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Immigrant Journey Awards Seeks Nominations of Outstanding Immigrants in North Texas

By May 20, 2016May 27th, 2021News & Events

Awards Program Spotlights Positive Immigrant Achievements

DALLAS –Scheef & Stone, LLP is pleased to present the 5th Annual Immigrant Journey Awards. This program recognizes and honor exceptional immigrant individuals who have chosen to make this country their home and who have demonstrated leadership in business by contributing to the civic and economic vitality of North Texas. This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Vistasp M. Karbhari, President of the University of Texas at Arlington. The awards luncheon will be held at Prestonwood Country Club, 15909 Preston Rd., Dallas, Texas on Friday, June 10, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

“Immigration is tremendously beneficial to the economic health and cultural wealth of Texas,” says Ann Massey Badmus, immigration attorney and chair of the Immigrant Journey Awards program. “Immigrants make important positive contributions in every facet of life, from the business world to the public square.”

Awards will be handed out in four categories – Immigrant Entrepreneur, Immigrant Professional Excellence, Immigrant Advocate, and Immigrant Spirit. The Immigrant Entrepreneur Award is bestowed on an individual who has built a highly successful business in North Texas, and who sets a great example for other motivated entrepreneurs around the state and the nation. Immigrants who have made remarkable strides in a professional field are eligible for the Immigrant Professional Excellence Award. The Immigrant Spirit Award recognizes an elected official or other civic leader who has contributed substantially to the well-being of the entire community or region. Finally, the Immigrant Advocate Award is reserved for an individual, organization, business, or government entity that has made a powerful and positive impact on the welfare of immigrants via public advocacy.

The Immigrant Journey Summit and Awards coincides and is partnered with Immigrant Heritage Month, an opportunity for everyone to rally around the diversity of the country and celebrate our shared heritage as a nation of immigrants.

Dallas-based Scheef & Stone recognizes the tremendous impact immigrants have had on our nation and is honored to have this opportunity to help celebrate outstanding immigrants and their advocates in the U.S. For more information, to sponsor, attend or submit a nomination, visit

Scheef & Stone, LLP provides solid counsel to its valued clients by forging innovative legal solutions to build treasured and lasting relationships. From its offices in Dallas and Frisco, members of the firm recognize their services are not about them and hold themselves to the highest standards, by embracing the art of going above and beyond the extra mile. These values have led to strategic growth, bringing our attorney count to approximately 60 lawyers practicing in a full-service transactional and business law firm with services including immigration, corporate, cybersecurity, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, tax, construction law, banking, intellectual property, healthcare, and employment law.