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Speaker Series w/ SASE Khanh Vu on Community Engagement – 09.22.2022 (Denver, CO)

September 22, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Colorado AANHPI community has been growing steadily over the past decades. Some of that growth is thanks to families like the Vu family which was one of the first Vietnamese families in Denver. He has personally seen how the community has changed and wants to help share that knowledge and how each of us can do our part.
You do not want to miss our September Speaker Series featuring Khanh Vu, CEO and Executive Director of SASE (Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers). We will be holding at the newly opened Seafood Empire and will have an area set aside for us.
Door prize raffle & networking opportunities will all be featured during this event, so be sure to RSVP now!
As one of the fastest-growing Asian American Professional organizations in the Southwest, come see what ACEL is all about. Since 2006, ACEL has continuously strived to expand our awareness in the community through professional development, cultural awareness, community service, and mentorship.
Date & Time: Thursday, September 22nd, 6:00pm-8:00pm.
Location: Seafood Empire, 6981 W Alaska Dr, Denver, CO 80226
Cost: Free for ACEL Members & $10 for Non-Members (if register before 9/20/2022);
$15 at the door.
Questions? Email Yangmee Lor at Denver@ACELeaders.org

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: Khánh Vu and his family immigrated to the USA from Vietnam at the end of the Vietnam conflict. His family found their way to Colorado. He graduated from John F. Kennedy High School, a Denver Public School. Khánh graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a degree in chemical engineering and 3 minors: McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs, Latin American Specialization and Environmental Science.

He worked for Amoco after graduation. At Amoco, he oversaw 350 gas wells in the San Juan Basin (New Mexico/Colorado). He explored and researched effects of cavitation on high production coal-bed methane. After the BP-Amoco merger, the Denver office was moved to Houston and Khánh chose to stay in Colorado. He subsequently went to work for the family businesses: Asian grocery and real estate. He helped grow the family business to become the largest Asian grocer in the region. After selling the retail business, Khánh continued to work in real estate.

His passion for helping young adults and fondness for Mines led him back to accepting the position as the fourth Director of the Multi-cultural Engineering Program (MEP). MEP has come full circle because Khánh was part of MEP’s inception in 1989 as a student and was instrumental in the founding of the Asian Student Association in the early 90’s, which later became PASES (Professional Asian Society of Engineers and Scientists), eventually merged with SASE. As the MEP Director, he helped over 1,000 students with their recruitment, retention and professional development.

As a Society of Asian Scientists & Engineers (SASE) volunteer, Khánh helped plan the 2011 National Conference. Khánh joined SASE full time as the CEO & Executive Director in late 2011. Khánh oversaw the doubling of the collegiate chapters and tripling its membership during his 1 st year tenure with SASE. SASE has become the largest professional Asian American Organization in the US by numbers of chapters, conference size and organizational support. He looks forward to growing SASE to its full potential.

Khánh enjoys spending time with his wife, Uyển, and 4 children: Thiên Ân “JP”, Thiên Sơn “Vincent”, Thiên Hải “Dominic” & Thiên Hà “Teresa”. His hobbies include youth ministry, volleyball and being a foodie.



September 22, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Seafood Empire
6981 W Alaska Drive
Denver, CO 80226 United States
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(303) 955-2823
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