jamieleeWelcome to the USC APAA site! The 2016-17 school year has begun, and we are thrilled to kick off a new year of support for our current students and scholarship recipients along with exciting programming for alumni and friends throughout California and the world!

This year we are proud to support our largest group of award winners ever.  80 undergraduate and graduate students make up the class of 2016-2017 APAA Scholars. They hail from 49 different majors and 9 different ethnicities. These students will receive not only financial support, but also the opportunity to engage with APAA Board Members and alumni at numerous events during the year including our upcoming Golf Classic (10/ 24), Holiday Reception (12/7), and Scholarship & Awards Gala (4/7). We hope that you will join us as well!  The overall entering freshman class is also one of the most diverse and selective in USC’s history, and 26% identifies as Asian.  As our constituency continues to grow, we strive to grow our base of support for all API Trojan alumni.  We have an ongoing campaign to raise $2 million toward our scholarship and alumni programs, and we have expanded our outreach to numerous events in Northern California and across Asia.


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

Lifelong and Worldwide

Thank You and Fight On!
Jaime Lee
President, USC APAA

USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association


Rod Nakamoto ’83 MBA ’94 now president of USCAA Board of Governors

Rod Nakamoto was installed as the president of the USC Alumni Association Board of Governors on May 26. Nakamoto had served as president of the USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association from 2011-2013. He has been a member of the USC Alumni Association Board of Governors for the past six years.



USC Alum Chandler Ho launching bag company New North

If that sounds familiar, it’s not a coincidence — the company’s collaborators first met as students in the dorm of the same name at USC. The company’s founding purpose is simple: to design bags that specifically protect people’s shoes while they are traveling.


Jona Xiao ’11 Joins ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

Jona Xiao has joined the cast of “Spider-Man: Homecoming” opposite Tom Holland, Marisa Tomei and Michael Keaton. Plot details are still guarded as is Xiao’s character. Tom Holland is playing Peter Parker and Marisa Tomei will portray Aunt May while Michael Keaton is on board for the role of a villain.



Welcome back to campus!