March 28, 2019

Reynaldo Pascua (MPA ’78) as Honoree of CAPAA’s Vanguard Award

Former Commissioner and Evans School alum Reynaldo Pascua (MPA ’78) will be honored as the 2019 recipient of the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs’ (CAPAA) Vanguard Award. Reynaldo is the current president of the Filipino Community of Yakima Valley. He has been engaged with CAPAA since it was first established in 1974 and has remained a tireless champion for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders(AAPI) here in Washington State. As a proud Filipino American, Reynaldo has committed his life to raising awareness of the issues impacting Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and immigrants through community organizing and legislative advocacy. He is known to many as a historian, often telling the stories about the development of AAPI history and their contributions to the development of agriculture, economy and civil rights, and to the United States Armed Forces. Today, many in the community regard him as “Uncle”, as he continues to raise awareness of the intricate, diverse beauty of AAPI cultures, and issues impacting those communities on a local, state, and national level.

Congratulations, Reynaldo!