The Denver City Council earlier this week confirmed the mayor’s appointment of Katherine “Kate” Agathon to the City and County of Denver’s Asian Pacific American Commission. Her term is until January 1, 2014, or until a successor is appointed.
In 2009, Kate was awarded a Bilsland Strategic Initiatives Fellowship from the Purdue University Graduate School to chair “New Communities: A Symposium on Exploring, Challenging, and Negotiating Contemporary Asian American Identity”. She was awarded another Bilsland Strategic Initiatives Fellowship in 2010.
Featured as “Angry Reader of the Week” on AngryAsianMan.com and also Network of Entertaining Asian American Talent’s “Best of Facebook for 2009”, Kate is the producer of the 2009 commUNITY photo exhibition celebrating 30 years of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and the 2010 ImaginAsian art exhibition that raised funds to purchase Asian American Studies materials for the Purdue University library.
Kate received her B.A. from Colorado State University Fort Collins, her MS.Ed. from Purdue University, and her Ph.D. from Purdue University.