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Press Release: Vietnam Education Foundation Announces New Chairwoman of the Board (Based on our enabling legislation and the impending closure of VEF in 2018, VEF is no longer offering any Fellowships or Grants)

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The Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) is proud to announce the appointment of Ms. Anhlan P. Nguyen as Chairwoman of the VEF Board of Directors.

Ms. Anhlan P. Nguyen is currently an IT project portfolio manager at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Chair of the Board of Directors for the Vietnamese Culture and Science Association, based in Houston, Texas.

She brings with her more than 25 years of experience in the information systems industry, more than sixteen years of experience in solid project management, and twenty years of non-profit board governance and non-profit fund raising experience.  One of her notable achievements is her involvement in various community and youth development projects. Her accomplishments include the establishment of the Vietnamese Youth Center of Toronto, Canada; the National Youth Leadership Development Camp “Len Duong” for young community activists from across the United States and Canada; and the hosting of numerous community programs aimed at helping and assisting in the development of Vietnamese-American youth. In 2010, she was selected as one of the “Top 25 Women of Houston” by the Steed Society and the Commercial Bank for her outstanding leadership and community involvement. In 2011, she received the “Women’s Leadership Empowerment” Award by the Texas Women’s Empowerment Foundation. In 2013, she received the Asian Heritage Award in Science and Technology by Asian Heritage Society, San Diego, California. Ms. Nguyen has a B.S. and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Toronto, Canada. She is now pursuing her Doctoral Program in Business Administration at the Northcentral University and expected to graduate in 2015. Ms. Nguyen was appointed by the U.S. President as a Board Member for VEF in 2012 and recently she was elected by the VEF Board of Directors as its first female Chair and assumed her duties on July 18, 2014.

Ms. Nguyen shared that “I am truly honored to accept the nomination as the Board Chair. On this occasion, I would like to thank my predecessors and other fellow Board members sincerely for paving the way and for trusting in me. I would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the hard work and important contributions of the VEF staff in both offices during the last 11 years. As the VEF sunset approaches during the next four years, VEF will continue its important work in educational exchange, leaving a legacy for Vietnam, ensuring that the United States and Vietnam will continue to build on the educational cooperation achievement of the past decade.”

Click here (PDF - 134 KB) for the Press Release in English. 
Click here (PDF - 252 KB) for the Press Release in Vietnamese.