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Swalwell Recognizes Local Inductees into the Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame

Dr. Hope Michelson of Livermore and Alice Deng of Pleasanton were honored by Rep. Swalwell on the house floor on Wednesday.

U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) honored Dr. Hope Michelson of Livermore and Alice Deng of Pleasanton on the floor of the House of Representatives for their induction into the Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

Here are Swalwell's remarks:

Mr. Speaker, I rise to honor and recognize Dr. Hope Michelson of Livermore and Alice Deng of Pleasanton for their recent induction into the Alameda County Women's Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame recognizes outstanding women in our area and contribution to community in action. Dr. Michelson is being honored in the category of science and she’s a leader and trailblazer at Sandia National Laboratory in my district. She's a combustion and atmospheric chemist at Sandia National  Lab and lead researcher on several projects related to energy and climate change.

Alice is being inducted into the Hall of Fame in the youth category. A student at Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton, Alice demonstrates leadership well beyond her years. She is the co-founder of an organization that helps young women overcome their fear of public speaking and an active volunteer with the Tri-Valley Eden Township Youth Community Court.

It’s fitting that these extraordinary women are being honored in March, which is women's history month. I'm very proud to have both Alice and Dr. Michelson in my district, and their hard work continues to move our district forward.

TrueRealist March 25, 2013 at 04:21 PM
Why is there a womens hall of fame, latino hall of fame, etc, etc? Shouldn't there just be a Hall of Fame? If you have to form a smaller exclusive group to receive an award is that really where you want to be? Kind of sad that they need their own hall of fame. I guess if they'd done something really important they'd be in an all inclusive hall of fame.
Patrick Creaven March 25, 2013 at 08:30 PM
Wow. Really? Let's get rid of the Baseball Hall of Fame too, because that's just for an exclusive group (baseball players) and if they did something really important they would be in an all inclusive Hall of Fame.
libertus_rebelium March 26, 2013 at 02:20 AM
Yes, Patrick, we should get rid of the baseball hall of fame. How many players were admitted this year? Oh yeah.. it is a corrupt pit of cheaters. But then again, it is the American pastime. Maybe that is just a coincidence. Either way I'm pretty tired of all the self congratulating in sports. You guys throw balls and run up and down a field for a living, be happy you even get paid for that crap.
LL March 26, 2013 at 04:25 AM
He's a joke.
TrueRealist March 26, 2013 at 02:26 PM
@ Patrick Anyone can play baseball so it is inclusive of everyone. However, not anyone can be a woman, Latino, etc. Sorry to burst your bubble.

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