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IU Asian Culture Center
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Last modified: Thursday, January 17, 2008

Nominations sought for the IU Asian/Pacific American Alumni Distinguished Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 17, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University currently is accepting nominations for its IU Asian/Pacific American Alumni Association's annual Distinguished Asian Alumni Award.

Yoshito Kawahara

Yoshito Kawahara was honored with the award in 2007

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Previous award winners have made significant contributions to their chosen profession, are committed to enhancing academic excellence and community service and have been been involved with the Asian Pacific American community.

Previous winners have included Belle Liang, an education professor at Boston College and a national expert on youth mentoring; and Yoshito Kawahara, a third-generation Japanese American who overcame life in a World War II internment camp to become a successful scholar and a leader of the Asian American Psychological Association.

The recipient for the award will be honored at the IU Asian Culture Center's 10th Anniversary Banquet on Oct. 3, 2008.

Applications are available online at http://www.indiana.edu/~asianaa. Nominations are being accepted until Feb. 29.

To nominate someone or for more information, contact:

Clarence Boone
IU Alumni Association
Virgil T. DeVault Alumni Center
1000 E. 17th St.
Bloomington, Ind. 47408-1521
812-855-4822 or 800-824-3044
boonec@indiana.edu

or

Melanie Castillo-Cullather
IU Asian Culture Center
807 E. 10th St.
Bloomington, Ind. 47408
812-856-5361
mcullath@indiana.edu