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First-generation Fil Am triumphs as Miss Washington Teen USA

Starla Sampaco was crowned Miss Washington Teen USA in October.

CVA Awardee Spotlight 2013: Tim Wang – T.D. Wang Advertising

Photo credit:  Joe Yang/T.D. Wang Advertising Group, LLC. By:  Maureen Francisco IE Contributor One week in San Francisco. Another spent in London. This is now Tim Wang’s normal workweek schedule. No two weeks are ever the same. Wang is...

It’s More Than About Winning The Title The Journey Towards the Crown

Photo caption: Participating in pageants has helped Srisa Ebinger (left) and Elise Hamamoto (right) in career and life. Photo credits: DVM Photography. How would you like to hear Donald Trump say, “You’re hired!”? This isn’t for...

Loving, Funny – THIS is the Infamous Tiger Mother?!

Friday, January 13th was not an “unlucky” day for the Tiger Mother. But Amy Chua admitted, “It’s been a tough year.” The controversy around Chua’s memoir, “The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother,” pushed her...

Presidential Healthcare –If You Can Afford It

Red fluffy robes. Fireplace in the sitting area. Oil paintings and family portraits that hang on the wall. Throw rugs throughout the hallways and rooms. Complimentary coffee or champagne. Does this sound like the setting of a doctor’s clinic?...

UW Student Receives 10 Job Offers

 Who says companies are not hiring? Not so, says college student Nathan Lam, who has already received 10 job offers. "I honestly didn’t expect so many offers to roll in," said Lam, a fifth-year senior...

Three Prominent Asian Pacific Islanders Honored into the Asian Hall of Fame

One is a Federal Way alumnus who became the first Asian American to be a general manager of a major sports franchise; the other is the doctor who made sure our U.S. presidents stayed...

Tips: How can you utilize your career skills to give back to the community?

• Make Time. Every successful business leader volunteers their time and money for worthy causes. These causes help you learn from others and concurrently give back to a cause that people are passionate about. Everyone...

Spotlight on a Community Leader: Al Sugiyama – Leveling the Workforce Playing Field

 Al Sugiyama has been an activist for more than 40 years. He was the person behind establishing Seattle Central Community College’s Asian American history class — the first of its kind in the Pacific...

Case Study #3: Mike Tagawa and Seattle’s First Asian American Demonstration

When you look at the faculty roster of Seattle Central Community College (SCCC) today, you’ll recognize some pan-Asian American names. That wasn’t the case 40 years ago. "The lack of diversity in the administration and...