Keynoter lauds education
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Hao Nguyen '05, St. Cloud, gave the keynote address at the May 7 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration at the St. Cloud Public Library. Nguyen opened with a powerful poem about his mother, who shepherded her family out of Vietnam, protected them for two years in a refugee camp and then brought them to St. Cloud in 1978. An assistant city attorney for the city of St. Cloud, Nguyen argued that education helped transform him from a troubled teen into a successful public servant. He holds a bachelor's degree in mass communications, with a minor in criminal justice studies. His law degree is from Hamline University.