VOLUME 28 NO. 13 | MARCH 21 - MARCH 27, 2009


Last updated 3-19-09 at 8:38 a.m.

A very merry birthday

On Feb. 21st, Inter*Im Community Development Association staff hosted a 1930s themed ballroom dance party for “Uncle Bob” Santos in honor of his 75th birthday. They chose a ’30s theme because that was the decade Santos was born in.

From 1972 to 1989, Santos served as executive director of Inter*Im. In this position, he was a pivotal liaison between community activists, private businesses, and government agencies in developing and overseeing ID preservation plans. Santos is the most publicly recognized spokesperson and leader of the movement that began in the 1970s to preserve Seattle’s Chinatown/ International District.
Inter*Im raised almost $23,000 from the event.

Sharon Tomiko Santos dances with husband (and birthday man) Bob Santos.



Students take state honors

UW Bothell students proudly hold up their awards at the state Delta Epsilon Chi competition held in February.

UW Bothell students recently participated in the state Delta Epsilon Chi competition and took home multiple honors.
Students who placed first are Brianna Crist, Rachel Knowles, Xheni Diko, Pete Gallagher, Felipe Ayala, Efrain Moreno-Salamanca, Alok Mistry, Patrick Farrar, Brice Hamack, and Danny McGuire.

Students who placed second are Ben Skredsvig, Brianna Thompson, and Karan Chainani.

Students who placed third are Shane Morrison, Ben Noblitt, and Gurpreet Singh.                                                  

Delta Epsilon Chi is the college division of DECA, an international marketing and management organization that promotes the development of leadership and business skills through competitive events.

Those who won at the state competition are eligible for the international competition, which will take place in Anaheim, Calif., in April.

Awards for architects

James M. Suehiro

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced the election of three architects from Seattle to the AIA College of Fellows: Richard Dallam, Gerald (Butch) Reifert, and James M. Suehiro.

These new architects stand out not only for the quality of their designs, but also for their desire to use architecture to improve our communities and environment.

Dallam redefines hospital design. He reaches beyond conventional wisdom — and the traditional realm of the architect — to define new innovative design methodologies.

Reifert has elevated the level of discourse regarding design, sustainability, teaching and learning, and the community context of educational facilities.

Suehiro focuses on shaping future air travel passenger experiences. His firm, Suehiro Architecture, specializes in the planning and designing of airport terminals.

Commendation for a job well done

David Tang

In November 2008, the Asian Bar Association of Washington (ABAW) honored David K. Y. Tang, a partner at K&L Gates, with its prestigious President’s award.

Tang has broken many barriers through the course of his career. He was the first Asian Pacific American (APA) to be a firm managing partner of a major law firm in the United States. He was the first APA chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

He was also the first male APA to serve as the chair of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce.

Tang’s current practice focuses on foreign and domestic investments and business transactions, especially in the Asia­-Pacific region.


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Nominate a company for the 2009 Minority Business of the Year awards
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Indonesia wants solution for Myanmar boat people
China labor activist free after seven years in jail


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