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Sunday, June 19, 2011

3rd Annual Asian American Heroes of Colorado

Congratulations to all the recipients of the 3rd Annual Asian American Heroes of Colorado Award. Thanks for bettering our community! Our heroes were recently recognized at a brunch. This year's group included the following well deserved recipients:

Drucie Bathin - Burmese Community Leader and Cultural Trainer
Ding-Wen Hsu - Founder of Colorado Dragon Boat Festival
Dr. Ben Konishi - 60 year Veterinarian and 2011 Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame
Dr. Alok Sarwal - Founder of Colorado Asian Health Education and Promotion
Linda and Jimmy Yip - Founders of Nathan Yip Foundation

Life-time achievement Award:
John Yee - Flying Tiger in Chines Air Force, Teacher and Professor

Final recipients were selected by the Asian Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Asian Culture and Education Network, OCA Colorado, Mile-Hi Japanese Citizens League, National Association of Asian American Professionals, Asian Pacific Bar Association, and Asian Avenue magazine.