The award distinguishes those who have made significant contributions and advancements to higher education. Wang, who serves as an honorary director, is being commemorated for her active involvement with the college and continued support for the Foundation.
Along with the Wang family, (pictured here, from left: Thomas Wang, International Sales Manager, Tony Wang, CEO/Chairman and Co-Founder; Tai Wang; and Shelley Wang, President) she has established the WAC Lighting scholarship at LaGuardia College, which has provided financial support to over 100 students over the years.
“We really wanted to recognize Tai for her help in making the Foundation grow and for providing financial support to our students as well,” said LaGuardia’s Director of Development Angela Wambugu Cobb.
Gail Mellow, President of the college, presented Wang with a crystal award from Tiffany & Co.
Wang also has been honored with the International Humanitarian Award, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and the Asian American Visionary Award.