BrandonLewsm135 Years! As we start the 2017-18 academic school year, 2018 marks the APAA’s 35th Anniversary. I am honored to be of service and have enjoyed working under the leadership of past presidents, Karen Wong and Jaime Lee. As they continue in their leadership capacities for the University, Karen serving on the Alumni Association Board of Governors as well as the Associates Board and Jaime continuing to break new ground as President of the Alumni Association Board of Governors, I want to thank them for being such inspiring role models for us all.

If it has been a while since you set foot on campus, a lot has changed, with many new buildings and especially the amazing USC Village. I encourage you to register online and attend one of our APAA events. We would enjoy seeing you at the inaugural USC Asian Pacific Film Fest, APAA Golf Classic, and the APAA Scholarship and Awards Gala. If you do attend an event for the first time please come and say Hello! We love meeting our Trojan Family members.


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

Lifelong and Worldwide

Thank you and Fight On!
Brandon Lew
President, USC APAA

USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association


USC Asian Pacific Film Fest

USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association is partnering with USC Asian American Cinema Association student organization on the inaugural USC Asian Pacific Film Fest. The Film Fest will take place on Sunday, October 15 at the School of Cinematic Arts Ray Stark Theater. It will be hosted by Aaron Takahashi and feature a panel discussion with Parul Agrawal of WBTV, LA Times film critic Justin Chang, Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu, Netflix' Disjointed actor Elizabeth Ho, and HBO APA Visionaries Award winner Dinh Thai. There will also be a screening of shorts by USC students and alumni. The afternoon will close with a reception. Advance tickets are required.


Longtime alumni leader Rod Nakamoto elected to USC Board of Trustees

Financial adviser Rod Nakamoto ’83, MBA ’94 was elected to the USC Board of Trustees on June 7. Nakamoto concluded his yearlong term as president of the USC Alumni Association Board of Governors in May, and he led the USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association from 2011 to 2013.



Welcome Fellow Trojans


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. APAA YAC hopes to raise $25,000 as a dedication to Michael’s commitment to the AP community.