Advancement | Profiles in ImpactWritten by Daniel Warke
- Published: 18 March 2017
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Profiles in Impact
Chris (La) Wong
Chris (La) Wong's parents separately escaped from Vietnam in dangerously overloaded fishing boats. Their circuitous pilgrimage brought them to America and of all places, Cedar Hill, Texas, where Chris was born. As high school graduation approached, DBU Admissions began sending information to Chris about studying on University Hill.
Chris reflected on who she was and where her parents were from: "I come from very humble beginnings. The dream of attending a private, Christian college seemed impossible." Slowly, door after door began to open for Chris. She was able to obtain scholarship and financial aid help from DBU. Today, Chris is profoundly grateful for the many people who provide resources for DBU students so that they can study at a Christ-centered university.
Chris graduated in 2012 and is very happily married to DBU alumnus, Andrew Wong. She invests in the lives of others in the Metroplex as a professional Occupational Therapist. Her heart's desire is someday to be able to provide scholarship support for other students who also want to follow God's will and attend Dallas Baptist University.