See Betty, See Betty Nguyen

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

For all my people in Tennessee - and those who might have huge crushes on CNN news anchor Betty Nguyen - this one's for you.

CNN anchor Betty Nguyen will be visiting the UT campus Oct. 28 to speak about her experiences in broadcasting and issues within the Asian American community [...] This event is sponsored by the Asian American Association (AAA) at UT, an organization which strives to spread Asian American Awareness and diversity issues to campus. According to junior Monica Diep, AAA Secretary, sharing Betty Nguyen's experiences will expand students' eyes beyond the United States.

"The reason we have AAA is to bring awareness of Asian culture, because it is different from the American culture we live in," Diep said. "It is important to have an understanding of other cultures, because the United States is an ever-changing country." [...] In 2007, the Smithsonian Institute recognized Nguyen as the first Vietnamese-American to anchor a nationally televised broadcast in the United States. Since then, Nguyen has received numerous awards including a regional Emmy Award, the Legacy of Women Award and a place in the Philanthropy Texas Hall of Fame.
The event will be happening in Room 27 of the Alumni Memorial Building at 7 p.m. with a Q & A following.