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!


Epstein Family Alumni Center
3607 Trousdale Parkway, TCC 305
Los Angeles, CA 90089-3106

Welcome to the APAA
Lifelong and Worldwide

Fight On!
Karen Wong BS ’83, JD ‘86

USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association


Ming Hsieh elected to National Academy of Engineering

USC Trustee Ming Hsieh ’83, MS ’84 has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest professional honors accorded an engineer. Hsieh is a self-made entrepreneur from China. “I am very humbled and excited to be a member of the academy,” Hsieh said.

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April 10 is our biggest event of the year: Scholarship and Awards Gala

Take a picture with Traveller, bring home a silent auction item and meet our honorees all while supporting student scholarships! We will be honoring Yosuke Honjo, Rocky Seto, Sammy Lee, Debbie & Ben Wong, and the 2015 APAA scholars! Purchase your tickets before they sell out!

Singapore moving forward with School-to-Jobs program developed at USC

Daphna Oyserman, Dean’s Professor of Psychology, spent time in Singapore consulting with the nation-state as it prepared to offer the program on a national scale. School-to-Jobs is based on Oyserman’s research that youths do better in school when they can picture their future selves connected to the present.


Chasing Pac Man: Interview with 'Manny' director Ryan Moore '04

34-year-old Filipino-American Ryan Moore released his first major film "Manny", named simply after the boxing legend. “I always loved him for his boxing. I’m a huge fan of his and his style of fighting, but when I learned more about him, his story, everything that he went through, it really resonated with me.”