About Thuc Nguyen
Thuc Nguyen left Vietnam at the age of 6 with his father and 32 other people on fishing boat. He consider himself as a “boat people or a refugee” He has been actively involved in the Vietnamese communities of Chicago for more than 15 years. Living in Midwest during his teen, he did not feel connected to the Vietnamese communities. But in 2002, everything changed for him. He went to the Vietnamese Professional Society Conference in Dallas, TX. It was at this VPS conference he realized that there is more to life than just working and hanging out. From then he has actively seeking out more opportunities to help make the Vietnamese Community better for the future generation. Thuc graduated with a B.S. degree in Business Finance from the DePaul University. Thuc is currently working in Chicago and serves on the Board of Directors at Union of Vietnamese Student of the Midwest (UVSA-Midwest).