Eighteen Western University of Health Sciences students of Asian descent

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

12th Annual Asian American Scholarship Dinner from 6:30-11 p.m. Saturday,

March 9, 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 $500-$1,000. 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 former Alhambra Hospital Medical Center chief of

staff Dr. Jonathan Wu. Dr. Wu has served the San Gabriel Valley as a

family practitioner for more than 20 years. A resident of San Marino, Dr.

Wu serves as the superintendent representing the ownership of Doctor’s

Hospital of Montclair and the Alhambra Medical Center – where he also has

been working to develop a teaching program.

Three of the student awardees will be presented with scholarships that

were funded by private donors.

Fourth-year medical student Jaime Moy will receive the “”Randall Shue,

DO ’83, Michael Wong, DO ’91 & 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 the Western

University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP).

Alicia King, a first-year medical student, will receive the “”James Yee

Ginn & 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.

Second-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.

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

Jaime Moy, a fourth-year medical student, received the Drs.

Shue, Wong & Chang Scholarship for $1,000.

Cat Dang, a second-year medical student, received the Dr. Chow Scholarship

for $1,000.

Alicia King, a second-year medical student, received the Ginn Memorial

Scholarship for $1,000.

Duke Huynh, a fourth-year medical student, received a $1,000 scholarship.

Steve Lee, a fourth-year medical student, received a $1,000 scholarship.

Zahra Esmail, a second-year medical student, received a $1,000 scholarship.

Nhu Tieu, a second-year medical student, received a $1,000 scholarship.

John-Khoa Do, a third-year medical student, received a $1,000 scholarship.

Phillip Vinh, a second-year medical student, received a $1,000 scholarship.

Johnson Kay, a first-year medical student, received a $1,000 scholarship.

Jerry Lin, a first-year medical student, received a $1,000 scholarship.

Mavis Yokoyama, a second-year physical therapy student, received a $500

scholarship.

Yvonne Lan, a first-year physician assistant student, received a $500

scholarship.

Stephaine Barron, a first-year physician assistant student, received a

$500 scholarship.

Sandra Chan, a fourth-year pharmacy student, received a $500 scholarship.

Carolyn Lacdoo, a third-year pharmacy student, received a $500 scholarship.

Timothy Chen, a second-year pharmacy student, received a $500 scholarship.

Tiffany Le, a first-year pharmacy student, received a $500 scholarship.

Tickets to the dinner are $100 each and 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.