LINK AMERICAS™ Foundation's highest honor is
awarded to individuals whose outstanding leadership
and personal dedication advances "Technology Serving
Humanity" in the areas of:
Life - Information - Network - Knowledge (LINK)
Mayor of Winters, California
Mayor Cecilia Aguiar-Curry of Winters, California, initiated a broadband education project for her town, which has students that are 62% Hispanic, 35% Caucasian and 2% other. The mayor is showing leadership at the local community level for advancing digital literacy. Many rural areas, such as Winters suffer from a lack of broadband infrastructure. Through a partnership with the Youcha Denne Wintum Nation Community Fund, a $240,000 grant was given to help the school district obtain broadband access and computer and networking equipment for Grades 2-5. This grant created tremendous excitement for the families, as the parents and grandparents came to the school to get involved with their children and learn digital literacy skills.
Honorable Bob Wise,
Former Governor of West Virginia
The Honorable Sebastián Piñera,
President of Chile
The Honorable Sebastián Piñera, President of Chile President Piñera showcased the use of advanced technologies by his government in providing access to the global media throughout the entire rescue of the trapped Chilean miners. The world was able to observe and share in the rescue efforts on a minute by minute basis. More importantly, families of the miners, doctors, and rescue workers were able to maintain constant contact throughout the months of the ordeal – ensuring the physical and mental health of the trapped miners. This openness and use of information and communications technologies brought the country of Chile and the entire global community together in an incredible humanitarian process. Congratulations to President Sebastián Piñera for his recognition of the benefits of technology in the rescue effort and in demonstrating the human factors of “Technology Serving Humanity”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_iLjWLFhTc
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The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton,
Secretary of State
William S. Loiry accepting the Life Award on behalf of The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State, presented by Teray Stephens, President, NWPC CA.