“It is important to preserve the cultural, artistic and economic developments of the Vietnamese community,” says Kendrick Ton, treasurer of the Little Saigon Foundation. “Without language, you can’t communicate with your elders and the stories get lost in translation.”
Enzo Ocio, a premature baby born 1 pound, 10 ounces at only 25 weeks, spent four and a half months in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the University of California, San Diego Health System in Hillcrest. He was put on life support, suffered from multiple infections and struggled to eat on his own without the help of a feeding tube.
The Bernard Osher Foundation has donated $500,000 to the University of California, San Diego, establishing an endowment to provide scholarships for students transferring from the California Community Colleges System. These funds will support a new scholarship award for high-achieving student parents who transfer to UC San Diego and have financial need.
Charity Stone feels the financial pressure of being a mother of two and a fulltime student at the University of California, San Diego. But this fall her budget burden will be lightened with a Student Foundation scholarship raised by her fellow students.
The University of California, San Diego’s international research program Pacific Rim Undergraduate Experiences (PRIME) recently received a pleasant surprise—a $100,000 gift from young alumna Haley Hunter-Zinck. The funds will support the greatest needs of the PRIME program, including assistance for future students who travel to the Pacific Rim to conduct research. Hunter-Zinck made the donation in memory of her late mother, Jennifer Zinck.
The UC San Diego Foundation has announced that 10 new community and business leaders, including four alumni of the University of California, San Diego, will join its Board of Trustees for the 2012-2013 fiscal year.
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