York, NY (July 19, 2004) - The Committee
of 100 salutes two of its most distinguished
members, General John L. Fugh and Dr. Betty
Lee Sung. Both were awarded the Chinese
American Pioneer Award at the Organization
of Chinese Americans' (OCA) Annual National
Convention Gala Awards Reception on Saturday,
July 17th at Boston Marriott Copley Place.
In recognition of Chinese Americans who
deserve accolades for their contributions
to the nation, CA awards the Pioneer Award
to honorees to highlight their achievement
with the hopes that their fame serves as
an inspiration for others. Past honorees
have included architect I.M. Pei, author
Jade Snow Wong, playwright David Henry Hwang,
and Nobel Prize physicist C.N. Yang. For
more information on OCA, please go to www.ocanatl.org.
"Members of our organization are all
leaders in their fields," said S. Alice
executive director of the Committee of 100.
"Both General Fugh and Dr. Betty Lee
Sung have made considerable accomplishments
and contributions in their work. Receiving
this award perfectly illustrates their achievements."
"I am delighted to have two of our
most prominent members be recipients of
the Pioneer Award," said Bob Lee, Chairman
of the Committee of 100. ?General John L.
Fugh and Dr. Betty Lee Sung are quite worthy
of this award and we are grateful for the
recognition from such a fine organization
General L. John Fugh, once The Judge Advocate
General, was the first Chinese
American to attain general officer status
in the U.S. Army. As vice chairman for the
Washington, DC area for the Committee of
100, he has taken a leadership role in promoting
the full participation of Chinese Americans
in all fields of American life. "I
feel greatly honored to receive this award,"
said General Fugh. "I have observed
OCA over the years and admired their dedication
in enhancing the image of Chinese Americans
and Asian Americans."
Dr. Betty Lee Sung is considered a leading
authority on Chinese Americans in the United
States. She is a professor of Asian American
Studies at the City College of New York
and a prolific author. Her first book, Mountain
of Gold, has become a classic in Asian American
Studies. Since then she has written seven
other books on Chinese Americans. "It
is quite a privilege to be receiving this
award from such a significant organization.
I have been a member of OCA since its founding
because I firmly believe in the work they
Founded in 1989 by prominent Chinese Americans,
the Committee of 100 is an independent,
non-partisan, non-profit membership organization
composed of Chinese American leaders in
a broad range of professions. With their
knowledge and experience, they have committed
to a dual mission:?(1) encouraging stronger
relations between the U.S. and Greater China
and (2) encouraging the full participation
of Chinese Americans in all aspects of American
life. For more information, please visit
our web site: www.committee100.org.