Monday, October 30, 2017

Asian American & Pacific Islander Forum

On Oct. 25, 2017, The Cadena Cultural Center, Ethnic Studies Department, and the NOCCCD Asian Pacific Islander Faculty & Staff Association held the annual forum. Larry Hashima discussed, "Dismantling the Model Minority Myth: Addressing the 'Invisible' Asian American & Pacific Islander Student Experience". Topics included the AAPI LGBTIQ experience, DACA students, and the mental health stigma in AAPI communities. The forum was well-attended and gave the students an opportunity for discussion and input.




(Photos courtesy of the Cadena Cultural Center)

Thursday, July 20, 2017

2017 APIA Scholarship Recipient



APIA 2017 Scholarship Award



Joseph Dabu was the recipient of the 2017 APIA award for academic excellence and community/campus service. Joseph's high GPA earned him a place on the President's Honor List. After Joseph worked as a staff writer and news editor for the FC Hornet newspaper, his efforts paid off and he will be transferring to USC in fall 2017 as a journalism major. In addition, Joseph helped promote the Growth Mindset initiative on campus by serving as a student ambassador. Students who believe their skills and talents can be strengthened through hard work, strategic actions, and networking have a growth mindset. Joseph was also the secretary of the Alpha Gamma Sigma honors society where he served not only as a board member, but as an active volunteer in Saturday arts and crafts classes for young students at Commonwealth Elementary School. He also participated in many campus events including WorldFest, Kindercaminata, Love Fullerton and the Crittenton Refugee Program. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


The Asian and Pacific Islander Forum will be held this coming Monday, May 1, 2017 from 12:00-1:30 pm in rooms 224-228 of the College Center.

In honor of Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month (May), the NOCCCD Asian & Pacific Islander Faculty & Staff Association, FC Ethnic Studies Department and the Cadena Cultural Center invite the district community to the 6th Annual Fullerton College Asian & Pacific Islander Forum.

2017 Keynote Speaker Aida Cuenza-Uvas, Director, ARISE Program Mt. San Antonio College

Keynote Theme: Talk Story: Sharing the life experiences of Asian American & Pacific Islanders (AAPI) students.

***Small group discussions will follow Ms. Cuenza-Uvas’ address and will cover what Fullerton College can do to better serve AAPI students. Let your voice be heard!***

Refreshments will be served.


Thursday, April 20, 2017

The 2016-2017 APIA Scholarship is due Friday, May 5th, 2017. The scholarship is open to currently enrolled students at NOCCCD campuses. Asian Pacific Islander Faculty Staff Association (APIA) seeks to recognize outstanding students who exemplify the spirit of APIA by achieving academic excellence and demonstrating personal commitment and dedicated service to their community. The application form is at Application form.
General application info is at: Application info




Specific eligibility criteria are:
  •  Be a currently enrolled student at a North Orange County Community College District campus
  • Plan to be enrolled at least half-time at an accredited college or university in the Fall 2017 term OR continuing at a NOCCCD college in Fall 2017

  • Demonstrate community involvement or volunteer work

  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.00


The APIA Spring 2017 scholarship of $200 will be awarded to one currently enrolled student in any field.  The student must submit (1) a personal essay (maximum 500 words) of goals and accomplishments including his or her community involvement; (2) a transcript of grades (a printout of the unofficial transcript from MyGateway is acceptable); (3) a letter of recommendation; (4) and the application form. Applications can be picked up at the Fullerton College Library or the Cadena Cultural Center.






Monday, December 5, 2016


APIA Scholarship Award Recipient

In May 2016, the Asian Pacific Islander Faculty & Staff Association presented our award to Thu Nguyen in recognition for her leadership and academic performance  At the School of Continuing Education, Thu completed the ESL Academic Success Program and advanced to Fullerton College. Her many activities include being a student representative for the School of Continuing Education Academic Budget Committee. She has also served on the Provost’s Cabinet, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accreditation Committee, and the North Orange County Community College Innovation Fund Committee for the School of Continuing Education.  Thu volunteers for the Fullerton College Foundation at its fund-raising events. In addition, she works as an accounting technician for the Anaheim School of Continuing Education. Thu was accepted to CSUF and will be earning a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting. 

Thursday, October 1, 2015

For Hispanic Heritage Month: Densho blog on connections between Hispanic and Japanese Americans

For information on ties between the two communities, see the following:
Intersections:Hispanic and Japanese American History


Legacy of Hart Mountain at Chapman University

For complete info on Legacy of Heart Mountain panel and screening of documentary on incarceration of Japanese Americans at Heart Mountain.


Screening of : The Legacy of Heart Mountain
Oct. 1st, 2015 7:00-9:00 pm
LOCATION: Memorial Hall Chapman Auditorium