JaimeLee2smSpring 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!


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


Trojan turns from deep thoughts to gourmet dining

Robert Suzuki '07 calls his philosophy degree ‘the perfect tool’ in his career as co-owner of a successful restaurant chain. His academic training has served him well, and he wouldn’t hesitate to encourage a would-be philosophy major concerned about job prospects later on.



Hyundai names David S. Kim ’94 MPA Vice President of Government Affairs

Hyundai Motor Company announced that David S. Kim will join the Washington, D.C. office as Vice President of Government Affairs. Kim will lead Hyundai’s U.S. government affairs program at the federal and state levels. Kim most recently served as Deputy Administrator at the Federal Highway Administration.


Dang directs USC's production of Evita

After 22 years as Producing Artistic Director of East West Players, APAA Leadership Award winner Tim Dang accepted a position as adjunct professor at the USC School of Dramatic Arts. Dang is directing the student production of Evita. Performances are Thursday, March 30 though Sunday, April 9 at Bing Theatre on 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.