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Alexander B. Chernyk Medal
Awarded to Ambassador William Green Miller

PHILADELPHIA - The Ukrainian Federation of America has awarded the Alexander B. Chernyk Medal to the former US ambassador to Ukraine, His Excellency Ambassador William Green Miller. Ambassador Miller was presented the medal on May 3rd, 2015, at an annual awards ceremony “for his outstanding leadership and deep commitment to U.S.-Ukraine relations.” The event was held at the Ukrainian Educational and Cultural Center in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania.

The Alexander B. Chernyk Medal honors those who promote leadership and help to the Ukrainian people. Past recipients include Congressman Bob Schaffer, Congressman Charles F. Dougherty, Archbishop Borys Gudziak, Congressman Jim Gerlach and E. Morgan Williams (President/CEO US – Ukraine Business Council).

During the ceremony, Ambassador Miller received greetings from Senator Pat Toomey and Senator Bob Casey, and personal congratulations from Congressman Jim Gerlach. Metropolitan Archbishop Stefan Soroka gave the invocation. The event was attended by representatives of the American Jewish Committee and multiple Ukrainian American organizations from Philadelphia and Washington D.C.

Speaking at the event, former Congressman Charles F. Dougherty, who represented constituents in the Greater Philadelphia Area and was Co-Chair of the Congressional Ukrainian Caucus, thanked Ambassador Miller for his many years of service and dedication and provided an insightful overview of an exceptional career that has spanned seven decades.

“With an education from Williams College, Oxford, and Harvard, Ambassador Miller entered the Foreign Service in 1959, serving five years in Iran before transitioning back to Washington as a line officer in the office of Secretary of State, Dean Rusk. In the years to follow, he served as a foreign policy and defence advisor to Senator John Sherman Cooper, and held the position of Associate Dean and Professor of International Politics of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. In 1986, Ambassador Miller returned to Washington as President of the American Committee on United States – Soviet Relations, where his position admitted him to travel frequently throughout the Soviet Union, obtaining direct knowledge of the monumental changes taking place in the region.”

“Between, 1993 and 1998, Mr. Miller served as United States Ambassador to Ukraine under President Bill Clinton. As Ambassador, he was a supporter to some of the most fundamental transformations of the Ukrainian State, including ratification of Ukraine’s Constitution. To this day, Ambassador Miller still promotes peace and stability in Ukraine through his work as a Senior Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.”

Congressman Dougherty thanked Ambassador Miller “for his lifetime of international diplomatic accomplishments, and his help in forging the steadfast US-Ukraine relationship that has lasted and will continue to last for decades to come.”

The Congressional Ukrainian Caucus is bi-partisan group of Members of Congress who share a common concern for building stronger bilateral relations between Ukraine and the United States. In its continuing cooperation with the Ukrainian American community, the Caucus serves to lend support for Ukraine in its process of democratization and market-oriented reforms. Furthermore, it is a valuable source of information for Members of Congress regarding events in Ukraine.

Marcy Kaptur

Marcy Kaptur

Title: Co-Chair
Party: Democrat
Representing: Ohio's 9th District
Website: http://www.house.gov/kaptur

Sander Levin

Sander Levin

Title: Co-Chair
Party: Democrat
Representing: Michigan's 12th District
Website: http://www.house.gov/levin/

Mike Fitzpatrick

Mike Fitzpatrick

Title: Co-Chair
Party: Republican
Representing: Pennsylvania's 8th District
Website: http://www.house.gov/fitzpatrick/

Gus Bilirakis

Gus Bilirakis

Party: Democrat
Representing: Florida's 9th District
Website: http://www.house.gov/bilirakis/

Brendan Boyle

Brendan Boyle

Party: Democrat
Representing: Pennsylvania's 13th District
Website: http://www.house.gov/boyle/

Corrine Brown

Corrine Brown

Party: Democrat
Representing: Florida's 3rd District
Website: http://www.house.gov/corrinebrown/

Joseph Crowley

Joseph Crowley

Party: Democrat
Representing: New York's 7th District
Website: http://www.house.gov/crowley

Danny Davis

Danny Davis

Party: Democrat
Representing: Illinois's 7th District
Website: http://www.house.gov/davis

Rosa DeLauro

Rosa DeLauro

Party: Democrat
Representing: Connecticut's 3rd District
Website: http://www.house.gov/delauro

Lloyd Doggett

Lloyd Doggett

Party: Democrat
Representing: Texas's 25th District
Website: http://www.house.gov/doggett

Eliot Engel

Eliot Engel

Party: Democrat
Representing: New York's 17th District
Website: http://www.house.gov/engel

Elizabeth Esty

Elizabeth Esty

Party: Democrat
Representing: Connecticut's 5th District
Website: http://www.house.gov/esty

Luis Gutierrez

Luis Gutierrez

Party: Democrat
Representing: Illinois's 4th District
Website: http://www.house.gov/gutierrez

Andy Harris

Andy Harris

Party: Republican
Representing: Maryland's 1st District
Website: http://www.house.gov/harris

Alcee Hastings

Alcee Hastings

Party: Republican
Representing: Florida's 23rd District
Website: http://www.house.gov/alceehastings

Darrell Issa

Darrell Issa

Party: Republican
Representing: California's 49th District
Website: http://www.house.gov/issa

Hakeem Jeffries

Hakeem Jeffries

Party: Democrat
Representing: New York's 8th District
Website: http://www.house.gov/jeffries

David Joyce

David Joyce

Party: Republican
Representing: Ohio's 14th District
Website: http://www.house.gov/joyce

Dan Kildee

Dan Kildee

Party: Democrat
Representing: Michigan's 5th District
Website: http://www.house.gov/dankildee

Doug Lamborn

Doug Lamborn

Party: Republican
Representing: Colorado's 5th District
Website: http://www.house.gov/lamborn

James Langevin

James Langevin

Party: Democrat
Representing: Rhode Island's 2nd District
Website: http://www.house.gov/langevin

Dan Lipinski

Dan Lipinski

Party: Democrat
Representing: Illinois's 3rd District
Website: http://www.house.gov/lipinski

Nita Lowey

Nita Lowey

Party: Democrat
Representing: New York's 18th District
Website: http://www.house.gov/lowey

Candice Miller

Candice Miller

Party: Republican
Representing: Michigan's 10th District
Website: http://www.house.gov/candicemiller

Tim Murphy

Tim Murphy

Party: Republican
Representing: Pennsylvania's 18th District
Website: http://www.house.gov/murphy

Frank Pallone

Frank Pallone

Party: Democrat
Representing: New Jersy's 6th District
Website: http://www.house.gov/pallone

William Pascrell

William Pascrell

Party: Democrat
Representing: New Jersy's 8th District
Website: http://www.house.gov/pascrell

Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi

Party: Democrat
Representing: California's 8th District
Website: http://www.house.gov/pelosi

David Price

David Price

Party: Democrat
Representing: North Carolina's 4th District
Website: http://www.house.gov/price

Mike Quigley

Mike Quigley

Party: Democrat
Representing: Illinois's 5th Districtth District
Website: http://www.house.gov/quigley

Charles Rangel

Charles Rangel

Party: Democrat
Representing: New York's 15th District
Website: http://www.house.gov/rangel

Tom Reed

Tom Reed

Party: Republican
Representing: New York's 23rd District
Website: http://www.house.gov/reed

Dave Reichert

Dave Reichert

Party: Republican
Representing: Washington's 8th District
Website: http://www.house.gov/reichert

Peter Roskam

Peter Roskam

Party: Republican
Representing: Illinois's 6th District
Website: http://www.house.gov/roskam

Bobby Rush

Bobby Rush

Party: Democrat
Representing: Illinois's 1st District
Website: http://www.house.gov/rush

Jan Schakowsky

Jan Schakowsky

Party: Democrat
Representing: Illinois's 9th District
Website: http://www.house.gov/schakowsky

Brad Sherman

Brad Sherman

Party: Democrat
Representing: California's 27th District
Website: http://www.house.gov/sherman

Bill Shuster

Bill Shuster

Party: Republican
Representing: Pennsylvania's 9th District
Website: http://www.house.gov/shuster

Louise Slaughter

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

Party: Democrat
Representing: New York's 28th District
Website: http://www.house.gov/slaughter

Chris Smith

Chris Smith

Party: Republican
Representing: New Jersey's 4th District
Website: http://www.house.gov/chrissmith

Chris Van Hollen

Chris Van Hollen

Party: Democrat
Representing: Maryland's 8th District
Website: http://www.house.gov/vanhollen

Joe Wilson

Joe Wilson

Party: Republican
Representing: South Carolina's 2nd District
Website: http://www.house.gov/joewilson

The Senate Ukraine Caucus is a bipartisan caucus of the United States Senate that was inaugurated on February 9, 2015 in Washington, D.C.. Its mission is "to strengthen the political, military, economic, and cultural relationship between the United States and Ukraine."

Its counterpart in the House of Representatives is the Congressional Ukrainian Caucus, which was established in 1997 and consists of 41 representatives.

Rob Portman

Rob Portman

Title: Co-Chair
Party: Republican
Senator for: Ohio
Website: http://www.portman.senate.gov/

Dick Durbin

Dick Durbin

Title: Co-Chair
Party: Democrat
Senator for: Illinois
Website: http://www.durbin.senate.gov/

Kelly Ayotte

Kelly Ayotte

Title: Vice Co-Chair
Party: Republican
Senator for:New Hampshire
Website: http://www.ayotte.senate.gov/

Chris Murphy

Chris Murphy

Title: Vice Co-Chair
Party: Democrat
Senator for: Connecticut
Website: http://www.murphy.senate.gov/

Sherrod Brown

Sherrod Brown

Title: Vice Co-Chair
Party: Democrat
Senator for: Ohio
Website: http://www.brown.senate.gov/

Mark Kirk

Mark Kirk

Title: Vice Co-Chair
Party: Republican
Senator for: Illinois
Website: http://www.kirk.senate.gov/

John Barrasso

John Barrasso

Party: Republican
Senator for: Wyoming
Website: http://www.barrasso.senate.gov/

Richard Blumenthal

Richard Blumenthal

Party: Democrat
Senator for: Connecticut
Website: http://www.blumenthal.senate.gov/

Barbara Boxer

Barbara Boxer

Party: Democrat
Senator for: California
Website: http://www.boxer.senate.gov/

Ben Cardin

Ben Cardin

Party: Democrat
Senator for: Maryland
Website: http://www.cardin.senate.gov/

Joe Donnelly

Joe Donnelly

Party: Democrat
Senator for: Indiana
Website: http://www.donnelly.senate.gov/

John McCain

John McCain

Party: Republican
Senator for: Arizona
Website: http://www.mccain.senate.gov/

Bill Nelson

Bill Nelson

Party: Democrat
Senator for: Florida
Website: http://www.billnelson.senate.gov/

Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio

Party: Republican
Senator for: Florida
Website: http://www.rubio.senate.gov/

Jeanne Shaheen

Jeanne Shaheen

Party: Democrat
Senator for: New Hampshire
Website: http://www.shaheen.senate.gov/

Ukrainian Congress Committee of America
http://www.ucca.org/

The UCCA's mission is to support cultural, educational, and humanitarian activities that emphasize the Ukrainian American heritage and provide support for Ukraine's newly developing democracy.

 

Ukrainian Educational and Cultural Center
http://www.ueccphila.org/

The Ukrainian Educational and Cultural Center (UECC) is a non-profit organization located in the suburbs of Philadelphia in Jenkintown, PA. Founded in 1980, it is a focal point of Ukrainian-American cultural life in the Delaware Valley.

 

Plast Ukrainian Scouting Organization
http://www.plastusa.org/

USA Plast – an organization built on exemplary international scouting principles with Ukrainian characteristics.

 

Ukrainian American Youth Association (SUMA)
http://cym.org/us/

The Ukrainian American Youth Associaiton (UAYA) is a voluntary, non-profit youth organization with 28 chapters in 12 states. The UAYA works in conjunction with branches of the Ukrainian Youth Association in 8 other countries. The Ukrainian American Youth Association (UAYA) has been a vital factor in the life of Ukrainian-American communities for nearly 50 years. During the last half-century it has guided Ukrainian youth toward becoming knowledgeable and active members of their Ukrainian and local communities as a whole.

 

Ukrainian American Citizens' Association
http://www.ukieclub.com/

The Ukrainian American Citizens' Association (UACA) is a member's only association consisting of both Active and Social members. This organization welcomes all of Ukrainian decent and those who would like to learn more about and participate in the Ukrainian community of Philadelphia.

 

Ukrainian League of Philadelphia
http://www.ukrainianleague.com/

The Ukrainian League of Philadelphia is an organization of Ukrainian American citizens who have bonded together to form a group for the fostering and nurturing of the Ukrainian culture and heritage while still respecting and honoring the American culture and its freedoms.

 

Ukrainian Engineers Society of America
http://www.uesa.org/

The Ukrainian Engineers' Society of America is an organization whose mission is to aid in the spread of engineering studies and the engineering profession, to foster interest in technical and economic issues in Ukraine and to provide a social environment for and inter-networking among its members.

 

Ukrainian Heritage School
http://www.ukrainianheritageschool.org/

The main objective of the Ukrainian Heritage School has been and is the education of its students in Ukrainian language and culture in order that they may retain their Ukrainian heritage.

 

Ukrainian National Women's League of America Inc.
http://www.unwla.org/

The purpose of UNWLA, Inc. is to unite women of Ukrainian descent and those affiliated with the Ukrainian community. Charitable and Cultural Organization In Existence Since 1925.

 

Ukrainian Selfreliance Federal Credit Union
https://www.ukrfcu.com/

The Selfreliance Association of Ukrainian-Americans was established as a social services organization in New York City with a mission to assist newly-arrived Ukrainian immigrants. The Association established branches in most major cities in the United States and, in turn, these branches became sponsors of credit unions.

 

Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble
http://www.voloshky.com/

Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble represents Ukrainian culture through dance. Voloshky’s unique blend of styles has positioned the company as a leading cultural ambassador, simultaneously representing Ukrainian arts as well as the rich dynamic pluralism of the United States.

 

BRAMA - Gateway Ukraine
http://www.brama.com/

Information focusing on Ukraine and Ukrainians.

 

Ukrainian Soccer Portal
http://www.ukrainiansoccer.net/

Ukrainian soccer, soccer scores, soccer news, soccer standings, soccer tournament information.

 

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