GraceShiba1The campus has come alive with the new semester and there is a lot going on at the APAA! We are ushering in Jaime Lee as the new President and thank Karen Wong for her 2-year presidency and her continued service as Immediate Past President. Under Karen’s guidance, we successfully launched our $2 million 4-year capital campaign, reaching over half our goal within the first year! We are also welcoming a new class of 63 APAA Scholars, the most we’ve ever had!

Our staff and board of directors are preparing our 12th Annual APAA Scholarship Golf Classic on October 2nd. It will be held at Strawberry Farms Golf Club in Irvine and we welcome golfers and non-golfers alike in support of student scholarships. For more information, please visit our events page. These are exciting times—and there’s never been a better time to get engaged or re-engaged with our Trojan Family!


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

Welcome to the new school
Lifelong and Worldwide

Fight On!
Grace Shiba
Executive Director, USC APAA

USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association


Bay area event
Thursday, November 5

Theater Night: Monstress will start at The Strand before watching two tales of Filipino-American life in California, adapted from short stories by Lysley Tenorio. A vibrant array of characters strive for personal transformations that are seemingly impossible, wonderfully moving, and distinctly theatrical.

More information here

APAA Scholarship Application Now Available

Since 1984, the USC APAA has awarded over $1 million in scholarships to more than 500 outstanding students. Applicants of all ethnic backgrounds are eligible. Additional consideration will be given to Asian Pacific students or students who have shown a commitment to the Asian Pacific community.


Singapore: Masagos Zulkifli MBA ’95 sworn in as full minister

With his promotion, Mr. Masagos will be a Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs and Home Affairs. He had been Senior Minister of State in both ministries since 2012. Read his official .


Alum receives prestigious Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship

Laura Wang ’12, who graduated with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in environmental science, will serve as a special assistant in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment in Samoa. Wang is the first USC graduate to receive the J. William Fulbright-Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellowship.