Seed Ethiopia to honour Prof. Al Mariam & other distinguished Ethiopians

Seed Ethiopia is honouring Prof. Al Mariam and other distinguished Ethiopians at its annual award ceremony on May 29 in Washington DC, for their exceptional contributions to the cause of Ethiopia.

SEED INVITES YOU TO THE 19th ANNUAL AWARD DINNER & DANCE, SUNDAY May 29th, 2011

A TRIBUTE TO:

Dr. Abebech Gobena: for her act of kindness that appeals to our collective conscience to do good for others and for the nobility and courage of her acts that have enabled fellow Ethiopians to live healthier and longer life as well as in recognition of her selfless deportment, as role model who has endeared herself to our community and the world at large, as inspiring and self-less humanitarian who has made significant difference in the lives of thousands of men, women and children in Ethiopia, for her demonstrated love for Ethiopia and Ethiopians, and successful leadership in AGOHELD and for all of her distinctive attributes.

Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam: as a distinguished scholar and a venerated teacher, in appreciation of his lifelong dedication and courage in defending the freedom and civil liberties of our people, for his unselfish devotion to the preservation of human rights, unfading interest in the defense of free speech and civil-rights, in acknowledgement of the rich and positive contributions he has made by exemplifying the highest ideals and standards of our community, in recognition of his inspiring academic excellence, prolific writings on the pressing issues in the Diaspora community, for his efforts to keep on fighting to preserving and defending the pride and dignity of Ethiopia, for his civic responsibilities, love of country and many other positive attributes.

Mr. Ezra Teshome: as a humanitarian and a Rotarian who helped save the lives of so many Ethiopian children by fighting against polio and poverty, for his inspiring entrepreneurial leadership and academic accomplishments, in recognition of his community services by providing his support for educational, cultural, & other programs in our community, in appreciation of his financial & material support by providing hope for the less fortunate young Ethiopians, for his efforts to bring clean water to deprived villages in Ethiopia, as a role model to Ethiopians in the Diaspora, in acknowledgment of his civic responsibilities and demonstrated love of country, and for all of his distinctive attributes.

Prof. Hussein Ahmed: [Posthumous] as a distinguished scholar and authority in Islam in Ethiopia and as a venerated teacher, in appreciation of his lifelong dedication to preserving the history and interfaith harmony among Ethiopians & between Moslems and Christians in Ethiopia in particular, in acknowledgement of the rich and positive contributions and legacy he has left behind by exemplifying the ideals and standards of our community, in recognition of his inspiring academic excellence, his efforts to keep on fighting to preserve and defend the history, pride and dignity of Ethiopia, for his civic responsibilities and many other positive attributes.

Dr. Woldemeskel Kostre: as a distinguished Ethiopian and outstanding coach with worldwide acclaim who has dedicated his life in service of his country, in acknowledgement of the many years of his outstanding leadership that encourages both women and men Ethiopian athletes to excel in sports and help develop world-class athletes and brought fame to Ethiopians across the globe, in recognition of his own exemplary academic and athletic accomplishments, community services, love of country and for all of his distinctive attributes.

Dr. Melaku E. Bayen: [Posthumous] as one of the first Ethiopians to ever receive a degree in medicine from a U.S college and for his outstanding academic excellence, as a bridge-builder who worked hard to strengthened the bond among Africans, African Americans and the Caribbeans, as a founder and publisher of the voice of Ethiopia which galvanized the Ethiopians in the Diaspora to fight against European colonialism and stop the Italian aggression against Ethiopia (paying the ultimate price in the process), as a co-founder of The Ethiopian World Federation established to fight for freedom, justice and self-determination as well as to maintain the integrity of Ethiopia, in acknowledgement of his struggle for human rights and as one of the leading advocates for the freedom of African Americans at the time, for his civic and professional contributions , community services, his demonstrated love of country, and all of his other distinctive attributes.

Professor Redda Tekle Haimanot, Chief Executive Officer of Grarbet Tehadiso Mahber (GMT), under whose leadership the less fortunate Ethiopians in Butajira region are able to have access for vision-care, in recognition of his tireless efforts and promise through GMT to uplift victims of polio by providing rehabilitation and other health related services, in appreciation of his creating self-reliance & encouragement by giving medical/technical training for the disabled and the economically deprived in the region, in acknowledgement of his outstanding academic and scientific excellence, and for all of his distinctive and positive attributes.

The following are SEED 2010 Outstanding Student Honorees:

Abigail G. Mariam, Adam Tecle, Ainslee Robson, Edlawit Tessema, Tadews Haile, Yacob Tonas
Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center
3800 Reservoir Rd, NW, Leavy Center Building, Washington, DC 20057
202-687-3200

DIRECTIONS:

Maps & Direction Information to Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center
3800 Reservoir RD NW, Washington DC 20057 202-687-3200

Ronald Reagan Washington National – DCA
• Hotel direction: 5.0 mi N
• Driving directions: Take George Washington Parkway North. Follow signs for Key Bridge/Route 50. Follow the road until the Key Bridge exit. You will want to be in the left lane as you cross over Key Bridge. At the end of Key Bridge take a left at the light. This is Canal Road. Follow the road as it bears to the right. At this point the road becomes Foxhall Rd. At the third light take a right onto Reservoir Rd. Follow Reservoir Rd. until you get to Entrance #1 of Georgetown University Hospital, turn right. Follow the road straight back, it will dead-end into a parking garage. This is the Leavey Center Building. Enter the parking garage and turn right. In front of you will be the door to the Conference Center Elevator. If you need to drive directly to the Conference Center Entrance, you will need to turn right before you enter the parking garage. The entrance is under the green awnings. Call our directions line at 202-687-5452 for directions from the airport and other locations.
• Estimated taxi fare: 20.00 USD (one way)
Washington, DC/Dulles – IAD
• Hotel direction: 25.0 mi E
• Driving directions: Follow Dulles Airport Access Road to I-66. Take I-66 east to Key Bridge exit. You will want to be in the left lane as you cross over Key Bridge. At the end of Key Bridge take a left at the light. This is Canal Road. Follow the road as it bears to the right. At this point the road becomes Foxhall Rd. At the third light take a right onto Reservoir Rd. Follow Reservoir Rd. until you get to Entrance #1 of Georgetown University Hospital, turn right. Follow the road straight back, it will dead-end into a parking garage. This is the Leavey Center Building. Enter the parking garage and turn right. In front of you will be the door to the Conference Center Elevator. If you need to drive directly to the Conference Center Entrance, you will need to turn right before you enter the parking garage. The entrance is under the green awnings Call our directions line at 202-687-5452 for directions from the airport or other locations.
• Estimated taxi fare: 45.00 USD (one way)
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport – BWI
• Hotel direction: 45.0 mi S
• Driving directions: Follow I-95 South to I-495. Take the I-495 West Exit towards Silver Spring. Continue towards Virginia on I-495 South. Follow to Cabin John Parkway Exit 40 (Glen Echo). Continue on the Parkway past Chain Bridge Rd. and take a left at the next light. This is Arizona Ave. At the top of the hill take a right onto MacArthur Blvd. When the road divides bear left onto Reservoir Rd. Follow Reservoir Rd. until you get to Entrance #1 of Georgetown University Hospital, turn right. Follow the road straight back, it will dead-end into a parking garage. This is the Leavey Center Building. Enter the parking garage and turn right. In front of you will be the door to the Conference Center Elevator. If you need to drive directly to the Conference Center Entrance, you will need to turn right before you enter the parking garage. The entrance is under the green awnings. Call our directions line at 202-687-5452 for directions from the airport and other locations.
• Estimated taxi fare: 65.00 USD (one way)

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Phone (609) 407-0496, (234)-380-1533
www.ethioseed.org

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