On April 17, 2014, past OAPABA officers Elisa Dozono (past-president and current chair of Oregon Lottery Commission), Simon Whang (past-president), Karen Nashiwa (past-treasurer), and current OAPABA officers Toan Nguyen (president-elect) and Jovita Wang (treasurer) attended the Asian Reporter’s Annual Foundational Scholarship Banquet. The Annual Scholarship Awards Banquet is an avenue to post exemplary community service, honor our community’s elders, and recognize the hard work and aspirations of young Asian Americans. The event provides outstanding community-outreach and public relations opportunities. Scholarship sponsors are recognized with the names of the scholarship winners. Other recognition given at this event includes the Exemplary Community Volunteer and Most Honored Elder awards, which showcase the many accomplishments of outstanding individuals and community groups.
On April 1, 2014,the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association of Willamette University College of Law held its inaugural 2014 Spring Banquet where OAPABA received the APALSA Award for Outstanding Support.
APALSA also awarded OAPABA member, Liani Reeves, with its inagural the Liani J. Reeves Inspiration Award in recognition of Liani’s mentorship and efforts to help create a legal profession and law school environment that is truly reflective of our community.