Alhambra couple to receive Cal State L.A.’s 2011 University Service Award


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Roll out the “black and gold” carpet…. California State University, Los Angeles announces Alhambra residents Annie Chin Siu, D.D.S., and Tim K. Siu, M.D., as the recipients of Cal state L.A.’s 2011 University Service Award.Annie is a retired orthodontist, and Tim is a retired anesthesiologist and aWorld War II veteran of the U.S. Navy. Both have assisted in establishing numerous scholarships at CSULA, including an endowed Siu Family Scholarship for the University’s School of Nursing to honor their daughter, Valerie, a CSULA nursing alumna.Annie opened her orthodontic practice in 1955, joining the Alhambra Chamberof Commerce. She created thousands of “beautiful smiles” for children andadults for 40 years. She was elected president of the Alhambra Chamber in1987 and organized the first Rose Queen and Court Luncheon in Alhambra, whichis still celebrated today. Annie has been a member of the Soroptimist Club ofAlhambra-San Gabriel-San Marino since 1957, where she has served as presidentand chair of the literacy program. She also served on the boards of UnitedWay, Alhambra Community Hospital and the USC School of Dentistry Board ofCouncilors. She and her husband, Tim, chaired the capital campaign for thenew Alhambra Public Library. She taught at the USC School of Dentistry as anassistant clinical professor for more than 25 years.For many decades, Tim has contributed his time and talent to his community asa physician, philanthropist and educator. He served as the medical examinerfor the National Youth Sports Program at USC, and was the team doctor for theAlhambra High School Football Team. He helped charter Continental Bank ofAlhambra, which later merged with Tokai Bank, which is now part of Bank ofWest. He is professor emeritus of the USC Medical School, and was director ofthe disaster committee of the American Red Cross. Since 1969, he hassupported Rotary International and its many projects, having received its2007 Distinguished Service Award. He also served on the CSULA President’sAdvisory Board and the board of the West San Gabriel Valley YMCA.In addition to the Siu’s, eight outstanding CSULA alumni and two studentswill be recognized during the 37th annual Alumni Awards Gala Thursday, Oct.6, at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex, on the Cal State L.A. campus. For a listof other honorees, visit

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