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05/14/09

Six Iranian-Americans Receive the 2009 Ellis Island Medal of Honor

Source: Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA)

PAAIA congratulates all the medal recipients and thanks them for their contributions to the richness and diversity of American life.

On May 9, 2009 six Iranian Americans received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for outstanding achievement in their personal and professional lives coupled with preservation of their culture and heritage and noteworthy citizenship to the United States.


This year's Iranian American honorees are:

Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh - President, Long Island Plastic Surgical Group

Dr. Hamid Biglari - Vice-Chairman, Citicorp

Ms. Forough B. Hosseini - Executive VP of Information Systems, ICI Homes

The Honorable Bijan R. Kian - Member, Board of Directors, U.S. Export-Import Bank

Ms. Nooshin Malakzad - President/Owner, Nooshin, Inc.

Dr. Reza Momeni - Plastic Reconstructive Surgeon, Summit Medical Group

Established in 1986 by National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations, the Ellis Island Medals of Honor annually pays tribute to the ancestry groups that comprise America's unique cultural mosaic. The Ellis Island Medal of Honor ranks among the nation's most prestigious awards. The Medals are presented on Ellis Island, in a dramatic ceremony, to American citizens of diverse origins for their outstanding contributions to their communities, their nation and the world.

The Ellis Island Medals of Honor are sanctioned by the U.S. Congress and recipients' names are listed in the Congressional Record. Six Presidents of the United States, Nobel Prize winners, athletes, leaders of industry, artists and others are among the remarkable group of individuals to have previously received the award.

PAAIA congratulates all the medal recipients and thanks them for their contributions to the richness and diversity of American life.

Click here to view the list of Iranian American honorees from inception to 2009.

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