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May 19, 2005

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Anna “Cuc” Nguyen


In 1979, Anna “Cuc” Nguyen fled Vietnam with her husband to build a life in the United States.

“A lot of people died at sea, but we were lucky,” said Nguyen, head cashier at the College of Optometry’s University Eye Institute. “I am so grateful to the United States. I was given a good job, and that’s why I try my best and work hard.”

Her commitment to her job and UH has paid off. She is a recipient of a 2005 Staff Excellence Award.

Nicky R. Holdeman, University Eye Institute director, noted that Nguyen is a gracious and loyal employee.

“Mrs. Nguyen was awarded a College Service Award several years ago that included a $50 prize,” Holdeman said. “Instead of keeping the money, she opted to return the funds to help support indigent care. This is one of the many acts of kindness she has shown to her colleagues and our patients over the years.

Francine Parker

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