University of Washington Alumni Association Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) will be celebrating its 20th anniversary of the formation of the MAP club and also hosting its annual “Bridging the Gap” breakfast.
Carmela Lim has been appointed the new president of the club.
The Honorees for 2014 are Kim Hunter, Vivian O. Lee, Paul & Betty Patu, Brooke Pinkham, Dr. Carol M. Simmons and Dr. Benjamin Guillermo Vazquez . Four of these honorees have special linkages to the local Asian Pacific American communities: Vivian O. Lee, Betty & Paul Patu and Dr. Carol Simmons. For 2014, MAP is providing two of its seven scholarships to UW A/PA students: Claudette Sambat in International Business and Sarah Teng who is majoring in Social Work. The five additional scholarships are to Zoraida Arias, Mark Syd Bennett, George Eli Kaufman, Mariama Suwaneh and Leander Yazzie.
Co-emcces for this 20th anniversary are Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos and Rep. Jim McDermott. Honorary Chairs for the BTG Breakfast are The Four Amigos (Bernie Whitbear, Bob Santos, Roberto Maestas and Larry Gossett) represented by Bot Santos and Hon. Larry Gossett.
Vivian O. Lee and Dr. Carol Simmons are, jointly receiving the MAP “Dr. Samuel E. Kelly” award from the UW President, Michael K. Young. (end)