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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