Thank you for joining us for SAPAS 2017, our first Stanford Asian Pacific Alumni Summit! 

If you attended the summit, please consider taking the 5-10 minute survey below, so we can evaluate the Summit's success and collect your feedback!

We held our inaugural Stanford Asian Pacific Alumni Summit with the theme “Voices Rising” March 31-April 2, 2017 on the Stanford campus.

The Summit was a chance for alumni to learn from and connect with others, find opportunities for collaboration, and share experiences and insights since leaving the Farm. We had an incredible set of speakers, events, and workshops led by alumni on topics ranging from breaking the bamboo ceiling to API healthcare issues.

We hope that you enjoyed your experience with us, and welcome any feedback, suggestions, and ideas! Check out some of our pictures from the Summit-- more photos and post-Summit activities coming soon here and on our Facebook page!

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Event Highlights Below
For the full schedule, go here.

Friday, March 31. Evening Welcome
Meet new and old friends, while enjoying delicious fare and fun!

Saturday, April 1. Summit Saturday + Dinner Buffet.
Hear alumni share their perspectives and share your own views about leveraging our collective voices. You'll learn about and participate in discussions on topics like:

  • Beyond the Bamboo Ceiling: its persistence and how to break through
  • Asian American entrepreneurs: how are their choices changing the world?
  • Asian Healthcare Issues: Taking care of ourselves, our families, and our communities
  • Arts and media: how API Americans are changing our popular culture
  • State of APIs at Stanford: views from our community

Sunday, April 2. SAPAAC Sunday!
Enjoy options that will include dim sum at Tai-Pan in Palo Alto or a tour of Angel Island in San Francisco.

Steering Committee

Marsha Fong ’77 Co-Chair
Emily K. Lee ’84, MS ’85 Co-Chair
Adrian Arima ’72, MS ’72
NaSun Cho ’98
Maria Chow Zajac '92, MA '92
Benjamin Fong ’08
Hope Nakamura ’82
Ron Nakao ’78, MA ’03, PhD ’07
Risa Shimoda ’77


Thank you to our
Founding Sponsors!

Adrian Arima, Gold
Norman Chen, Gold
Feigenbaum-Nii Foundation, Bronze
Marsha Fong, Bronze
Glen S. Fukushima, Gold
Emily Lee, Gold
Christopher Li, Gold
Hope Nakamura, Bronze
Denise Peck, Bronze

Inspiring Diversity, Bronze

Inspiring Diversity, Bronze

**And special thanks to the Stanford Associates for their grant to help support the Summit.

Our thanks to the
Host Committee

Michael Choo '96
Nelson Dong '71
Bernadine Chuck Fong '66, MA '68, PhD '83
Ivan Fong JD '87
Ying-Ying Goh '94, MD '01
Leslie Hatamiya '90, JD 97
Frank Don Lee PhD '77
Emory Lee '59, MA '64
Goodwin Liu '91
Bill Shen '98
Risa Shimoda '77
Sheila Wang MS '87

More thanks to our volunteers!

(Names still being added)
Cindy (Harris) Akiyama '79
Fidelia Butt '88, MS '88
Hong Chen MS '83, PhD '87
Norman Chen MBA '91
Kathy Ko Chin '80
Joan Chiao '00
Judy Chang '00, MS '02
Bill Chu MS '74
Mimi Gan '79
Anita Govindjee MS '89
Kara Guzman
Susan Hainze MS '84
Stefanie Huie '94
James Huynh '15
Kevin Hsu '08, MS '11
Suzanne Kawahara '78
Lida Kon '69
Victor Kuo MA '98, PhD '99
Justin Lam '13
Chris Loh MBA '91
J. Roberto Motoshige '89
Karen Nga '08
Julius Paras '91
Denise Peck MBA '85
Quan Phung '92
Agnes Tin PhD '80
Katherine Toy '91, MA '95
Linda Tran '06
Greg Yee '06