Rick Quan is a two-time Emmy award winner and the first Chinese American television sportscaster in the country. He currently works part time at ABC7 San Francisco as a fill-in sports anchor and as the field reporter for the station’s “After the Game” college football show. Before then he worked at the CBS affiliate in San Francisco. Rick has been recognized for his work by the Associated Press, the Radio TV News Directors Association, and the Peninsula Press Club.
Rick also runs his own video production company and has produced videos for the Chinese Historical Society, Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation, and McDonald’s. He will soon be releasing a documentary on the life of legendary dancer Dorothy Toy Fong. He also operates asianamericansports.com, a website devoted to profiling Asian American athletes.
Rick has always believed it’s important to be active in the community. He has emceed and worked with dozens of Bay area organizations. In 2000, the Northern California Arthritis Foundation named him Media Person of the year, in 2008, the Chinese American Political Association presented him with their Community Achievement Award and in 2013, the Organization of Chinese Americans recognized him for being a pioneer in the broadcasting field.
Wai-Yan Sandy Chau
Mr. Wai-Yan Sandy Chau has been active in IT business investments since 1997. From 1992 to 1997 he was the CEO of one of the largest and most diversified listed construction and real estate firms in Taiwan. Mr. Chau began his career as head of a consulting firm for start-ups in the San Francisco Bay Area. He was the founding president of the influential Asian American Manufacturing Association (AAMA) in Silicon Valley in 1979, and in 1977 started Universal Semiconductor in San Jose, California. Since 1984, he has been actively involved in various real estate projects in the U.S. and Far East countries. Mr. Chau also has been an active investor in several companies including: Achievo, Viador, Servgate, Photonify, EnReach, and Televigation.
He has a BS in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA.
Kabir “Kabeezy” Singh is one of the fastest rising comedians in the nation. Fresh off his “Comedy Central” Debut on the hit comedy show “Gabriel Iglesias’s Stand-Up Revolution, and his work on the hit Fox TV show “The Family Guy”, “Kabir is A high-energy, crowd-pleasing comic with an in-your-face attitude and razor-sharp wit, Kabeezy’s won numerous comedy competitions, including winning the 2014 “SF International Comedy Competition” by coming in first place in all 5 shows in the Final Round which was the first time that has happened in It’s rich 39 year history which included past competitors like Dana Carvey, Robin Williams, Ellen Degeneres, Louis CK, Patton Oswalt, Marc Maron, Doug Stanhope, Sinbad and Dane Cook.
My name is Ying Zeng, a senior from George Washington High School in San Francisco. I am currently applying for college and planning to major in accounting. I will use this money to help pay for college books that will be needed in my many years to come. Knowing that I can add another $1,000 dollars for my college payment lets me relax a bit and encourages me a lot. Thank you Asian American Contractors Association 2016 Scholarship!