The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus’ (CAPAC) outgoing executive director, Victoria Tung, has accepted a position in the Obama administration in the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs within the Department of Commerce, which is headed by Secretary Gary Locke. Gloria Chan, who is currently CAPAC’s communications director and Rep. Mike Honda’s legislative counsel, will […]
The Seattle Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) honored architects for their achievement in championing outstanding design in Seattle and the surrounding region. George Suyama of Suyama Peterson Deguchi received the AIA Seattle Medal of Honor. Suyama received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Washington. His extensive involvement in the […]
Elisa Del Rosario is the new program manager at Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s Puget Sound affiliate. In her new role, she will oversee the Komen’s grantmaking process and community outreach. She has more than 20 years of management experience in health and human services, including grantmaking, fund development, marketing, and community relations among […]
On April 6, more than 102 volunteers helped make this year’s Kin On–South China Benefit Dinner a great success. Among them were MulvannyG2 Architecture’s president Jerry Lee, Boy Scout Troop 254, the Kin On board of directors, as well as many dedicated community members. With more than 1136 dinners served, the community helped raise nearly […]
Education is key: According to the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), education is pivotal to how Asian Pacific Americans (APA) are viewed and treated. The Seattle Chapter has launched a concerted effort to proactively fight for important APA issues by focusing on teaching students about the experiences of people of Asian ancestry.
Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Washington (ABC) honored 15 outstanding projects with its 2009 Excellence in Construction Awards. Marpac Construction, which worked on the Wing Luke Asian Museum’s new location, was one of the organizations recognized.
In April, the 2009 Greater Seattle Japanese Community Court was introduced to the public at the Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival at the Seattle Center.
The Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington (VABAW) announced its 2009 Hong Duc clerk: Dai Dao, a second-year law student from the University of Wisconsin.
On May 1, Herbert Minoru Tsuchiya was named the UW School of Pharmacy’s Distinguished Alumnus in Pharmacy Practice for 2008, a prestigious distinction awarded ev-ery two years. He was presented the award at a reception on May 6 at the Seattle Asian Art Museum.
On April 24, community members came together at the Westin Hotel in Seattle to celebrate Ron Sims, King County Executive and soon-to-be deputy secretary of Housing and Urban Development, at an event called “Ron Sims Appreciation Soiree.”