Spring is right around the corner, which means our Scholarship Committee is hard at work selecting the next group of stellar APAA Scholars. Our annual Scholarship and Awards Gala is also coming up on April 7th at the Beverly Hills Hotel. We hope that you will join us as we celebrate and honor the most revered members of our APAA Trojan Family!
We have many other opportunities to get involved this semester as well, including the Day of SCervice, where Trojans worldwide will be engaging in community service projects on March 11th, and the Day of SCupport on May 4th, when the USC community comes together to exhibit financial support for the University. We continue to be in awe of the steadfast support and enthusiasm of all of our alumni, volunteers, and friends. The APAA has now raised $1.71 million dollars toward our $2 million campaign, and we know that we can achieve our goal with your continued generosity. Please consider a gift to the APAA on the Day of SCupport this year!
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Thank you, and Fight On!
President, USC APAA
USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association
Deepak Chopra named USC 2017 baccalaureate speaker
Deepak Chopra, a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation, will deliver the 2017 baccalaureate ceremony keynote.
From refugee to brigadier general: Trojan warrior invokes his fighting spirit
Telling the stories of a narrow escape from Vietnam and an immigrant’s struggle in America, Brig. Gen. Viet Luong captured hearts and minds at an event that brought the Trojan and military families together Wednesday evening. Luong gave the keynote address at the seventh annual gala for USC veterans and ROTC students at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.
Trojans, volunteering in Greece, witness refugees’ plight firsthand
For a week in March, Justin Lee and eight other Trojans volunteered in eight-hour shifts, working to distribute food to refugees and monitor passage in and out of the camp. “I didn’t know what to expect,” Lee, a senior, said. “Seeing the camp in general, I was kind of stunned.” Most shocking was just the vast amount of people, the tents crammed together, he said. He estimated the camp at about half the size of the USC University Park Campus.
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.