Honoree Nominations Now Open for 2013 National Convention in Washington, D.C.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
OCA, a national organization dedicated to
advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific
Americans (APAs), is currently seeking honoree nominations for the OCA
Outstanding Achievement Award and OCA Pioneer Award to be presented
at its 2013 National Convention in Washington, D.C. from July 18th to 21st,
2013 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. The two awards celebrate APA
shakers and movers for their extraordinary and ground breaking contributions to
OCA's annual convention is one of the
premiere events for the APA community, drawing over a thousand people from
around the country for educational, cultural, and networking opportunities. To
submit a nomination, please fill out the honoree submission form HERE.
Honoree nominations are accepted until December 31st, 2012.
OCA Outstanding Achievement Award
The OCA Outstanding Citizen
Achievement Award is OCA's highest award. The recipient is someone who is an
exemplary inspiration and role model forthe community and future leader;
excels in their field of endeavor/passion; has made numerous contributions
that have had a positive impact on the community and on society; and shown
exemplary commitment and dedication to advancing the visibility and livelihood
of Asian Pacific Americans.
Past Awardees include: Norman Mineta, Former Secretary of
Transportation; Tammy Duckworth, Iraq War Veteran; George Takei, Actor; Gary
Locke, Former Governor of Washington State; Michael Honda, United States
Congressman; Helen Zia, Journalist.
OCA Pioneer Award
The OCA Pioneer Award is presented to an individual
who has paved the way and opened the door for other Asian Pacific Americans, or
has made a significant contribution to society in the field of his or her
endeavor. As a result of his or her achievements, they have historically,
economically, politically, socially and/or technologically, made America a
better place to live.
Awardees include: Wataru Misaka, Former NBA Player; I.M. Pei, Architect;
Anna Sui, Fashion Designer; Nancy Kwan, Actress; BD Wong, Actor; Grace Lee