Speaker: Dr. Tam Nguyen

President & Owner, Advance Beauty CollegeTam Nguyen

Dr. Tam Nguyen is the President and Owner of Advance Beauty College based in Garden Grove, California.

Dr. Nguyen was born in Vietnam and immigrated to the USA in 1975 at the age of one.  He was raised in Walnut, California attending pre-school to high school in the Walnut Valley Unified School District.  Tam earned a BS in Biological Sciences and a Minor in Business Management from UC Irvine in 1995. He also completed his MD in 2000, and went on to obtain his MBA at Cal State Fullerton in 2005.  Tam also is a graduate of the 2008 Orange County Superior Court Leadership Academy.

As President of Advance Beauty College, Dr. Nguyen handles various aspects such as marketing, management, and community outreach. The accredited beauty college has been ranked among the top in the nation for its manicuring program.  Tam also serves on the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences as an evaluator, assisting schools to obtain funding from the Department of Education.  In addition, he was the creator of the Vietnamese Beauty Expo, which attracted thousands of attendees in 2006.

Dr. Nguyen is very active in the community and currently serves on the Board of the St. Anselm’s Cross Cultural Community Center, which provides services to the immigrant communities.  He is also serves on the Boards of the Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce, and the Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association.  Tam also is a Board Member for the Project Vietnam Foundation, a volunteer medical missionary group that serves poor rural villages in Vietnam.

Dr. Nguyen remains involved at Cal State Fullerton.  He is the VP of the Alumni Association and co-founder of the Vietnamese American MBA chapter.  He serves on the Vietnamese Task Force and has been a panelist for the Asian American and Pacific Islander Leadership Institute. He also chaired the 50th Anniversary Vietnamese International Bridging Expo which brought over 2,000 attendees over 3 days to Cal State Fullerton.

He has been featured on Channel 18 KSCI as well as in Viet Salon Magazine, Titan Magazine, Garden Grove Journal, Orange County Business Journal and LA Times.  Dr. Nguyen and his wife reside in Fountain Valley with their son.  They enjoy traveling and volunteering for non-profit organizations in the community and humanitarian projects in Vietnam.

Website: www.advancebeautycollege.com