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DR. ALEX CHUANG

Alexander Chuang worked for twenty years in the aerospace and nuclear engineering industry before accepting his current post as the Executive Director for the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum.  As an engineer, he had actively participated in all aspects of the industry, including design and research, managing, proposal writing and lecturing.  His firm belief in the preservation of San Diego Chinese History prompted him to take an early retirement in 1993 to and devote himself entirely to the museum.  

Although Alexander Chuang has been trained as an engineer, he is knowledgeable and passionate in many areas other than engineering and science.  His understanding of Eastern and Western art, literature, music, and history has given him a foundation to lead the museum.  In the past 21 years, he was the leader for fundraising to renovate and construct the Mission Building, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Extension, and the Chuang Archive and Learning Center.  Each building has individual character and functions differently as part of the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum.












 


   
County Supervisor Dave Roberts, Named Asian Heritage Awards Gala Chairman



  San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts will serve as the Gala Chairman of the 2014 Asian Heritage Awards to be held Saturday, Nov. 22 at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido.
  The awards, in their eleventh year, celebrate Asian achievement in categories ranging from business to public health while honoring the legacy of Asian Americans.  Individuals and organizations  who  serve the Asian or Asian and Pacific Islander community here or abroad are also eligible
  Supervisor  Roberts represents District 3, which has one of the larger constituencies of Asian Americans, comprising 19 percent of the county’s population.
  “’Visionary’ and ‘leadership’ are the two best words I have to describe Dave Roberts,” said Rosalyn Carmen, president of the Asian Heritage Society, which has produced the award-winning event and celebration since 2004. Referring to Roberts, she said, “He recognizes and empathizes with our mission to empower the community and recognize Asian American  contributions  to the business of San Diego County, thei r cultural value and the entrepreneurial spirit that has ties to both worlds. That is how you bring talent and investment to the community.”....Whole Story

 
 
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