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2 VANG 2007 CHAIR Ambassador Sichan Siv United States Representative to the United Nations (2001-2006)

3 VANG 2007 Co-CHAIR Congressman Al Green (TX) Congressman Mike Honda (CA) Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (CA) Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA) Texas State Representative Hubert Vo Mayor Bill White, City of Houston (TX) Mayor John Tran, City of Rosemead (CA) Supervisor Janet Nguyen, Orange County Councilwoman Madison Nguyen, City of San Jose Ms. Kieu Chinh, Legendary Actress Ms. Chloe Dao, Winner of Project Runway & Proprietor of Lot 8 Ms. Duy-Loan Le, Senior Fellow, Texas Instruments (VANG 2006 Awardee) Mr. Dat Nguyen, Dallas Cowboys (VANG 2004 Awardee) Mr. Khoa Nguyen, U.S. Olympic – Table Tennis (2000 & 2004)

4 VANG 2007 Co-Founders Mr. Thao Dang (San Jose, CA) Mr. Viet Dinh (Washington, DC) Mr. John Quoc Duong (Irvine, CA) Mr. Daniel D. Hoang (Washington, DC) Mr. Ryan Nguyen Hubris (San Jose, CA) Mr. Frank Jao (Huntington Beach, CA) Mr. Henry Huong Le (San Jose, CA) Mr. Chieu Van Le (San Jose, CA) Mr. Chau Nguyen (Rockville, MD) Mr. Hung Nguyen (Springfield, VA) Ms. Katey Nguyen (San Jose, CA) Ms. Mina Nguyen (Washington, D.C.) Dr. Ngai Xuan Nguyen (Los Altos Hills, CA) Mr. Dang Pham (San Jose, CA) Mr. Bao Ky Vu (Atlanta, GA)

5 VANG 2007 Honorary Co-Founders Governor Rick Perry, State of Texas Secretary of State Roger William (TX) Senator John Cornyn (TX) Senator Barbara Boxer (CA) Senator Diane Feinstein (CA) Senator Daniel K. Inouye (HI) Senator Jim Webb (VA) Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA) Congressman Howard Berman (CA) Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR) Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo (Guam) Congresswoman Susan Davis (CA) Congressman Tom Davis (VA) Congresswoman Jane Harman (CA) Congressman Darrell Issa (CA) Congressman Patrick Kennedy (RI) Congressman John Larson (CT) Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA) Congressman Jim Moran (VA) Congresswoman Grace Napolitano (CA) Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (CA) Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA) Congressman Ed Royce (CA) Congressman Adam Schiff (CA) Congressman Chris Smith (NJ) Congresswoman Hilda Solis (CA) Congressman Chris Van Hollen (MD) Congressman Henry Waxman (CA) Congressman David Wu (OR)

6 KHOU-TV's General Assignments Reporter and Saturday Morning Anchor. Earned Regional Emmy Award for a coverage on a medical mission in Vietnam in 2000. Avid traveller and scuba diver. Completed five marathons and a half Ironman distance triathlon race.









15 HONORARY VIETNAMESE AMERICAN The 38th President of the United States of America from 1974 to 1977. Attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the Navy during World War II. Signed the Indochina Migration and Refugee Act of 1975 which made it possible for 130,000 Vietnamese to legally resettle in the U.S. THE HONORABLE GERALD FORD (1913 – 2006) - Former US President (1974 - 1976)

16 NATIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARD In 1930, Troop Le Loi, the first Scouting unit, was formed in Vietnam. In 1983, ICCVS was formally established after the Scouting convention held in Costa Mesa, CA. Today, there are over 4,000 Vietnamese American Scouts registered in 51 different Vietnamese Scouting groups in the United States. (Vietnamese American Organization) INTERNATIONAL CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF VIETNAMESE SCOUTING (ICCVS)

17 NATIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARD In 1980, the U.S. Congress passed The Refugee Act of 1980 Since 1975, the U.S. has resettled 2.4 million refugees The average number admitted annually since 1980 is 98,000 (Non-Vietnamese American Organization) OFFICE OF REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT

18 GOLDEN TORCH AWARDS™ Joined the CNN network in April 2004 and anchors the weekend edition of CNN Newsroom. 2003: The Legacy of Women Award, a Great Women of Texas Honoree, Regional Emmy award for "Outstanding Noon Newscast" while at KTVT. Co-founder of Help the Hungry. Her philanthropic work earned her a spot in the Philanthropy in Texas Hall of Fame. Arts and Entertainment Betty Nguyen CNN News Anchor

19 GOLDEN TORCH AWARDS™ The Chief of Aerospace Medicine, 2d Medical Group, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. He has over 222 hours flying hours: 19 combat sorties and 91 combat hours in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. The first Vietnamese American to be an Air Force medical officer at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. Military Service LIEUTENANT COLONEL PAUL S. DOAN

20 GOLDEN TORCH AWARDS™ Established in 1982 with a class of 30 students. Today, the Center enrolls 1000 students with a staff of 120 teachers. Preserves the Vietnamese culture and raise a young generation to be aware of the "Lac Hong" heritage. Cultural Preservation & Promotion VAN LANG VIETNAMESE LANGUAGE & CULTURE EDUCATION CENTER

21 STUDENT OF THE YEAR Selected as a candidate for the prestigious Joint Admission Medical Program Started a non-profit organization called Lend a Hand, a Vietnamese youth organization that has awarded over one thousand full scholarships to impoverished students Hopes to become a world-renowned cardiovascular surgeon and lead a team of doctors around the world to help those in need. DUC TRONG DINH University of Houston





26 VANG 2007 TEAM Tara Dang – Executive Director Gigi Do – Assistant Executive Director Ha Vu – Assistant Executive Director Linda Vu-Nguyen – Assistant Executive Director Thai Nguyen – Assistant Executive Director

27 VANG 2007 TEAM Adam Bui Aileen Pham Albert Le Alex Nguyen Alex Nguyen Hubris Alexander Hao Nguyen Alicia Jao Andre Nguyen Andrew Dinh Andrew Thai Angeline Mai-Anh Vuong Anhtuan Truong Ann Uyen Dinh Anthony Dang Bao Ngoc To Barry D. Warner Betty Duong Bich-Van Phan Binh Nguyen Binh Nguyen Chau Nguyen Chau Nguyen Cherry Nguyen Hubris Christine Pham Couna Martin Cuong Lam Cuong Nguyen Danny Q. Nguyen Danny Nguyen, Dasa Vo David H. Nguyen David Vinh David Vu Nguyen De Tran Debbie Nghiem Dee Diep Doan Diane Lam Donna Nguyen Dung Tran Hai Ton Helen T. Huynh Hien Vo Hope Initiative Huy Ngoc Nguyen Huy Tran Jack Tran Jason Mai Jim V. Nguyen Jimmy Tam Le John Nguyen John Quoc Duong John Ting John Vo Jonathan Le Julie Phuong Vo

28 VANG 2007 TEAM Katherine H. Bui Kenneth Nguyen Khanh Tran Khoa Nguyen Khoa Vo Kieu My Nguyen Kristina Tran Kym Pham Lanny Nguyen Lauren Thuy Nguyen Linda Nguyen Linh Tran Maria Nguyen Marie Nguyen Martin Vu Tran Monique Phan Mylac Hoang My-Le Wolter Nam Loc Nguyen Nancy Chow Narissa Lee Kar Yin Tham Nhung Truong Nicki Nguyen Nicole Vinh Oscar Tenadora Pamela Tranpark Patrick Lo Patty Mae La Quoc Nguyen Rich Nguyen Richard Nguyen Robert Nguyen Ryan Nguyen Hubris Susanna Lam, CPA Teresa Nhat M. Mai Thanh Kim Le Thomas P. Nguyen Tiffany Thai Tin Tran Tina Tran Tom Thanh Quach Tong Nguyen Tricia Jang Triet Phan Truman ThaiBinh Ho Tu Dao Tuan Nguyen Van Nguyen Van Tran Vican Tan Viet Hoang Vy Le William Mok

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