As my presidency comes to an end, I am reminded how my 7 years on the APAA Board of Directors has encompassed a period of my life that included great change and growth, not only for our organization, but for my personal experience as well. I have learned so much from my friends at APAA and USC as a whole. I would like to recognize Grace Shiba, Alex Chang, Angela Teng, and the dedicated Trojans who served on the board throughout my tenure. It has been an honor to serve as President for the past 2 years; we have accomplished so much together, including reaching our $2 million initial campaign goal and awarding a record number of scholarships and total scholarship dollars this year.
I move onto my new role as President of the USC Alumni Association Board of Governors with great pride and fond memories, knowing that APAA has been my launching pad and home base throughout my volunteer career at USC. I am proud to introduce my successor and dear friend Dr. Brandon Lew, who will be the next President. He is a wonderful leader and has already been hard at work laying his own foundation to take our organization to even greater heights. I look forward to supporting him and serving alongside all of you as we continue to engage Trojan API alumni lifelong and worldwide!
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Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your faith and support, and Fight On!
President, USC APAA
USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association
USC Asian Pacific Film Fest Call For Submissions
USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association is partnering with USC Asian American Cinema Association on the inaugural USC Asian Pacific Film Fest. The Film Fest will take place on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the School of Cinematic Arts Ray Stark Theater. It will feature a panel of prominent Asian Pacific Islander members in the film & television industry. There will also be a screening of shorts by USC students and alumni. The afternoon will close with a reception. Stay tuned for more detailed information. Save the date!
If you are a Trojan Asian Pacific Islander filmmaker or have created a short that would be of interest to the API community, we welcome your submission. Please go to the link below to get more information and submit an application.
Salutatorian Jordan Kondo left his Hawaii home and hasn’t stopped traveling — or learning
When salutatorian Jordan Kondo looks back at his four years at USC, it’s his time off-campus that actually sticks out the most. “I always kind of considered myself a local island boy,” Kondo, 22, said, sitting at a table outside Popovich Hall in an aloha shirt. “Hard to believe a year later I was at Oxford learning about global health.”
To my Trojan Family
APAA Young Alumni Council Michael D. Kung Memorial Scholarship
On July 5, 2016, the Trojan family lost a respected member within the Asian Pacific community. Michael D. Kung ‘14 left a lasting impact on his peers through his contributions and activism. APAA YAC hopes to raise $25,000 as a dedication to Michael’s impact and commitment to the AP community.