gat.awardsIn the spirit of 2016 Asian American Heritage Month celebration, we are documenting the changing of power and the continual shifting of influence of Asian Americans in our communities.

This year’s offer a listing of individuals who made an impact in arts, business, government, politics, social work, education, judiciary, and areas that influence every aspect of Georgian’s daily life.

Some names are familiar as they continue to strive to make our community a better place to live. New faces are recognized for their effort and dedication to make a difference in the community.

The list is made possible by the editorial staff and a selection committee comprises of community, civic, and media representatives.

2016 Honorees


Sudhir Agarwal
Senior Business Consultant
Hewlett Packard

Meiling Arounnarath
Laotian American Society

Estrella Cramer
Director, Corporate Supplier Diversity

Kevin Do
Realtor, Re/Max Grand South
Partner, Alliance Consulting Enterprise

Kazuyoshi “Yoshi” Domoto
Executive Director
Japan-American Society of Georgia

Charlene Fang
Vice Chair
DeKalb County Property Board of Assessors

Dr. May Gao
Asian Studies Coordinator
Professor of Communication & Asian Studies
Kennesaw State University

Dr. Hai Ho
United Vietnamese American Community of Georgia (UVAC)

Dr. Indran B. Indrakrishnan
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Gwinnett Digestive Clinic

Miyuki Johnson
Japanese language teacher
Elkins Point Middle School, Fulton County

Hyung Kim
Clean Net Atlanta

Sopheap Lam
Co-Founder, Cambodian-American Association of Georgia
Vice President, Asian Pacific American Council of Georgia

Shandry Law
Co-founder & Entreprenuer
Farmer’s Basket Restaurant

Tim Le
Atlanta Maxim Realty International

Fu-Tai Lu
Senior Radiology Technologist, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Chairman, Chinese Community Center

Dan Sok Ly
Vice President
Cambodian Buddhist Society

Randy Muth
Executive Director
Angkor Resource Center (ARC)

David Nguyen
Restaurant owner and Entrepreneur

Tramy Nguyen
Vietnamese-American Community of Georgian (VAC-GA)

Sarah Park
International Marketing Coordinator (Explore Gwinnett)

Eleanor Mae Pascual
State Farm Insurance

Ann Rithmyxay
Director of Home Healthcare Services
M&S Homecare Services

Lee U. Shreve
President, Korean American Foundation Atlanta
Operation Service Manager, Delta Airline

Pia Dina Valeriano
Philippine American Chamber of Commerce Georgia

Joli Wu
The Westminster Schools & The Georgia Academy of Music

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