WongKaren1smI recently joined with over 250 alumni leaders from around the world and partners from around campus at the 13th Annual USC Alumni Leadership Conference. I couldn’t help but beam with pride as I listened to the briefings from senior university officials and heard first-hand about the success of USC’s ambitious $6 billion capital campaign validating USC’s vision and goal of becoming one of the most influential research universities in the world.

USC has undergone an impressive and remarkable transformation in the past three decades since I was an undergrad and law student. There’s never been a better time to re-connect and re-engage with the Trojan family through APAA’s programs and events or to increase your current level of involvement. Exciting things are happening at USC and I hope you will find time to personally see and experience that excitement!


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Fight On!
Karen Wong BS ’83, JD ‘86

USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association


New USC institute to groom actors for a career in global productions

The USC School of Dramatic Arts plans to launch an innovative program for international actors to study in Los Angeles. The Summer Institute for International Actors will be a five-week program combining immersive English-language training with rigorous acting and professional development courses.

More info on our scholarships

2015-2016 Scholarship applications are now being accepted

Deadline is February 20, 2015 but don't wait until the last minute! In this academic year, APAA awarded an unprecedented 50 scholarships. Don't waste this opportunity!

Alumna has oversight of global policy at major corporation

Shon has been named the U.S. Steel Corp.’s new vice president of international trade and global public policy. She is responsible for the company’s international trade strategy, manages all trade enforcement actions and leads the company’s global public policy initiatives.


A leader who commands respect

In 1975, when Viet Luong ’87 was 9 years old, he escaped wartorn Vietnam aboard a United States aircraft carrier along with his parents and seven sisters. The following day, Saigon fell. 39 years later, Brig. Gen. Viet Luong pinned on his first star during a ceremony held in August at Fort Hood, Texas, becoming the first Vietnamese-born general officer in the U.S. military.