VABA-DC Scholarship Dinner 2013

  • Tuesday, March 19, 2013
  • 6:00 PM
  • The George Washington University, Continental Ballroom -- Marvin Center (800 21st Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20052)


  • Ten (10) dinner admission tickets, opening remarks, and full-page advertisement in the Dinner Program
  • Eight (8) dinner admission tickets and full-page advertisement in the Dinner Program
  • Four (4) dinner admission tickets and half-page advertisement in the Dinner Program
  • Six (6) dinner admission tickets and half-page advertisement in the Dinner Program
  • Two (2) dinner admission tickets and half-page advertisement in the Dinner Program
  • Sponsors who have not registered online may register their guests here.
  • We are currently at capacity but are working to make room for additional guests. Please register here to add your name to the waiting list.

    If you are a sponsor and need to register your guest, please register under Sponsor Attendee. If you do not intend to use your seats, please consider donating them so that we can make additional seats available for those on the waiting list -- email

Registration is closed

Important Message from VABA-DC President Alex Nguyen Regarding Dinner Speaker

On behalf of the Vietnamese American Bar Association of the Greater Washington, D.C. Area and GW Law APALSA, we are looking forward to seeing you at our Fifth Annual Scholarship Dinner this Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at 6:00 at the George Washington University Continental Ballroom at 800 21st Street, NW. The event is sold out, but please add yourself to our waitlist or email if you would still like to come; we have been able to accommodate registrants off the wait list, and we are excited to celebrate with you.

This year's dinner, "Shoot for the Stars," was originally going to feature Dr. Eugene Trinh, the first Vietnamese-American astronaut as the keynote speaker, but -- ironically perhaps -- Dr. Trinh was picked to serve on a jury in a complex criminal trial, and so will not be able to join in person. Instead, we are extremely excited to welcome Charles F. Bolden, Jr., the head of NASA, as our keynote speaker. Charles Bolden, Jr. has had a long and distinguished career in the Marine Corps. He has traveled four times aboard a space shuttle, deploying the Hubble Space Telescope and participating in the first joint US-Russian shuttle mission. He has been the CEO of a consulting company which focused among other things on motivational speaking. Bolden, a U.S. Naval Academy graduate, was a naval aviator flying more than 100 combat missions, including in North and South Vietnam between 1972 and 1973, and he continues to be engaged in Vietnam even today. He is in the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. NASA General Counsel, Michael Wholley, will also join us. He has also flown combat missions in Vietnam and holds degrees from Harvard, the University of Virginia Law School, and an L.L.M. degree from George Washington University.

We are excited to welcome a wonderful and diverse crowd of in-house attorneys, law firm partners, business owners, solo practitioners, government attorneys, law students, and VABA-DC supporters and look forward to meeting or reconnecting with you.

Until then,

Alexander T.H. Nguyen

President, VABA-DC

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