2014 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Heroes - KPBS
Dr. Allen W. Chan
Asian Pacific American Coalition
Dr. Allen W. Chan is a doctor of chiropractic medicine at Chan Chiropractic and the founder and owner of the Jasmine Seafood Restaurant. Dr. Chan was the 2011 charter president for the San Diego United Lions Club, and was the co-convener of the Asian Pacific American Coalition (APAC), uniting Asian and Pacific Americans for fair redistricting. He is also a partnership specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau, in charge of census outreach and the organization of Complete Count Committees for the Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Laotian and Cambodian communities in San Diego. Dr. Chan received his Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from the University of Utah and his Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic.
Dr. M.C. Madhavan
San Diego State University
Dr. M.C. Madhavan is professor emeritus of economics and Asian studies at San Diego State University, where he has served as the director of both the Center for Asian Studies and the Center for Research in Economic Development. He was a founding chairman of the Asian and Pacific Studies department, establishing the first India Study Abroad program for students in the California State University system. Also the founder of the San Diego Indian American Society, Dr. Madhavan established the Mahatma Gandhi Scholarship and Memorial Lecture program. He has served as president of the Tamil Nadu Foundation, chair of the World Affairs Council of San Diego, and is on the San Diego Mayor’s Asian Pacific Islander Advisory Board.
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