On April 27, 2017, AAS major Jan Lhor Bruan received the student award for Excellence in Service Learning from the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement. Jan has taken three service-learning courses in AAS including AAS 353 Filipino American Identities, AAS 512 Asian American Children's/Adolescent Literature and AAS 681 Asian American Community Change. Through his service-learning courses, he has developed a great passion and care for Filipino WWII veteran's equity, an issue that has been in constant battle since 1946. Jan has been able to engage in praxis - taking the knowledge and theory he has learned in Asian American Studies into his work at the Veteran Equity Center (VEC) In San Francisco. Jan was nominated by Caroline Calderon from the Veteran Equity Center.