Thao Duc Tu

Not only do I support the Ford Scholar Alumni Association’s meaningful mission to bring chances for alumni to connect and cultivate their leadership potential and contribute to their communities, but I also support the FSAA for continuing to award scholarships for outstanding students who have been doing volunteer work throughout our state of Oregon.

I am an x-ray technologist who has been working for The Vancouver Clinic for more than 16 years, married to my wife Lan Pham, who is a medical laboratory technologist and has been working for Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center for 13 years. We have two teenage sons who are now in the ninth grade and seventh grade. I am now the president of the Vietnamese Community of Oregon.

I’ve worked successfully with many community members who had different backgrounds and characteristics when I was the VNCO’s vice president, and I continue to do so as the current president of this organization. I had an excellent experience working when I was the general secretary for Vietnamese Community of Oregon in 2008-2009. For this reason, I am so confident that I will do an outstanding job if I am elected to be the FSAA’s secretary.

I would like to successfully fulfill the duties that have been described by the FSAA’s mission, and I would conscientiously apply myself to this position as a secretary. I strongly believe in myself, and after reviewing my past and current experience as a dedicated leader in my community, I sincerely hope that the FSAA members will consider me for the board.