Monday, June 12, 2006

CISC Pioneer Receives Outstanding Public Service Award

Sinclair S. Yee, professor of electrical engineering at the University of Washington, was honored for his contributions to the community over the years in helping to plant the seeds for a community institution, CISC. Professor Yee and wife Genevieve worked with university students over 35 years ago to help limited English speaking Chinese seniors access programs and services to which they were entitled.

Their efforts eventually led to the founding of CISC, which continues to be the leading provider of social services to the Chinese community in the Puget Sound area. The award came with a $5,000.00 honorarium that Prof. and Mrs. Yee matched and donated to CISC’s capital campaign. Prof. Yee says, “I am honored and humbled by this award and know that CISC will continue its good work for many years to come.”

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