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Asian American Community Leadership Awards May 6

May 10, 2013

The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement presented awards to Community Partner Texas Health and Science University and four pillars of Austin’s Asian American community in Austin on Monday, May 6th.

Asian American Community Leadership Awards 2013

Honorees included Nahid Khataw, the first Muslim board president of Interfaith Action of Central Texas and chairwoman of the Asian Community and Education (ACE) Foundation; Peter Shen,  founder of the Greater Austin Chinese Chamber of Commerce and the Austin Chinese Arts Association (ACAA), and UT Austin alum (Liberal Arts, ’98) Sonia Kotecha, who is currently director of volunteers for CASA of Travis County. The Legacy Award went to Betty Hwang, another proud Texas Longhorn and chairwoman/CEO of Victina Systems International.

The 4th annual celebration at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center included remarks from Madeline Hsu, director of the University of Texas at Austin Center for Asian American Studies and President Bill Powers.

 

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