An Alumna’s Profile: Nam Amy Vo
Nam Amy Vo spent her nursery, early childhood, and elementary years learning at Montessori Learning Institute. She graduated from Clements High School and attended the University of Texas at Austin. Upon graduating with a BA in Biology, Nam continued her studies at the University of Texas- Health Science Center at Houston, and graduated with a Doctorate degree in Dental Surgery.
Nam is the proud mother of Chloe, in 6th grade, and Lucas, in 2nd grade, who have been students at our school since the age of 3 months.
Dr. Vo is an active member on our PVO, Parent Volunteer Organization. She is known for her caring and enthusiasm in helping others less fortunate in the community and the world.
An Alumnus’s Profile: Andrew Phong Vo
Andrew Phong Vo emigrated to the United States in April 1975, as a 17-month-old Vietnamese refugee, still in his mother’s arms. He spent his early childhood and elementary years learning at Montessori Learning Institute. Andrew graduated from Clements High School in 1991 where he was named ‘Most Likely to Succeed’ by his class. He went on to obtain an undergraduate finance degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
While at UT, Andrew founded the Texas Iron Spikes, a student service organization focused on providing philanthropic opportunities to tutor underprivileged students and support non-profits, including Special Olympics of Texas.
Upon graduation in 1995, Andrew joined Accenture as a management consultant and has been with the firm ever since. Today, he is based in Singapore where he serves as Accenture’s Chief Human Resources Officer in the Growth Markets.
In 2013, his alma matter recognized him as an Outstanding Young Texas Ex for his contributions to the University. That same year, he and his wife, Sophie, established a presidential endowment to provide student scholarships at the Texas McCombs School of Business.
In 2020, Andrew was honored at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for his help in creating the Admissions Welcome Center. At the event, he dedicated the “Andrew Phong Vo Family Auditorium” in honor of his parents.
Phong is the proud father of twins, who started their Montessori education at MLI in the Nursery.
We are so proud of our alumnus’s outstanding achievements and generous philanthropic deeds! We wish Andrew continued success in his work and in his remarkable dedication in helping and lifting others.
An Alumna’s Profile: Anna Hoang
Anna Hoang excelled in medical school and has recently been matched for residency in surgery! It seemed like yesterday when Anna came from Vietnam and learned to speak her first English words at MLI. After being nurtured and educated, Anna became a responsible, studious, excellent student and graduated from our school. Anna continued her learning journey and successfully completed her studies at DeBakey High School. She later received a full scholarship to study at St. Edward’s University, where she worked as a Teacher Assistant to help her professors. Anna graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. Edward’s. During her medical school years, Anna was in the top quartile.
Congratulations, Anna, for your best efforts and outstanding work! We are so happy for you and wish you continued success in your chosen profession: Saving Lives and Helping the World.
An Alumnus’s Profile: Alex Nguyen
Alex Nguyen came to MLI at the age of 3 and graduated from our 8th-grade program. After years of learning in the Montessori ways, Alex was on his way to becoming a truly outstanding scholar. He was accepted to Carnegie Vanguard High School. At Carnegie, Alex was invited to the National Honor Society and received many distinctive awards and achievements:
- Perfect score on the ACT (American College Test)
- SAT score:1570/1600
- 4 Gold medals in Accounting, 3 Silver and 2 Bronze medals in Writing from UIL (University Interscholastic League)
- Rank at Carnegie: Top 10%
- Finalist in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program, representing less than 1% of U.S. high school graduating seniors
- During Covid – 19, Alex and his sister Angela, a 7th grader at our school, sewed more than 500 facial masks for the community!
Congratulations, Alex, for your focused efforts and outstanding work! We are so happy for you and wish you continued success at the university of your choice.