Passport to Prosperity

Mohamed Sharif

DMACC Student Emerging Leader Award Mohamed Sharif has worked with several community non-profits to help groom future technology talent, spending countless hours outside his full-time studies and two part-time positions at DMACC, inspiring middle and high school students. His nominators praised Mohamed’s commitment to helping others, passion to promote education & IT, and service to …

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James Suong

Iowa Army National Guard James Suong serves with the Iowa Army National Guard. His nominators call him a standard-bearer for bringing together people of varying cultures. Through his volunteer efforts, he has influenced public policy and programs for refugees and the Asian Pacific Islander community in Iowa. He serves on the Commission of Asian and …

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Abigail Sui

EMBARC Abigail Sui is one of the founding staff members of EMBARC, a grassroots nonprofit founded by and for refugees. She helped to conceptualize, launch, and manage the Parent Navigator Program. Under Abigail’s leadership, the program has taught over 400 parents, enrolled over 300 preschoolers and kindergartners, and provided over 1,000 social services in the …

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Sam Gabriel

Sam Gabriel

Genesis Youth Foundation Samuel Gabriel is the co-founder and executive director of Genesis Youth Foundation, where he works to empower underserved youth and young adults, engage them in opportunities to become effective leaders, and provide a unified voice for African voices. During the COVID-19 crisis, Sam has been instrumental in making sure families had food, …

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Atul Gupta

Advanced Technologies Group Atul Gupta came to Iowa as an international student at Grinnell College in 1984 and has since lived in Iowa. After college he joined Principal Financial Group as the second person on the dedicated Technology Research team. Atul rose to become Director of Information Technologies for Principal International’s IT operations servicing locations …

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