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Peralta Community College District’s General Counsel to Receive Trailblazer Award

3 October 2011. 0 comments

“I wanted to be a physician, however I found my passion in helping the underserved and working in poor minority communities.” Nguyen asserts, “Peralta Community College District has a tremendous mission to transform lives through its educational opportunities and to work as an attorney to improve the lives of students at our colleges is rewarding.”

VABANC was founded in 1998 to provide Vietnamese American attorneys with a vehicle for the unified expression of opinions and positions on matters of concern to all Vietnamese Americans to encourage and promote the professional growth of its members, and to foster the exchange of ideas and information among its members and with the community at large.

“We are proud to recognize Ms. Nguyen’s accomplishments and contributions,” says Duyen Nguyen, VABANC’s Vice-President. “Ms. Nguyen is a tireless advocate not only on issues that affect the Vietnamese American community, but also for underserved communities at large.”

“Here at the Peralta Colleges we are very pleased to see one of our own being honored in this way,” said Dr. Wise E. Allen, Chancellor of the Peralta Community College District. “The contributions that General Council Nguyen has made to our district and to the community are truly something we can all be proud of.”

“As a member of VABNC for 10 years, I am proud of the work it does, the impact it makes, and how we can help change lives for those in the cities were we live and work,” states Nguyen. “Working at the Peralta Community College District has offered me the chance to fulfill my passion for the law and to be an advocate for students.”

VABNC’s 13th annual scholarship awards dinner honoring Thuy Nguyen will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 7, 2011 at the Dynasty Chinese Restaurant in San Jose. For tickets and more information call 408-975-9321 or visit their website – vabanc.org.

Since 1964, the Peralta Community College District – Berkeley City College, College of Alameda and Laney and Merritt Colleges – has served Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and Piedmont by providing East Bay students of all ages with a range of educational programs and life-long learning opportunities.  To learn more, visit www.peralta.edu.


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