Twenty Western University of Health Sciences students of Asian descent

will be recognized for their academic achievement during the university’s

13th Annual Asian American Scholarship Dinner from 6:30-11 p.m. Saturday,

March 8, 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 $1000-$1,500. Students awarded 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 San Bernardino entrepreneurs Wen and Mei Lien

Chang. The Changs are the owners of two companies – Top Line Products, a

manufacturer of automotive parts and Duck House, which makes a variety of

porcelain collectables. Mr. Chang is currently a member of the

university’s board of trustees and recently finished a term as the mayor

for the city of Diamond Bar. Both are actively involved in the Asian

community through a number of organizations.

Four of the student awardees will be presented with scholarships that were

funded by private donors.

Fourth-year medical student Elaine Chong 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).

Christina Chang, a third-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.

Fourth-year medical student Cat Dang 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.

Second-year medical student Gearge Hsu 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:

Lily Chen, a fourth-year medical student, received the Dr. Chow

Scholarship for $1,000.

Elaine Chong, a fourth-year medical student, received the Drs. Shue, Wong

and Chan Scholarship for $1,500

Christina Chan, a third-year medical student, received the Ginn

Scholarship for $1,500

George Hsu, a second-year medical student, received the Dr. Wu Scholarship

for $1,500

Tammy Nguyen, a fourth-year medical student, received a $1,500 scholarship

Satsimran Thind, a fourth-year medical student, received a $1,500

scholarship

Elizabeth Nguyen, a third-year medical student, received a $1,500

scholarship

Eddie Choung, a second-year medical student, received a $1,500 scholarship

Maylene Briones, a first-year medical student, received a $1,500

scholarship

Natalie Chang, a first-year medical student, received a $1,500 scholarship

Tung H. Ngo, a first-year medical student, received a $1,500 scholarship

Douglas Chang, a third-year pharmacy student, received a $1,000 scholarship

Sandy Hoang, a second-year pharmacy student, received a $1,000 scholarship

Joyce Li, a fourth-year pharmacy student, received a $1,000 scholarship

Lynn Ngo, a fourth-year pharmacy student, received a $1,000 scholarship

Duyen Tran, a first-year medical student, received a $1,000 scholarship

Lisa Yeund, a second-year physician assistant student, received a $1,000

scholarship

Bernard Casillan, a second-year physician assistant student, received a

$1,000 scholarship

Mathew Lee, a second-year physical therapy student, received 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