We are devastated to hear about the recent shooting that claimed the lives of innocent civilians at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. 50 people were killed and at least 53 people were wounded as a result. Ultimately, we can not spread hatred towards a group of people because of one man. But, let us unify and strengthen each other during these difficult times through love and awareness. Pray for those who lost their lives and respond to those who are in critical condition as a result of this act of terrorism and hatred. We can all be a part of this movement to help each other. Click here for more information on how you can help.
It’s quite common to see our news feed on social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. blow up with posts of how much we appreciate our mothers in honor of Mothers Day. But there’s one individual who shows his appreciation regardless of the day. Brother Alex Chu of the Phi Chapter at University of Central Florida credits his mother and grandmother for his drive and determination to succeed academically and professionally through his heartwarming messages on social media. His words are a powerful reminder that we must appreciate the struggles our family overcame and their drive to provide a better life for us.
May was officially recognized as Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in 1992 to commemorate the arrival of first Japanese immigrants to the United States on May 7, 1843 and the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869.
To honor the celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, StoryCorps is working with the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community to gather stories about various topics and themes in regards to the AAPI identity. More information can be found here.
Viet Thanh Nguyen is an associate professor at one of the world’s leading private research universities, University of Southern California. He released his debut novel, “The Sympathizer” in 2015, which tells the story of a half Vietnamese and half French officer in the Southern Vietnamese military and also a Northern Vietnamese spy. His work has been awarded with the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2016 and is the New York Time’s 100 notable books of 2015. Read more
(Dain Lee, second from left)
Dain Lee, an alumnus of the Zeta Chapter at New York University, recently participated as a competitor on Food Network’s All-Star Academy, in which he worked with his mentor/celebrity chef, Curtis Stone, to refine his culinary skills as they both underwent intense challenges.
In addition to being a talented home cook, he is an established and licensed real estate broker who has worked with the Corcoran Group for 10 years. Lee’s passion for engaging with people from all walks of life has allowed him to develop interpersonal relationships with his clients through his sincerity and integrity.