The CCNY Asian Alumni Group was established in 1981 to promote the networking among the growing population of Asian-American students and alumni. It was started with the active participation and encouragement of Sy Weisman, then Executive Vice-President of the CCNY Alumni Association, and of Harry Lustig, then Dean of Science, and later Provost.
The very first Lunar New Year Dinner was held at the Peking Park Restaurant, with close to ten tables. Since then, we have held every year an Annual Dinner & Dance to help welcome in the Lunar New Year. At these functions, we present Achievement Awards to outstanding honorees who have advanced the interests of Asian-Americans.
We also present Scholarship Awards to outstanding Asian-American students with GPA > 3.5 who have a record of service to the community. The purpose and objective of the Asian Alumni Group is to advance the interest and welfare of the College, foster a spirit of fraternity/sorority and goodwill among Asian-American graduates, service the Asian alumni and offer financial, technical and networking support for today's Asian students at CCNY.