Pictures of NEIU's past Annual Asian American Heritage Awards Gala

Northeastern to host Asian American Heritage Awards Gala

Monday, March 30, 2015

The Asian and Global Resource Center at Northeastern Illinois University is hosting the 5th Annual Asian American Heritage Awards Gala on Friday, April 10, at 5:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. in Chicago.

A tribute to Asian and Asian-American traditions, the gala celebrates the achievements of Northeastern graduates and members of the community.

Program highlights include a keynote address by Tuyet Le, executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Chicago, an awards presentation and a Northeastern graduates recognition.

Gala seating is limited; register online by March 30.

Here is the list of award recipients:

  • Administrator Award of Excellence: Ngoc-Diep Nguyen, chair, Department of Teacher Education
  • Alumni Award of Excellence: Muntaha Alhindi, B.A. Social Work, summa cum laude, 2014
  • Community Service Award of Excellence: Tareq Yaghmour, owner, Hala In Restaurant
  • Faculty Award of Excellence: Mateo Farzaneh, assistant professor, Department of History
  • International Student Award of Excellence: Mohammed Ahmed, M.S. candidate, Computer Science
  • Staff Award of Excellence: Malti Rathore, coordinator, Student Transition Services
  • Student Award of Excellence: Maram Anabtawi, English major
  • Student Award of Excellence: Muhammed Aftab, Accounting major