Kevin has been described by his peers as a warm and genuine individual. Those characteristics have translated into his work uplifting the Vietnamese Students Association (VSA). Kevin not only welcomed Vietnamese-identifying students with open arms, but also celebrated allies to create an even stronger community. He helped grow VSA’s membership greatly while putting on educational and inspirational events that brought the community within and beyond Columbia together. Kevin has enhanced the lives of those around him through his continued work with VSA and because of that is deserving of this award.
“So thankful to receive this award! However, the real recognition goes to all the wonderful people in the Vietnamese Students Association (VSA). As a whole, they are the true community. I'm grateful for the opportunities I've had to support my peers, and I look forward to seeing how the Vietnamese community at Columbia continues to grow.”