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ORGANIZED BY ACDC & UNLV APIME STUDENT DIVERSITY GROUP, THE EVENT CELEBRATES ASIAN, PACIFIC ISLANDER, MIDDLE EASTERN (APIME) COLLEGE GRADUATES FROM UNLV, NSC & CSN
LAS VEGAS, NV – May 8, 2023 – The Asian Community Development Council (ACDC) and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ Office of Student Diversity Programs is proud to announce a celebration of the Asian, Pacific Islander and Middle Eastern graduates of the Class of 2023. The 2023 GraduAsian Event will occur at the UNLV Student Ballroom, on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Coinciding with Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the live event will feature special guests and keynote speaker Teddy Liaw, CEO of NexRep.
The event will showcase the achievements and diversity of the APIME student community. Student speakers include Mia Nakamura and Caren Yap from UNLV, Alyssa Tran of NSC, and Ashton Shroder of CSN. Special guests will include remarks from President DeRionne Pollard of NSC, UNLV Boyd School of Law Dean Leah Grinvald, UNLV Boyd School of Law, Byron Brooks, NSHE Board of Regents, and Justice Patricia Lee, the first AAPI Supreme Court Justice for Nevada. Additionally, the event will feature video appearances by Sen. Jackie Rosen, Rep. Susie Lee, and Magician Shin Lim.
ACDC and UNLV’s Office of Student Diversity Programs are proud to work together to represent the APIME community in this important event. This collaboration underscores the importance of multicultural representation and inclusion. By working together, ACDC and UNLV are creating a space where students of diverse backgrounds can be celebrated together.
“This event is a testament to the pride and accomplishments of the APIME graduates,” said Vida Lin, President & founder of ACDC. “We are thrilled to celebrate their achievements and provide a space where they can be recognized and celebrated.”
The 2023 GraduAsian Event promises to be a memorable and inspiring celebration of the APIME community’s achievements. We invite you to join us on May 10th and share in this momentous occasion. The GraduAsian ceremony will be immediately followed by a job fair at 1pm. The job fair is open to all student job seekers in the area. The event will bring together top employers and local organizations to support the diverse communities of Las Vegas.
The job fair will feature a variety of vendors, including Boyd Gaming, Teach for America, MGM, Everi, Clark County Law Foundation, City of Las Vegas, Humana, Henderson Silver Knights, LV Raiders, Nevada Secretary of State, Professional Asian Pilots Association (PAPA), and AAPI Alumni Affinity Club. Vendors will be available to answer questions and provide information on job opportunities, internships, and volunteer opportunities. Job seekers are encouraged to bring their resumes and dress professionally.
ABOUT THE ASIAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
The Asian Community Development Council (ACDC) is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to building, connecting, and educating the Asian and Pacific Islander community in Nevada. ACDC was officially chartered in 2015 in Las Vegas and opened their Reno location in 2022. ACDC opened the Healthy Asians & Pacific Islanders (HAPI) Medical Center in August 2022. Among the services ACDC offers include: voter education, health insurance enrollment assistance, citizenship application assistance, vaccination clinics (Influenza and COVID-19), culturally-sensitive food distribution, College Readiness Bootcamp, GraduAsian, Asian Night Market and the Run for Rice and Walk for Wellness 5k.
For more information about the Asian Community Development Council, visit www.acdcnv.org
ABOUT APIME, UNLV OFFICE OF STUDENT DIVERSITY PROGRAMS
The Asian, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern (APIME) serves UNLV’s APIME and international student communities. They are responsible for creating programs, facilitating student workshops, and providing resources with the goal of affirming, educating, and empowering students. Asian, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern students often experience unique struggles when it comes to navigating higher education, including language barriers, cultural differences, and financial challenges. The APIME student group realizes the importance of universities recognizing and addressing these issues to ensure that all students have equal access to educational opportunities and support.
For more information about APIME UNLV, visit https://www.unlv.edu/student-diversity/apime