BrandonLewsm1Hello fellow Alumni!

The APAA has had a busy first half academic year. Thank-you to everyone who supported our Film Fest, Golf Classic, and Homecoming Tailgate. The events were full of fun reconnecting and meeting new Trojans.

Our upcoming events are the Aladdin Theatre Night at the Pantages Theatre February 18th and our annual Scholarship and Awards Gala at the JW Marriot LA Live on April 12th. We are excited to be celebrating our 35th anniversary! If anyone is interested in donating silent auction items please contact our APAA office. We hope to see you soon!


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

On Sunday, October 15, in partnership with the USC Asian American Cinema Association student organization,USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association held the inaugural USC Asian Pacific Film Fest (APFF). Comedic actor Aaron Takahashi hosted the event. There was a panel discussion with TV executive Parul Agrawal, director Jon M. Chu, film critic Justin Chang, actor Elizabeth Ho, and director Dinh Thai. 11 amazing shorts were screened from student and alumni film makers. Congratulations to Audience Prize winner Joseon's Bride / Eleanor Cho and Jury Prize winner Warm Sweets / Isaac Deol! Look out for the next USC APFF in academic year 2018-19.


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.