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Letter from our Chair

Dear AAGEN Family:                                                March 26, 2020

Hope this note finds you well.  Indeed, we are experiencing a time of uncertainty as we face our latest national challenge.  I know that the feelings of anxiety etc may seem enormous as we are bombarded daily by CoVID19 news.  But let me assure you, like 9-11 where I was on the front lines, I know that the best thing for all of us right now is to abide by the calls for one to social distancing. 

Hopefully, you are  teleworking from your homes and observing the calls to keep safe.  I also hope you will consider your isolation to be like personal rather than social.  By that I mean, while you are distancing yourself personally, I do want you to keep socially connected to one another, to your family and loved ones.  Find ways to connect to one another.  This is the time when networking via phone or email or even modern faceTime type methods to one another can lend to the preservation of your mental health.  Know that you are not alone and that we will get through this, especially if we can stop the spread of the infection.

So share with one another how you are making this time special with loved ones and how the time has enabled you to take care of all the things you put off....I can't wait to hear your stories...and if you need a person to talk to, know that I and all your AAGEN family are available to help you get through this challenging time of isolation.

Be well and take care of yourselves!


Vivian Chen, MSW, ScD

Chair, AAGEN



The mission of AAGEN is to promote, expand and support Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) leadership in Government.  In accordance with AAGEN’s mission, the scholarship program has been designed for students in their continuing education to better prepare themselves for positions of leadership and trust in the Federal, State and Local governments.  Two (2) scholarships for $1,500.00 and two (2) scholarships for $1,000 will be awarded in 2020.  The AAGEN scholarship is a one-time award; former AAGEN scholarship winners are not eligible.  

The applications for the scholarship will be accepted until April 1, 2020

Details and Scholarship Application can be found under this LINK

Please send the complete electronic application package to:

Scholarship Awards Committee

Chair:  Dr. Glenda Nogami Streufert


If you have any questions or require additional information, please leave a message at 717-215-9782.

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