Seattle’s own Vietnamese-language newspaper Nguoi Viet Tay Bac celebrated their 24th anniversary Oct. 3 at Tea Palace Restaurant. This year they decided to award two people the first ever Nguoi Viet Tay Bac “Wholehearted Dedication” award.
Attorney General Rob McKenna received an award for his contributions to the Vietnamese community in the Pacific Northwest. Anh Bang received his award for outstanding achievement by a Vietnamese in the Northwest.
New assistant editor Dr. Julie (Hoai Huong) Pham just received her doctor of philosophy in history this past spring from Cambridge University. This was the first time she stood up and gave opening remarks at any of the Nguoi Viet Tay Bac anniversary parties. ♦