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AAAS Awards

The AAAS awards were first established in 2009 and presented at the annual conference in Hawai’i as a means of shining a well-deserved spotlight on members of our community and their outstanding contributions.

Lifetime Achievement
Dr. Huping Ling

Excellence in Mentoring
Dr. Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales

Honorable Mentions
Dr. Aimee Bahng
Dr. Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez

Engaged Scholar
Tracy Lai

Early Career
Noreen Naseem Rodríguez

Community Organization Award
Legacy of Equality, Leadership and Organizing

Massage Parlor Outreach Project

Early Career Award
Christopher A. Eng

Best Graduate Paper
Edward Nadurata

Excellence in Mentoring Award
Judy Wu

Community Organization Award
Khmer Girls in Action

Lifetime Achievement Award
King-Kok Cheung

Lifetime Achievement Award, Honorable Mention
Anantha Sudhakar

Early Career Award
Victoria Reyes

Engaged Scholar Award
Adrian De Leon

Excellence in Mentoring Awards
Celine Parreñas Shimizu

Best Graduate Paper
Sam Ikehara

Community Organization Award
Colorado Asian Pacific United (CAPU)

Early Career Award
Kevin Escudero

Excellence in Mentoring Awards
Tina Chen
Robyn Magalit Rodriguez

Community Social Distance Award
Island Liaison
The Auntie Sewing Squad

Best Graduate Paper
Ka-eul Yoo

Lifetime Achievement Award
Robert G. Lee

Engaged Scholar Award
Candace Fujikane

Excellence in Mentoring Award
Cathy Schlund-Vials

Early Career Award
Valerie Francisco-Menchavez

Community Organization Award
Asian American Youth Leadership, Empowerment, and Development

Lifetime Achievement Award
Dawn Bohulano Mabalon

Engaged Scholar Award
OiYan Poon

Excellence in Mentoring Award
Anita Mannur

Early Career Award
Lawrence-Minh Bui Davis

Community Organization Award
Freedom, Inc.

Lifetime Achievement Award
Helen Zia

Excellence in Mentoring Award
Grace J. Yoo

Early Career Award
Andrew Way Leong

Community Organization Award
Asian Prisoner Support Committee

Community Leader Award
Pam Tau Lee

Lifetime Achievement Award
Betty Lee Sung

Excellence in Mentoring Award
Augusto Espiritu

Early Career Award
Lori Kido Lopez

Engaged Scholar Award
Russell Jeung

Best Graduate Student Travel Fund Award
Asri Saraswati

Graduate Student Paper Award
Takashi Michael Matsumaru

Community Organization Award
ALLY (API Leaders for the Liberation of Youth)

Community Leader Award
Scot Nakagawa

Lifetime Achievement Award
Josephine D. Lee

Excellence in Mentoring Award
Rick Bonus

Early Career Award
Wendy Cheng

Best Graduate Student Travel Fund Award
Evyn Lê Espiritu Gandhi 

Graduate Student Paper Award
Katrina Quisumbing King
Minju Bae

Community Organization Award
National Alliance to Nurture the Aged and the Youth

Community Leader Award
Winnie Tang

Lifetime Achievement Award
Janet Francendese

Excellence in Mentoring Award
Mary Yu Danico

Early Career Award
Vichet Chhuon

Engaged Scholar Award
Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales

Best Graduate Student Travel Fund Award
Karen Buenavista Hanna

Graduate Student Paper Award
Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan

Community Organization Award
Invisible to Invincible (i2i): API Pride of Chicago

Community Leader Award
Jamil Khoury

Lifetime Achievement Award
Peter Nien-chu Kiang
Sau-ling Cynthia Wong
Roger Daniels

Excellence in Mentoring Award
Martin F. Manalansan IV

Early Career Award
Rudy Guevarra, Jr.

Engaged Scholar Award
Kevin Kumashiro

Best Graduate Student Paper Award
Chris Suh

Graduate Student Travel Fund Award
Laura H. Reizman

Community Organization Award
Chinese Progressive Association

Community Leader Award
Ruth Asawa

Lifetime Achievement Award
Stephen Sumida
Bob Suzuki

Excellence in Mentoring Award
Jigna Desai

Early Career Award
Jonathan Lee
Cathy Schlund-Vials

Best Graduate Student Paper Award
Ian Shin

Honorable Mention: Timothy K. August, Stephen H. Chen, Morgan Kennedy, Qing Zhou

Anita Affeldt Graduate Travel Fund Award
Vivian Huang
Elena Shih

Leadership Award
Diane Narasaki

Community Award
Asian Counseling and Referral Service

Individual Community Service Award
Amy Wong Mok

Organizational Community Service Award
SAHELI for Asian Families

Event Community Service Award
Austin Asian American Film Festival (AAAFF)

Lifetime Achievement Award
Ron Takaki

Engaged Scholar Award
Don T. Nakanishi

Outstanding Service Award
Hawai’i’s People’s Fund
Chinese Community Action Coalition
Bamboo Ridge Press

Special Commendation to a University Initiative Engaging Students in Community Service

The Program for Engaged Scholarship and Service Learning, Ethnic Studies Department, University of Hawai’i, Manoa

Anita Affeldt Graduate Award
Ronak Kapadia
Anthony Ocampo