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PICTORIAL: Top contributors honored

PICTORIAL: Top contributors honored

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Mohan Gurung and Nepalese community

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From left: Nam Phuong (owner of Nguyen’s Pharmacy), Janet Ung, Dorothy Wang, and State Farm agent Paulla Suy

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Emcee Teresa Yuan (King 5)

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From left: Nina Odell (Puget Sound Energy), Karen Tsao, and My-Linh Thai

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Snoqualmie Casino’s Eric Booker and Dr. Austin Huang

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From left: State Farm Agent Emily Hawkins, Bryan Yambe, and Heidi Park

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From left: David Della, Sue Taoka, and Bob Santos

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Mike Flood (Seahawks’ VP Community Relations), Dr. Jae Hoon Kim, and Rep. Cindy Ryu

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From left: Nordstrom Diversity Affairs director Colleen Fukui-Sketchley, Dr. Bjong Yeigh, and Seungja Song

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From left: Frieda Takamura, Rey Pascua, and Frank Irigon

Posted in Community News, Features, Pictorials, Vol 32 No 51 | 12/14-12/20Comments (0)

Diverse group of APA community contributors honored

Diverse group of APA community contributors honored

By James Tabafunda
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Shining stars at the House of Hong on Dec. 6. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

The freezing outdoor temperature did not dampen the warm atmosphere of handshaking and extended congratulations inside the House of Hong Restaurant. Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 32 No 51 | 12/14-12/20Comments (0)

Top Contributor: Bryan Yambe

Top Contributor: Bryan Yambe

From crayons to council

By Sue Misao
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Bryan Yambe began his term as Fife City Council member, Position 1, with a swearing in ceremony at the Nov. 26 council meeting at Fife City Hall. (Photo courtesy of Louis Watanabe)

Bryan Yambe’s earliest foray into politics began when he was only 7 years old, sitting quietly in the corner of a Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 32 No 50 | 12/7-12/13Comments (0)

Top Contributor: Dr. Austin Huang

Top Contributor: Dr. Austin Huang

How his musical, methodical mind works

By Andrew Hamlin
Northwest Asian Weekly

Dr. Austin Huang

One of the most prominent Chinese artists currently based in the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Austin Huang, a native of China, is both a mining engineer and a composer, with a total of 14 musical pieces performed in America and China. He’s currently an Honorary Affiliate Professor at Western Washington University (WWU) in Bellingham.

Dr. Huang sees many similarities between writing a research paper and composing a concerto. His analytical way of thinking enhances his technical pursuits, as well his creative musical endeavors. Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 32 No 49 | 11/30-12/6Comments (0)

Top Contributor: Dr. Jae H. Kim

Top Contributor: Dr. Jae H. Kim

A mentor to young engineers

By Vivian Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

Dr. Jae H. Kim

Educational pursuits run deep in Dr. Jae Hoon Kim’s blood. Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 32 No 49 | 11/30-12/6Comments (0)

Top Contributor: Rey Pascua

Top Contributor: Rey Pascua

By Nina Huang
Northwest Asian Weekly

Rey Pascua, center, displays a proclamation from Gov. Jay Inslee declaring October as Filipino American History Month. Keith Garton, left, president of the South Kitsap School board of directors, and Washington State legislator Larry Seaquist, right, joined Pascua at an Oct. 2 reading of the proclamation at a South Kitsap School District board meeting. (Photo courtesy of Amy Miller)

Rey Pascua was the persistent and committed man who helped proclaim October as Filipino American Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 32 No 48 | 11/23-11/29Comments (0)

Top Contributor: Mohan Gurung

Top Contributor: Mohan Gurung

By Signe Predmore
Northwest Asian Weekly

Mohan Gurung came to America with the dream of providing for his family and seeing a new world. (Photo by Signe Predmore)

Mohan Gurung has remarkable dedication to his fellow Seattle-area Nepalis. He is an energetic, Read the full story

Posted in Features, Profiles, Vol 32 No 48 | 11/23-11/29Comments (0)

Top Contributor: Sue Taoka

Top Contributor: Sue Taoka

By Nina Huang
Northwest Asian Weekly

Sue Taoka

Sue Taoka is changing the world. Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 32 No 47 | 11/16-11/22Comments (0)

Top Contributor: Chinese Information and Service Center helps families start new lives

Top Contributor: Chinese Information and Service Center helps families start new lives

By James Tabafunda
Northwest Asian Weekly

CISC, which sponsors programs for schoolchildren, hosted this Lion dance for kids at Hing Hay Park on Nov. 5. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

“Families” and “family” are more than just words at one South Seattle agency. Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 32 No 46 | 11/9-11/15Comments (0)

Top Contributor: Bjong Wolf Yeigh — New UW chancellor has high ambitions

Top Contributor: Bjong Wolf Yeigh — New UW chancellor has high ambitions

By Imana Gunawan
Northwest Asian Weekly

Bjong Wolf Yeigh (Photo from UW of Bothell)

University of Washington Bothell’s new chancellor Bjong Wolf Yeigh has ambitions for both his new institution and for its students, the majority of whom identify with underrepresented minority groups.

“In the end, when we’re successful with all the things that we’re doing, I would like to see University of Washington Bothell be the university of choice for our stakeholders — that students want to come here because this is their first choice institution,” he said. “We’re already beginning to see that.” Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Education, Profiles, Vol 32 No 44 | 10/26-11/1Comments (0)

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