Caitlin "Cait" Shields '11 October 31, 2018 10:26 AM updated: November 5, 2018 5:20 PM
The Aggie Women, a chartered constituent network with The Association of Former Students, honored four Aggie women for their contributions to Texas A&M, their communities and the world, and for exemplifying the university's core values.
"We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to all of this year's attendees for their continued support, as well as to our great sponsors, who help make it all possible. We hope that ... you will leave motivated and inspired to carry the Aggie Spirit forward in all that you do," the group said.
The three Legacy Award recipients are:
The Aggie Women Network also presented Huyen Pham with the Eminent Scholar Award. This award is a joint recognition with the president of Texas A&M specifically for female faculty at A&M. It is designed to recognize outstanding research, scholarship and service, honoring those scholars who act as role models for all female students.
Pham has served as a professor of law at the Texas A&M School of Law for 10 years, focusing on immigration law. As one of the first legal scholars to recognize the significance of the sub-federal immigration regulation that grew after the attacks on 9/11, she has written extensively about the doctrinal and policy implications of this regulation. Born in Vietnam, Pham arrived to the U.S. as an unaccompanied refugee child. She ultimately graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School, both with honors. She has volunteered in a Vietnamese refugee camp as an Echoing Green Fellow, clerked with a federal judge and has worked as an assistant attorney general and a corporate lawyer.
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