Past Honorees
Passport to Prosperity nominees represent over 45 countries with some of the most inspirational people we’ve ever met. We want to continue to honor their names below.
2021
Information coming soon.
2020
  • Samuel Gabriel - Liberia
  • Tijana Kudomovic - Bosnia
  • Abigail Sui - Myanmar
  • James Suong - Cambodia
  • Mohamed Sharif - Somalia
  • W.T. DahlEdna M. Dahl
2019
  • Johnny Alcivar - Ecuador
  • Elizabeth Balcarcel Mexico
  • Atul Gupta - India
  • Mazahir Salih - Sudan
  • Conlin Family Foundation
2018
  • Barwaqo Aden - Somalia
  • Mirza Kudic - Bosnia
  • and Herzegovia Albert Liu - China
  • Robert Nishimwe - Burundi
  • Trudy Holman Hurd
2017
  • Sadagat Aliyeva - Azerbaijan
  • Nancy Mwirotsi - Kenya
  • Sanjita Pradhan - Nepal
  • Harold Hill Carol Hill
2016
  • Jane Agyeman -Ghana
  • Kenia Calderon Ceron - El Salvador
  • Alex Duong - Vietnam
  • Lomoro Moses Santino - South Sudan
  • Samra Uzunovic Hiros - Bosnia and Herzegovia
2015
  • Mone Aye - Myanmar/Karen Nation
  • Alejandra Vidal Soler Graham - Argentina
  • Nu Huynh - Vietnam
  • Serkan Usta - Turkey
  • San Wong - Singapore
2014
  • Tej Dhawan - India
  • Aiddy Phomvisay - Laos
  • Claudia Schabel - Brazil
  • Li Zhao Mandelbaum - China
2013
  • Himar Hernandez Santana - Canary Islands
  • Dekow Sagar - Somalia
  • Sandra Sanchez - Mexico
  • Grace Zhenhaun Yang - China
2012
  • Sachiko Murphy - Pakistan
  • Hicham Sibouih - Morocco
  • Phoukham Tran - Laos
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2011
  • Ahmed Merchant - Pakistan
  • Alejando Orozco - Mexico
2010
  • Cyndi Chen - Taiwan
  • Zeljka Krvavica - Bosnia and Herzegovia
  • Shazia Manus - Bangladesh
2009
  • Suku Radia - Uganda
  • Ying Sa - China
  • Yogesh Shah - India
  • Sol Varisco-Santini - Argentina
2008
  • Penny Furgeson - India
  • Doua Lor - Laos
  • Rohey Sallah - Gambia
  • Alma Reed Coon - Phillipines
2007
  • Eric Idehen - Nigeria
  • Alba Perez - Honduras
  • Swallow Yan - China
2006
  • Luca Berrone - Italy
  • Swati Dandekar - India
  • Wangmeng Lee - Laos
2005
  • Juliet Cunningham - Vietnam
  • Joe Gonzalez - Mexico
  • Sonia Parras-Konrad - Spain
  • Liansuo Xie - China
2004
  • Deniz Franke - Turkey
  • Dau-Shen Ju - Taiwan
  • Vinh Nguyễn - Vietnam
  • Surasse (See) Rodari - Thailand
  • Claudius M. Sillah - Sierra Leone
2003
  • Som Baccam - Laos
  • Karuna Sayeed - India
  • Isak Sivi - Turkey
  • Alicia Stessman - Bolivia
  • Fred Lorber - Austria
2002
  • Sahar Al-Shash - Syria
  • Fasil Kebede - Ethiopia
  • Elizabeth Salinas Newby - Mexico
  • Kumsan Song - Republic of Korea
  • Mario Soria - Bolivia
Nominations are open for 2022
Do you know someone who has made a significant and positive impact in their community?
These impacts could be economic, social, or cultural as long as they’re within the state of Iowa.
To qualify for the award, nominees must receive TWO letters of support, and must be available to receive the award on October 8th at our formal event.
Deadline to submit a nomination is May 15, 2022
Questions? Reach out to Kassi Bailey
  kbailey@iowainternationalcenter.org
   515-468-8246

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