RELEASE: Immigrant Heritage Hall of Fame

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Bernard Kavaler

Jun 30, 2022, 8:10:16 AMJun 30
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The Immigrant Heritage Hall of Fame (IHHF) will be adding four iconic contributors to the fabric of life in Connecticut and America, representing vast accomplishment and varied backgrounds and religious traditions.  The induction ceremony by the National Immigrant Heritage Center will take place on Thursday, July 14, 2022.

The new class of IHHF inductees will include distinguished individuals who have been leaders, activists and scholars in education, human rights, science, philanthropy, and interreligious understanding. They are:

Judith Altmann, educator, human rights activist and Holocaust survivor

-  Marilda Gándara, corporate attorney, business and philanthropic leader

-  Aida Mansoor, scholar, Islamic Chaplain and activist for interreligious understanding

- Radenka Maric, Interim President, University of Connecticut 

Keynote speaker for the IHHF induction ceremony will be Angelina Gadeliya, Professor of Piano and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at the University of Connecticut. She was born in Sukhumi, Georgia where she began her musical studies at the age of five and continued them in Ukraine until moving to the US in 1990.

The upcoming IHHF Induction Ceremony and Gala will mark the first time in which an entire class of IHHF inductees are women, highlighting the indispensable role of women to America’s immigrant heritage.  The event will be held on July 14 at the AquaTurf in Plantsville, CT. 

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