By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Seeing how the school system treated students of color motivated Rosie Rimando-Chareunsap, the new president of South Seattle College (SSC), to start a career in education in order to help more students of color obtain the resources they need to succeed. Born and raised in Charleston, S.C. to Filipino […]
On Feb. 18, South Seattle College hosted noted author and historian Robert Shimabukuro as the featured speaker for the annual Day of Remembrance. This annual event marks the anniversary that President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized the evacuation and incarceration of 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry, living on the West Coast, most of whom were U.S. […]
By Emiri Aoki Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle Colleges Board of Trustees announced the finalists for a new chancellor on Feb. 23. The new chancellor is going to take over for Jill Wakefield, who is retiring in June 2016, after seven years. The finalists are: Gale Gibson Gayle, president of Essex County College, N.J. Mark […]
Congressman Adam Smith 9th District “The beginning of each new school year represents an opportunity to move forward toward achieving your goals. Focusing on your education is one of the most important ways you can help create a fresh start and a better world for yourself, your family, and our community.” Hsiao-Lin Wang Owner […]
By Assunta Ng A parade of “who’s who,”— including a governor, mayor, and 19 judges from both Supreme Court to Municipal Court—gathered at South Seattle College to pay their last respects to Judge Warren Chan July 3. Chan died on June 15 at the age of 92. “A man of ‘firsts,’” said Hon. Gary Locke. […]
By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly It was an evening of excitement, anticipation, education and great food when over 45 students arrived at the New Hong Kong Restaurant Friday evening to see if they were awarded scholarships. Many were accompanied by their families, teachers, and counselors from their schools, and even other classmates who came […]
“Promoting diversity is a core value of the Attorney General’s Office and should be vital to the mission of every government agency. A culture of inclusion within government is key to effectively representing the interests of diverse communities, and ensuring public employees have a meaningful connection with everyone we serve.” — Bob Ferguson Washington State […]
Two people and a church were awarded in the March 20 Vietnamese Friendship Association’s 2014 benefit dinner at the UW HUB Ballroom.