Honoree Tribute Messages

Alan Nishio

“Alan, Thank you for your leadership, mentorship, and guidance. I am so lucky to have gotten this chance to work with you and learn from you and LTSC! Congratulations on a very well deserved award. Thank you for all you do!”Meredith Maimoni

“Thank you for all you have done, and more importantly, continue to do for the community! You are truly a role model for all!”Andie Kimura

“Alan, thank you for inspiring generations of activists. Thank you for leading by example as an educator, for the gift of your time (your interview for my dissertation) and for your kindness in your warm treatment of my son whenever you see him.” Susan Nakaoka

“Thank you for all your years of devoted and valuable service to the community!”Mark and Sharlene Hirai

“Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do.” Garry and Joy Monji

“Thank you for your longevity in service to LTSC and for many more years to come.” – Kathy and Mark Masaoka

“ALAN NISHIO WOOT WOOOOOOOOOOT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Craig Iishi

“Congratulations Alan! It seems like just yesterday that I worked with you at EOP as a student. Thank you for your years of service and for your special mentoring of Meredith.” – Shirley Komoto

“Alan, thank you for inspiring generations of activists. Thank you for leading by example as an educator, for the gift of your time (your interview for my dissertation) and for your kindness in your warm treatment of my son whenever you see him.” – Susan Nakaoka

“Thanks for all you do Alan! I’m so happy to know you.”Scarlet Sy

“Of all his great attributes and everything he has accomplished, one of the things I appreciate most about Alan is his basic kindness — his openness, his generosity of spirit, and always with a sense of humor.” Josh Ishimatsu and Jolynn Asato

“Congratulations and with deep appreciation for your leadership and commitment.” – Jane Matsumoto

“Congrats Alan! Thank you for all that you do for our community and for being such a great role model for all of us!” – Tad Nakamura

“We honor LTSC for its incredible work supporting diverse communities/families and NCRR!” – Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress

“Well deserved Alan!! You are such a stalwart supporter of the “cause”. Always a strong and committed voice of the community. Thank you for your years of work and many more to come.” – Sue Oda Omori

“Thank you Alan for all your years of service and your inspiring leadership through so many decades! Honored to know you!” –  Jennifer Usyak

“Thanks for fostering the development of all the activists at CSULB.” – Jason Nawa

“Hey Alan, congratulations and it’s been an honor to be part of your circle!” – Mike Yanagita

“You have been and continue to be a tremendous mentor, advocate, and friend to so many of us in the Japanese American community. I can’t think of many other people more deserving of this honor. Thank you for all the work & love you’ve dedicated to all us.” – Daren Mooko

“You have been an invaluable mentor and friend to so many of us. Your generosity and wisdom has positively impacted generations. I cherish your existence and I hope you continue to be recognized for your dedication to improve the lives of everyone.” – Lisa Okamoto

“Thank you for your good work.” – Minao Kamegai

“Congratulations Alan for all of your decades of dedication and mentorship & inspiration to so many!!!” – traci kato-kiriyama

“Alan has had an impact on my life as a role model I look up to for his career accomplishments and his commitment to service and our community. I will never forget our adventure in SF trying to get a taxi to a meeting!” – Melissa Nishimura

“Warmest congratulations to LTSC. Thank you for all you do for our communities!” – Seema Agnani

“Thank you so much for your wise mentorship of Dean and the community.” – Kim Kawaratani, Emma Matsubayashi, and Sei Matsubayashi

“Congratulations Dad/Grandpa! We are so proud of your accomplishments and dedication to others. You exemplify unwavering strength and passion which is an inspiration to us all. We love you!” – Angela, Jon, Mia, Greg, Evan, Alexa, Sara, Ty, Kira and Emi Nishio

“Dear Alan, You are such an inspiration to me and many others! Thank you for all that you have done for our community and for your legacy at CSULB. We are a better place because of you. Congratulations, my friend!” – Mary Ann Takemoto

Honorable Hilda Solis

Alzheimer’s LA commends LTSC and the Honorable Hilda Solis for your contributions to our community! You’ve done wonderful work!” – Debra Cherry / Alzheimer’s LA

Years ago, I worked with Sup. Solis’ office in Sacramento on several pieces of children’s legislation. She was then, as now, devoted to her constituents and to those who otherwise might have no advocate. You are our treasure.” – Kathleen Kubota

“Congratulations on your tribute and thank you for your commitments to the Japanese American community.” – Gary S. Watanabe

To all Honorees

“Congratulations to LTSC and to all of the honorees!” – Nichi Bei Fujin Kai

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