WongKaren1smAs we embark on the Year of the Ram, I am looking forward to the many exciting events scheduled in the upcoming months leading to the end of my 2-year tenure as Presidency.

Please join us at USC’s Day of SCervice on March 14th as we work with at-risk kids in San Gabriel Valley, our Annual Scholarship and Awards Gala on April 10th at The Langham Hotel in Pasadena as we honor the 2015 APAA Scholars and deserving alumni Dr. Sammy Lee, Yosuke Honjo, Rocky Seto, and Ben and Debbie Wong, and Motown the Musical on May 31st at the Pantages Theater.

If you haven’t already, make 2015 the year you re-connect and re-engage with the Trojan family through APAA’s programs and events. Exciting things are happening at USC—be a part of it!


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Fight On!
Karen Wong BS ’83, JD ‘86

USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association

Jenny Wu '03 on The Amazing Race

Jenny Wu is on the 26th season of The Amazing Race and her duo finished first in episode 1 and 2! A Los Angeles fashion lawyer-turned-fashion blogger, Wu is more usually seen cutting a stylish figure in the elegant designer outfits she dons on her blog Good, Bad, and Fab than dripping from head to toe with mud. But Wu wears it well.

Read more at Daily Trojan


APAA holds gala for esteemed alumni

On April 10, the USC APAA honored Trojan alumni such as USC Parents Association co-presidents Debbie and Ben Wong; CEO of Ito En, Yosuke Honjo; Olympic gold medalist Sammy Lee; and the assistant head coach of the Seattle Seahawks Rocky Seto. David Ono, co-anchor of ABC 7 Eyewitness News, served as the master of ceremonies.


Rocky Seto ’99 MPA ’01 promoted to assistant head coach

Seto, who was one of the honorees at our Gala on April 10, originally joined Pete Carroll’s staff at USC in 2001. He moved with Carroll to Seattle in 2010 and served as quality control/defense his first season, defensive backs/safeties coach in 2011 and defensive passing game coordinator the last two seasons.


Chinese immigrants inspire alum’s first book of poetry

The experience of Chinese immigrants at Angel Island in San Francisco Bay served as inspiration for new poems in The Tribute Horse. The book, which Brandon Som PhD ’14 wrote as his doctoral project at USC, has been awarded the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, given to poets who show great promise.