IAPAC Trustee to Receive Ellis Island Medal of Honor
New York, NY - Mr. Mori Hosseini, Chairman and CEO of
ICI Homes and IAPAC Trustee, will receive the Ellis Island Medal of Honor at a
ceremony in the Great Hall on Ellis Island on Saturday, May 13, 2006.
Ellis Island Medals of Honor are awarded annually by the National Ethnic
Coalition of Organizations (NECO) in recognition of distinguished Americans of
various ethnic backgrounds for their extraordinary contributions to American
society. Mr. Ali Ebrahimi, Mr. Hamid Moghadam, Dr. Fariborz Maseeh and Mr. Fred
Pezeshkan, will be joining Mr. Hosseini amongst the Iranian Americans to receive
the prestigious award. Prior Iranian American recipients include Mr. Michael S.
Ansari, Mr. Hushang Ansary, Dr. Homayoun Firouztash, Mr. Nasser J. Kazeminy and
Mr. Akbar Lari.
Established in 1986 by NECO, the Ellis Island Medals of
Honor pay tribute to the heritage of those groups that compromise America’s
unique cultural mosaic and extraordinary individual achievement. With over 5
million members, NEOC serves as an umbrella group for over 250 organizations
that celebrate, educate and nurture ethnic pride, heritage, culture, tradition
and commerce. Four Presidents, several members of the U.S. Congress and Nobel
Prize winners are among the remarkable group of individuals to have previously
received the award. The Ellis Island Medals of Honor are sanctioned by the U.S.
Congress and recipients’ names are listed in the Congressional Record.
Mr. Hosseini founded his Daytona Beach based
company in 1980. Under his leadership, the company flourished and became one of
the largest residential homebuilders in Florida. Besides land development and
homebuilding, Mr. Hosseini is involved in other enterprises throughout Florida
and is ultimately responsible for the employment of thousands of people.
Behind his driving professional success, Mr. Hosseini is anchored by a
strong sense of dedication and commitment to his community that has been so good
to him. Over the years, he has been passionately giving back to many
organizations in a variety of ways. Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, his
alma mater, named their sports complex “ICI Center” after a generous
contribution from Mr. Hosseini and the hospitality center at Daytona Beach
Community College will be named “Mori Hosseini Center” once construction is
Born in Iran, Mr. Hosseini was primarily educated in London,
where he received a B.S. in aeronautical engineering from the Chelsea College of
Aeronautical Engineering. He and his wife, Forough, came to America in 1977 and
settled in Daytona Beach, where Mr. Hosseini attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical
University and earned a B.S in aeronautical studies and an MBA. A dedicated
family man, Mr. Hosseini and his wife of 27 years, have three daughters. Their
twins, aged eleven, and their 22-year-old recent graduate of University of
Michigan keep them both actively involved with their many
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