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Liam promoted to Security Specialist at Boeing

Liam promoted to Security Specialist at Boeing

Michael Liam has recently been promoted to Level 3 Network Security Specialist at The Boeing Company. In his new position, Liam supports Boeing IT’s initiatives to run and protect the business against cyber threats. He also leads the development of security standards, best practices, and governance models for the enterprise, while guiding security risk assessments and mitigation efforts. […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 31 | 7/25-7/310 Comments

Monastrial will supervise at ICHS

Monastrial will supervise at ICHS

Sunshine Monastrial was recently promoted to Planning, Development, & Evaluation Supervisor at the International Community Health Services (ICHS), a non-profit community health center that provides culturally and linguistically appropriate health services to improve the health of Asian Pacific Islanders and the broader community. In this role, she drives the development of ICHS’ community needs assessments; strategic, […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 31 | 7/25-7/310 Comments

Uy appointed Ethnic Media Communications Specialist

Uy appointed Ethnic Media Communications Specialist

Joaquin Uy has been appointed as Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA) new Ethnic Media and Communications Specialist for the City of Seattle. In this role, Joaquin will work to continue building the Ethnic Media Program, and also serve as OIRA’s Public Information Officer. Joaquin brings years of experience both as a radio news […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 31 | 7/25-7/310 Comments

Jinyoung Lee Englund receives Maverick award

Jinyoung Lee Englund receives Maverick award

Jinyoung Lee Englund received the Future 40 Under 40 award presented by Maverick PAC. Maverick PAC was co-founded by Gov. Jeb Bush’s sons, George P. Bush and Jeb Jr. Every year hundreds of young people are nominated and only 40 are selected as the best in business, politics and identified as future leaders for the […]

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Chinatown Seafair parade

Chinatown Seafair parade

  The Chinatown Seafair parade last Sunday evening attracted crowds and fanfare in the International District despite record heat levels. The annual parade proceeded from King Street to Fifth Avenue. Highlights included the Miss Chinatown float and representative groups, including the Washington State Native Taiwanese American Association. (end)

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 31 | 7/25-7/310 Comments

Possible Presidential Medal of Freedom to honor Endo

Possible Presidential Medal of Freedom to honor Endo

The California State Senate voted 38-0 to pass SJR 12, a Joint Resolution supporting nominating Mitsuye Endo for the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The resolution will now go to the California State Assembly where it has been co-sponsored by nine State Assembly Members. A vote is expected in August. Endo was one of four plaintiffs […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 30 |7/18-7/240 Comments

Kamphausen appointed director of NBR’s Washington, D.C. office

Kamphausen appointed director of NBR’s Washington, D.C. office

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) announced that Roy Kamphausen has been named Senior Vice President for Research and Director of the Washington, D.C.,office. Kamphausen’s NBR publications include the last eight volumes from the annual China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Conference. His analysis appears regularly in major international media, including Foreign Policy, Financial Times, […]

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Candlelight vigil held for Benito Enriquez in the ID

Candlelight vigil held for Benito Enriquez in the ID

There was a candlelight vigil for Benito Enriquez, July 10 at Fifth Avenue South and South Weller St.in Seattle’s International District. Enriquez  was savagely beaten to death on June 27th in the approximate area. According to Frank Irigon, community activist, “His death highlights the public safety needs of the Chinatown International District neighborhood.” (end)

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 30 |7/18-7/240 Comments

Imada inducted into Minority Business Hall of Fame

Imada inducted into Minority Business Hall of Fame

Bill Imada has been inducted into the Minority Business Hall of Fame, located at the University of Washington Foster School of Business. Imada founded IW Group, in 1990, a minority-owned and operated full service communications firm that focuses especially on growing Asian American and other multicultural markets in the United States. His dedication to the […]

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Dance This!

Dance This!

The Moore Theater in Seattle showcased Seattle area youth with DANCE THIS, hosted by the Seattle Theater Group (STG) July 10-11. STG brought the DANCE THIS 17th production with an intersection of different styles, performed by students. Performances included numbers from Harlem Renaissance, Afro-Brazilian, Chinese, Indian, Tongan, Samoan, Breaking, and Hip Hop. (end)

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InterIm awarded national grant

InterIm awarded national grant

A $75,000 national grant was awarded to InterIm CDA, Public Health – Seattle & King County, Swedish and other community partners by BUILD Health Challenge last month. The grant will fund efforts to develop and deepen bonds and relationships among neighborhood-based partners, the health care sector and local public health to focus on the underlying conditions that impact health […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 29 | 7/11-7/170 Comments

Tsuchiya receives Evangelism Award

Tsuchiya receives Evangelism Award

Herb Tsuchiya is recipient of the Jitsuo Morikawa Evangelism Award in national recognition of a layperson by American Baptist Churches of the U.S. (end)

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 29 | 7/11-7/170 Comments

Chang appointed director of Reel Grrls

Chang appointed director of Reel Grrls

Nancy Chang was appointed Executive Director of Reel Grrls community and work to bring programs to more Grrls! She believes that media is an important tool for everyone to learn to use in order for more voices to share their stories. She holds an MPA and a BFA from the University of Washington. She loves […]

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Sharon Maeda retirement party at the Wing raised $20,000

Sharon Maeda retirement party at the Wing raised $20,000

Over 300 attended the 21 Progress first fundraiser at the Wing Luke Asian Museum, which honored Sharon Maeda’s retirement. With a staff of just four people, 21 Progress raised $20,000 the night of the event, and $80,000 which helps the organization to renovate the office in the Bush Asia and contributes to the mission of […]

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Hernandez and Yim attend White House Summit

Hernandez and Yim attend White House Summit

Dr. Jean Hernandez, Edmonds Community College President and Emily Yim, Edmonds CC Board of Trustee Chair attended a White House Summit on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) at George Washington University in Washington D.C. in May. The summit was held during AAPI Heritage Month and was an unprecedented and historic all-day congregation of senior […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 29 | 7/11-7/170 Comments

Muckleshoot celebrates 20 years

Muckleshoot celebrates 20 years

Recently, Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn celebrated their 20th Anniversary with a cake-cutting ceremony for dignitaries and guests. Muckleshoot Tribal Chair Virginia Cross and Eric Durban, chief financial officer were in attendance to greet guests and dignitaries. Casino wide festivities began at 4 p.m. (end)

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 29 | 7/11-7/170 Comments

RTDNA awards KUOW and Seattle Channel for diversity coverage

RTDNA awards KUOW and Seattle Channel for diversity coverage

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) recognized both KUOW-FM and the Seattle Channel with 2015 Kaleidoscope Awards, which honors outstanding achievements in the coverage of diversity. Seattle Channel The winning documentary “Honor Totem” produced by photographer and editor Ian Devier, was produced as part of city-operated Seattle Channel’s Community Stories series, which offers a […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 28 | 7/4-7/100 Comments

Yay Team Seattle JACL!

Yay Team Seattle JACL!

Team Seattle JACL participated in the annual the Walk for Rice this past weekend at Seward Park in South Seattle. The Walk for Rice raises funds for the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) food bank, one of the largest in Washington state and the only food bank that regularly offers Asian food staples. The […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 28 | 7/4-7/100 Comments

GIX to be established in Bellevue

GIX to be established in Bellevue

The University of Washington, Tsinghua University in China, and Microsoft Corp. announced June 18 they have selected Bellevue as the future home of the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX), a partnership to educate innovators from around the world. GIX hopes to attract students, faculty, professionals, and entrepreneurs to tackle some of the biggest technology and design […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 27 | 6/27-7/30 Comments

June and Henry Chen Endowment scholarship

June and Henry Chen Endowment scholarship

The late June Chen, a community leader, who passed away more than two years ago, had left funds for the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation in her will to honor the memory of June Chen.  The foundation has re-donated the funds for Seattle Colleges to set up a scholarship endowment under the June and Henry Chen […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 27 | 6/27-7/30 Comments

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