september 19, 2013 1st AAPOG APA Heroes & Advocates Awards Photos by boon vong
2013 AAPOG APA HEROES & ADVOCATES AWARDS
The AAPOG APA Heroes & Advocates Awards will be honoring our heroes and advocates whom have been our bridges to success:
“APA Peace Officer of the Year” who has demonstrated leadership, heroism, and service to our nation; “APA of the Year” who are advocates that have built upon the achievements of their ancestors and predecessors to successfully pave new roads of opportunity for future generations of Asian Pacific Americans; and “AAPOG Community Champions” whom have partnered with AAPOG to advance our mission to increase the pipeline of APAs entering law enforcement and public service careers & supported our community outreach efforts to promote safety & well-being in diverse APA communities.
We will also be awarding our first three AAPOG scholarships to undergraduates pursuing law enforcement & public service careers. These APA youth will also benefit from long-term mentorships with AAPOG members and be the first group of youth inducted into the AAPOG Dragons. The AAPOG Dragons youth members will be able to attend and participate in special invite-only AAPOG member events and activities which promote the safety & well-being of diverse APA communities in Georgia, and will be eligible to participate in mentorship programs with AAPOG officers
Highlights of 2013 AAPOG APA Heroes & Advocates Awards Banquet
Keynote speaker: Mark F. Giuliano, FBI Atlanta Division Special Agent in Charge
Invocation speaker: Elder Leonard Leo, Atlanta Chinese Christian Church North
Honorary chairs: Consulate Generals in Atlanta representing Asian countries
Emcees: Aparna Bhattacharyya, Raksha executive director & a team of APA officers
APA Peace Officer of the Year Award: Mike Grant, FBI Special Agent (ret.), Japanese American
APA of the Year Award: Marilyn Doromal, Southeast Region Chair of the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA), Filipino American
AAPOG Community Champions Award: Asian Pacific American Historical Society, Atlanta Chinese Christian Church North, NAAAP-Atlanta, Raksha, Sandy Springs Police Department, Sung Ming Shu Dojo, White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Yen Jing Chinese Restaurant
1st AAPOG Scholarship Award Recipients
AAPOG Young Dragons
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