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Peralta's First-Ever District-Wide AAPI Graduation

2024 AAPI Graduation

On May 3, Peralta's first graduation event for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders was held at Merritt College. The student center was packed with graduating students, and performances included a dragon dance, drums, and traditional music from the Au Co Vietnamese Cultural Center’s Su Viet Ensemble. Speakers included Laney Ethnic Studies professor Roger Chung and a student speaker from each college:

  • Jennifer Fong (BCC) 
  • Denny Ika (COA) 
  • Penpa Negi (Laney) 
  • Steve Ma (Merritt)

2024 AAPI Graduation Roger Chung Speech

Special thanks to Susan Cuong Coong, Connie Tran, Christina Taing Rivera, Susan Truong, Phoumy Sayavong Sighvong, Loan Nguyenm Angela Khoo, Julie Saechao, Nickey Chao, Cynthia Taing, Joan Su, Sharon Quach Khwaa, the student assistants at APASS, and the Society of Scholars for coming together to organize this district-wide recognition event.

Tags: Merritt College, Graduation, AAPI


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