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AAFSAA 2016 Outstanding Faculty and Staff Award Recipients

UA Alumni Association
September 29, 2016

The University of Arizona Asian American Faculty, Staff and Alumni Association (AAFSAA) - with the University of Arizona Alumni Association (UAAA) - is celebrating its 27th Anniversary this year. AAFSAA is pleased to announce its 2016 Outstanding Faculty and Staff Award recipients. Join AAFSAA in congratulating:

2016 Outstanding Faculty Member:

Jill Koyama, Ph.D. - College of Education

2016 Outstanding Staff Members (in alphabetical order):

Ranjini "Jini" Kandyil, MA - Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Amanda Parkman, BS - Student Learning Services

In addition, Kevin Lau and Allen Lew are this year's Outstanding Alumni recipients, and Paul Gee and Daisy Rodriguez Pitel, are this year's Outstanding Community Service recipients.

Their collective achievements represent the highest professional levels of excellence, diversity and depth of scholarship, service and talent. AAFSAA extends sincere appreciation to all participating candidates, nominators and letter supporters. Visit the AAFSAA website to learn more.

Our distinguished awardees will be honored at AAFSAA's 27th Annual Scholarship and Awards Dinner Celebration, in collaboration with the Asian American Cultural Association (AACA), a UA student-run organization. Additionally, this celebration will also recognize outstanding student-scholars.

When: Nov. 5 from 6-9 p.m.

Location: The Tucson Chinese Cultural Center (TCCC), 1288 W. River Road, Tucson. Event site information is available on the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center website.

Tickets: Tickets for this event are still available and may be purchased for $75.00 per ticket ($50 is tax deductible) and net proceeds from the dinner will benefit AAFSAA's scholarships and grants programs. Click here for more information. Contact Cheryl Tomoeda at cherylt@email.arizona.edu regarding AAFSAA dinner ticket and event questions.


Awarding scholarships with the charitable support of donors, friends and the Arizona community is one of the most important things the Asian American Faculty, Staff and Alumni Association (AAFSAA) focuses on.

Scholarships provide access to college for students who otherwise could not afford it, bring the best and brightest minds to the UA, and energize the economy through employment, internships and research.

Contact Lori Tochihara at Lori.Tochihara@al.arizona.edu to make your AAFSAA scholarship donations. Thank you.

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