AAJA member Mai Hoang marries Jerome Parmentier

Miss Mai in her bridal dress with her father, Rev. Luc T. Hoang
Miss Mai in her bridal dress with her father, Rev. Luc T. Hoang

AAJA member Mai Hoang, a business reporter for the Yakima Herald-Republic, got married on Saturday, Sept. 26, at St. Paul Cathedral in Yakima, Wash.

An AAJA Seattle contingent went to Yakima to share this joyous day with her: chapter secretary Venice Buhain, Tanya Woo, Anthony Dondero and myself.

AAJA contingent at Mai's wedding
Sandi, Sanjay, Tanya and Venice

Mai is a dedicated member of AAJA Seattle who came to both our Choppy Waters conference in January and our Lunar New Year Banquet in February. Some of you met Jerome when they came up in February for the banquet.

Mai works with local high school students who are interested in journalism and serves as the interim president of the William O. Douglas SPJ Pro chapter serving mid-Columbia, Yakima Valley and northeastern Oregon.

Mai and Jerome
Mai and Jerome after the wedding

Please join me in congratulating Mai and Jerome! Best wishes for a long, happy life together. Check out their wedding blog.

Mai and Jerome at the altar
Mai and Jerome at the altar at St. Paul Cathedral, Yakima, Wash.

About sbhatt

Sanjay Bhatt jumped into journalism in 1996, landing his first job at The Times Leader, a daily in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. He juggled covering 12 school districts and loved turning out enterprising, investigative pieces. Within a year, he got hired by The Palm Beach Post of West Palm Beach, Fla., where he spent the next six years building a reputation as a top health reporter. The biggest story he covered there was the 2001 anthrax investigation. In 2003, he joined The Seattle Times, where he has examined public schools, neighborhood issues, the economic crisis and local government. He enjoys producing mini-documentaries, trying new ideas online and learning new technologies. View all posts by sbhatt →
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