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11/05/2024 106
After years of conquering academic peaks and achieving a brilliant career in the United States, Ho Hoang Phuc (Tin Ho) has returned to visit APU International School - the place that nurtured his dreams and aspirations.
Phuc Ho, also known as Tin Ho, the APU valedictorian of 2013, is a shining name on the list of APU alumni achievements.

After graduating from APU with outstanding grades, Tin received a full scholarship to the University of Missouri, Kansas City (UMKC). In the US, Tin has a proud academic journey with impressive degrees:
- Master of Science in Finance (MSF) and Business Blockchain Development Certificate from Portland State University (PSU) in the academic year 2022-2023.
- Master of Business Administration (MBA) in 2021 and Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in 2017 from the University of Missouri, Kansas City
In the land of the Stars and Stripes, Tin's business talent shone even brighter as he successfully started three technology companies, earning numerous achievements, certifications, and awards:
2023: Winner of the "AI for Climate Change" Hackathon at PSU
2022: Blockchain for Business Graduate Certificate
2021: Professional Design Sprint Certification by AJ&Smart
Impressive achievements in Kansas City and UMKC from 2013 to 2021: KCultivator: Startup Community Cultivator Award, 1st Place at Startup Weekend, Kansas City's Ink 30 Under 30 Entrepreneurs, Kansas City's Student Entrepreneur of the Year, University of Missouri Entrepreneurial Scholar, Leadership Award by Bloch School of Management, Startup Grant Recipient, Summer Entrepreneur Scholarship, Chancellor Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Achievements,...
Tin is not only a great pride of the APU family but also the eldest brother in a family of two talented siblings who have followed in his footsteps in pursuing higher education.
Ho Hoang Duy - Tin's younger brother and also the APU valedictorian of 2014, has continued to achieve success in the United States: Full scholarship from UMKC, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Dean's International Scholar Award (DISA) scholarship, Hack-A-Roo programming competition winner two years in a row (2019, 2020), UMKC Student Council member, graduated with "Summa Cum Laude" (Excellent) and "UMKC's Honors Graduate" (Honors Graduate) from UMKC Honors College. He is working at the Assitant Professor at California State University, Fullerton.
Tin also has a younger sister who was the APU Salutatorian in 2020 - Hoang Phuong Uyen, who is currently studying at US and is expected to achieve great success in the future.
The success of the Tin Ho family comes not only from their innate academic abilities but also from the "American-standard" education environment at APU, which provides a solid foundation of knowledge, essential soft skills, and a dynamic learning environment, helping them develop comprehensively in knowledge, skills, and personality, allowing the three students to confidently enter the wider world and achieve success. "APU was the "perfect bridge" for me to quickly adapt to life in Kansas. Thanks to the classroom discussions, I have honed my critical thinking skills, explored different perspectives, and improved my English speaking skills," Tin shared about APU and the positive impacts on his study abroad journey in the US.
Even though he has left APU, Tin's story continues to be a great source of motivation for many generations of APU students. Wishing Tin, Duy and Uyen continued success on their journey ahead and always cherish fond memories at APU. You are always APU's pride.