Richland College Hosts Launch of Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund #NotTheSame Media Campaign

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Neil Horikoshi, APIASF President/Executive Director (left); Dr. Kay Eggleston, Richland College President (right). Photo by Keenan Cobb

Student Success/Sustainable Community Building–Richland College Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) students joined faculty, staff, and AAPI community partners for an Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) reception and panel discussion to announce the nationwide release of the National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE) report, The Impact of Scholarships for Asian American and Pacific Islander Community College Students and December 1 launch of the APIASF #NotTheSame national public service media campaign with the support of Comcast/NBC Universal.  Dr. Kay Eggleston, Richland College president, welcomed the attendees and participated in the panel discussion, A Conversation and Celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islanders in Higher Education, with Dolly Nguyen, CARE research associate; Charlie Chen, CEO/president of DFW Technology and Richardson Chamber of Commerce board chairman; and Ezra Jones Calado, 2014-2015, APIASF/AANAPISI scholar; and moderated by Neil Horikoshi, APIASF president/executive director.