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Esther Don Tang's Awards

Selected award, honors, and special activities

Esther Don Tang and Family honored with the Generations of Commitment Award by the Pima Council on Aging at its 41st Anniversary Gala, April 2008.
One of two people honored by the Catholic Foundation and the Diocese of Tucson at its Cornerstone Gala's "Celebrating Our Traditions," May 7, 2004. program cover [27K] Catholic Foundation's tribute to Esther [171 PDF]
2003 Historymakers™ honoree. Read Esther's biography from the 2003 Historymakers™ Gala VII, March 1, 2003
Ribbon cutting and unveiling of plaques in honor of Esther Don Tang at the dedication of the University of Arizona's Learning Services Building, October 25, 2002. Read more
University of Arizona to name a meeting area and garden in its new Learning Services Building in honor of Esther Don Tang. Read about from the Arizona Daily Star's July 14, 2001
Esther served on the Community Diversity Council at AZNG 161st Air Refueling Wing in 2002. View an image of Esther with the Council members [75K] posing before an air tanker version of the C-97 and in a hangar [65K].
Recognized as a Community Activist by the Tucson Citizen, January 19, 2001
Honored by The Arthritis Foundation, September 30, 1999
Honored by St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church at its community pipe organ concert, September 29, 1999
Selected to introduce President William Jefferson Clinton at the Tucson Convention Center during his visit to Tucson, February 25, 1999. Read Esther's introductory remarks
Selected by Concerned Media Professionals as one of four "Women Who Helped Build Tucson," 1998.
La Doña de Pueblo de Tucson, 1997
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Leadership Award, 1991
Honorary Doctorate, University of Arizona, 1991
Rosie Award, 1990
Roots & Wings service award, 1989
Pima Community College Distinguished Service Award, 1988
Outstanding Citizen Award, City of Tucson, 1988
Certificate of Appreciation, Republic of China, 1986
Lady Commander of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem, 1985
University of Arizona Alumni Award, 1976
Sertoma Club Meritorious Service to Mankind Award, 1973
Tucson Woman of the Year in Administration, 1968
Tucson Woman of the Year, 1955




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