Honorees 2004

 

  • Honorary Vietnamese American:A recognition presented to a non-Vietnamese individual who has made a significant contribution to the lives of Vietnamese Americans.
 
Award Category Honoree
Honorary Vietnamese American SECRETARY NORMAN Y. MINETA
    • National Leadership Award:An award presented to an organization which through its ground breaking efforts have allowed for Vietnamese Americans to realize and expand their opportunities in the United States.
 
Award Category Honoree
National Leadership Award CATHOLIC CHARITIES USA
    • Golden Torch Award:An award presented to distinguished Vietnamese Americans for their achievements in their professional disciplines or in their service to the community.
 
Six (6) Individuals shall be selected from the following categories:
 
Award Category Honoree
Business   MR. TRUNG DUNG (SAN RAMON, CA)
Government MS. NGOAN LE (CHICAGO, IL)
Media MR. YEN NGOC DO (WESTMINSTER, CA)
Public/ Community Services MR. TRUONG DINH TRAN (NEW YORK, NY)
Science & Technology DR. EUGENE TRINH (WASHINGTON, D.C.)
Sports MR. DAT NGUYEN (DALLAS, TX)

 

Golden Torch Award Selection Criteria:

  • Defines a milestone or benchmark for Vietnamese Americans (1st of...);
  • Positively impacts how others perceive the Vietnamese American community;
  • Validates our position as Americans Of Vietnamese descent; and/or
  • Is considered a role model/pioneer/trail blazer

 

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