Indian-American 'Neeli Bendapudi' gets 'Immigrant Achievement Award'
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Indian-American citizen 'Neeli Bendapudi' (59) was on 28 April conferred with the prestigious'Immigrant Achievement Award' 2023 for her contribution in the field of higher education in the US.
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Neeli Bendapudi is the president of Penn State University.
The award is given each year to an individual or organization for their commitment and dedication to American heritage.
For nearly 30 years, Dr. Bendapudi, President of ‘Penn State University’, has been working to foster student success, inclusive excellence in higher education, and create opportunities for students, faculty and staff.
Raised in India, Bendapudi came to the US to pursue her doctoral studies at the University of Kansas.
After that, in America itself, he made his career in the academic and teaching field.
She is the first black woman to serve as the president of Penn State University.
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