The Korean American Coalition of Washington 2014 Awards Gala, “Empower and Expand,” took place on October 17 at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue. The awards celebrate those who have empowered members in the community through their service. About 200 community members, leaders and elected officials attended.
KAC-WA awarded scholarships to three students, Jenny Na Young Chung, Nathan Lee, and Kyoyi Kate Lee. Eyvind Kang and Jessika Kenny received the Artistic Achievement Award. Dr. Jae Hoon Kim received the Community Service Award. Dr. Eugene Yang received the Business/Professional Leadership Award.
The final award, the Rocky Kim Pioneer Award, was presented to Hyeok Kim, Deputy Mayor of Seattle. Shari Song presented the award in memory of YoungSu “Rocky” Kim, a community activist who fostered tolerant race relations between Korean Americans and other ethnic communities located in the Puget Sound area before his untimely death. (end)