIS presented the Outstanding American by Choice recognition.

 
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 February 22, 2013 - Alexandria, VA
   

USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas presents Dr. Tsehaye Teferra, Founder and President of the Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc., with the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition at George Washington¿s Mount Vernon Estate, Museum, & Gardens in Alexandria, VA, Feb. 22, 2013

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USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas presents Dr. Tsehaye Teferra, Founder and President of the Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc., with the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition at George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, Museum, & Gardens in Alexandria, VA, Feb. 22, 2013

 

 

 

 

  
   
 

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April 9, 2013 - Washington, DC

   

USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayoraks with ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ honoree Ferozan Alamshahi Akbari of USCIS in Washington, DC, April 9, 2013

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USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayoraks with “Outstanding American by Choice” honoree Ferozan Alamshahi Akbari of USCIS in Washington, DC, April 9, 2013

 

USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayoraks with ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ honoree Pearl B. Chang of USCIS in Washington, DC, April 9, 2013

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USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayoraks with “Outstanding American by Choice” honoree Pearl B. Chang of USCIS in Washington, DC, April 9, 2013

 
 

USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayoraks with ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ honoree Ramon Melocarela of USCIS in Washington, DC, April 9, 2013

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USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayoraks with “Outstanding American by Choice” honoree Ramon Melocarela of USCIS in Washington, DC, April 9, 2013

 

 

 

 

  
 
 
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 May 29, 2013 - Washington, DC
   

USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas presents Olga B. Koper, Market Manager, Battelle Memorial Institute, with the Outstanding American by Choice recognition in Washington, DC on May 29, 2013

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USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas presents Olga B. Koper, Market Manager, Battelle Memorial Institute, with the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition in Washington, DC, on May 29, 2013

 

USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas presents Anna Mongayt, Co-founder and Head of Operations, Upstart, with the Outstanding American by Choice recognition in Washington, DC on May 29, 2013

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USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas presents Anna Mongayt, Co-founder and Head of Operations, Upstart, with the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition in Washington, DC, on May 29, 2013

 
 

USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas presents Amarpreet S. Sawhney, President and CEO, Ocular Therapeutix, Inc., with the Outstanding American by Choice recognition in Washington, DC on May 29, 2013

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USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas presents Amarpreet S. Sawhney, President and CEO, Ocular Therapeutix, Inc., with the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition in Washington, DC, on May 29, 2013

 

USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas presents Sivalingam Sivananthan, Distinguished Professor, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Director, Microphysics Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago; Founder, Sivananthan Laboratories, Inc.; Founder, Institute for Solar Photovoltaic Innovation, Research, and Edu-training, with the Outstanding American by Choice recognition in Washington, DC on May 29, 2013

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USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas presents Sivalingam Sivananthan, Distinguished Professor, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Director, Microphysics Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago; Founder, Sivananthan Laboratories, Inc.; Founder, Institute for Solar Photovoltaic Innovation, Research, and Edu-training, with the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition in Washington, DC, on May 29, 2013

 
   
 
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 June 14, 2013 - Baltimore, MD
   

USCIS Deputy Director Lori Scialabba presents Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa with the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore, MD on Flag Day, June 14, 2013

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USCIS Deputy Director Lori Scialabba presents Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa with the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore, MD on Flag Day, June 14, 2013

 

 

  
 
 
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 November 13, 2013 - Arlington, VA
   

Acting Secretary of Homeland Secretary Rand Beers with Outstanding American by Choice Honoree Dr. Rahul M. Jindal in Arlington, VA, Nov. 13, 2013

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Acting Secretary of Homeland Secretary Rand Beers with Outstanding American by Choice Honoree Dr. Rahul M. Jindal in Arlington, VA, Nov. 13, 2013

 

 

  
 
 

 

 

Last Reviewed/Updated: 11/21/2013