Twenty-one Western University of Health Sciences students of Asian

descent will be recognized for their academic achievement during the

university’s 14th Annual Asian American Scholarship Dinner from 6:30 to

11 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at Sam Woo’s Seafood Restaurant in San

Gabriel.

Scholarship winners from the university’s osteopathic medicine, pharmacy,

physician assistant and physical therapy programs will receive gifts

ranging from $1,000 to $1,500. Students were chosen based on their

academic achievement and their past and present involvement in community

service to the Asian-American population.

The event also will honor Dr. Shi-Yin Wong, one of the most respected and

well-known physicians in the Chinese community. Dr. Wong has practiced

medicine for more than 30 years in Los Angeles and serves as chairman of

the board of the Pacific Alliance Medical Center. Dr. Wong has served as

chief of staff at PAMC and has a distinguished career as a physician and

researcher.

Four of the student awardees will be presented with scholarships that

were funded by private donors.

Third-year medical student Lawrence Huang will receive the “”Randall Shue,

DO ’83; Michael Wong, DO ’91; and Eugene Chan, MD, Chinese Scholarship.””

This award was established by Dr. Chan, an Asian American Scholarship

Committee Member and retired Los Angeles physician, to be given to an

osteopathic medical student of Chinese decent. Two of Chan’s nephews, Dr.

Randall Shue and Dr. Michael Wong, are graduates of Western University’s

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP).

Pearline Chong, a second-year medical student, will receive the “”James

Yee Ginn and Mae Ginn Memorial Osteopathic Scholarship.”” Designated for

an osteopathic medical student of Asian decent, the award was donated by

Geri Ginn Witt, a past honoree of the dinner who donated the gift in

honor of her parents.

First-year medical student Ma May Chit will receive the “”Dr. T.G. Wing

Chow Scholarship.”” A 1992 honoree of the Asian American Scholarship

Dinner, Dr. Chow donated the award to be given to an osteopathic medical

student of Asian decent. His brother, Dr. Frank Wing Chow, and his son,

Dr. Bruce W. Chow, are graduates of COMP.

Fourth-year medical student Edgar Han will receive the “”Dr. Tai-Hing Wu

Scholarship.”” Established this year, the scholarship provides a $1,500

award. The scholarship is funded by Tai-Hing Wu, MD, a physician with a

family practice in Los Angeles’ Chinatown.

Recipients of this year’s Asian American Scholarships are as follows:

Lawrence Huang, a third-year medical student, will receive the Drs. Shue,

Wong & Chang Scholarship for $1,500

Pearline Chong, a second-year medical student, will receive the Ginn

Memorial Osteopathic Scholarship for $1,500

Ma May Chit, a first-year medical student, will receive the Dr. Chow

Scholarship for $1,500

Edgar Han, a fourth-year medical student, will receive the Dr. Wu

Scholarship for $1,500.

Nadine Elizabeth Tu, a first-year physician assistant student, will

receive a $1,500 scholarship.

Angela Bautista, a first-year physician assistant student, will receive a

$1,500 scholarship

Donna Ni, a fourth-year medical student, will receive a $1,500

scholarship.

Ayaz Khan, a fourth-year medical student, will receive a $1,500

scholarship.

Sanas Sadrieh, a third-year medical student, will receive a $1,500

scholarship.

Charles Som, a third-year medical student, will receive a $1,500

scholarship.

Vu Dinh, a second-year medical student, will receive a $1,500 scholarship.

Hai Luu, a second-year medical student, will receive a $1,500 scholarship.

Cindy Chen, a first-year medical student, will receive a $1,500

scholarship.

Francisca Kartono, a first-year medical student, will receive a $1,500

scholarship.

Jennifer Le, a second-physical therapy student, will receive a $1,000

scholarship.

Yvi Cao, a third-year pharmacy student, will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Elaine Sien, a second-year pharmacy student, will receive a $1,000

scholarship.

Kamal Bhangoo, a first-year pharmacy student, will receive a $1,000

scholarship.

Julie Choi, a fourth-year pharmacy student, will receive a $1,000

scholarship.

Howard K. Nguyen, a second-year pharmacy student, will receive a $1,000

scholarship.

Lyndsey Najima, a first-year veterinary student, will receive a $1,000

scholarship.

Tickets to the dinner are $100 each. Table sponsorships are available.

All proceeds benefit Western University’s Asian American Scholarship Fund.

For more information regarding the Asian American Scholarship Dinner,

contact Julie Wade, director of Special Events, at (909) 469-5359