Reporter Vu Nguyen, 34, of Long Beach, Calif., passed away tragically on May 17, 2009, but his full life is one that refuses to be forgotten.
To honor him and help aspiring journalists, Vu's graduate school classmates created a scholarship in his name for members of future Public Affairs Reporting classes at The University of Illinois at Springfield. More than $15,000 has been raised to date, with scholarships awarded yearly since 2010. We would like to eventually reach our goal of endowment to keep the fund alive forever. Find out how you can help by clicking on "The Scholarship" above.
The PAR program appreciates your support, and we know Vu would, too. For more about Vu, his career and the many lives he touched, please browse through this website. Thanks for visiting!