Dr. Sabeti chosen as “Great Immigrants” 2014 honoree
Every Independence Day, Carnegie Corporation of New York salutes “great immigrants,” Dr. Pardis Sabeti has been chosen as a 2014 honoree. Visit the link for the 2014 honorees.
As it has every year since 2006, the Corporation is honoring a group of notable immigrants and their achievements in its “Pride of America” full-page public service ad in The New York Times. The Corporation also salutes new and aspiring citizens on a companion website at greatimmigrants.carnegie.org.
“We owe the vitality, the progress and the hope we all have for the future of this nation to the contributions that each and every citizen has brought to the banquet table, including those who have come as immigrants, either recently or in the distant past,” said Vartan Gregorian, President of Carnegie Corporation of New York and a naturalized citizen. “Andrew Carnegie was perhaps the best export of Scotland to the U.S. and became one of the champions of U.S. democracy and philanthropy.”
The 2014 “Pride of America” honorees, 41 immigrants from more than two dozens countries, are leaders in multiple fields. They include Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and U.S. Ambassador to South Africa Patrick Gaspard, authors Reza Aslan and André Aciman, Carnegie Mellon University President Subra Suresh, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration Maria Contreras-Sweet, Nobel Prize Winner in Medicine Roger Guillemin; musicians Tan Dun and Dave Matthews, actress Sara Ramirez and actor/comedian Aasif Mandvi, and fashion designers Vivienne Tam and Carolina Herrera.