The professor who has devoted her life to teaching Irish history, and setting the record straight: Maureen Murphy.
The chef giving jobs - and hope - to disabled adults: Kathleen Foley-Hughes.
The priest ministering to the poor and disabled of Detroit: Brother Bob Malloy.
The 102-year-old still active in the Ancient Order of Hibernians: Kitty Geissler.
The Irish priest changing lives in West Virginia: Father Jeremiah McSweeney.
The father and daughter team taking the martial arts world by storm: Don and Heather Madden.
Ireland's star athlete coaching in the US: Coach Susan Moran.
The mother battling the law for her son's health and wellness: Becky Kelleher.
The East Boston high schoolers who raised $5,000 for an Irish toddler fighting cancer: The baseball and hockey teams of East Boston High School.
The artist helping kids in underserved communities unleash creative potential: Patrick Dougher and the Groundswell Mural Project.
Philadelphia's busiest friend of Ireland: Michael Bradley.
The fallen friend whose legacy of kindness lives on: Daniel Gorman Jaffke.