Victor Law was born in Hong Kong and graduated from St. Joseph’s Anglo-Chinese Primary School. He came to the United States to study pharmacy at the University of Oklahoma, where he was a member of the Phi Eta Sigma (Freshman Honorary) and Rho Chi (Pharmacy Honorary) fraternities. He was president of the Chinese Students Association and received the Cleo Cross Memorial Scholarship for three years. In his senior year, he was the recipient of the Upjohn Company Award for Scholastic Achievement. He graduated in 1976 and passed the California State Pharmacy Board that same year.
Mr. Law presides as President and Chief Pharmacist for Alpha Medical Pharmacy Inc., with offices in Alhambra and San Gabriel. Before opening his own pharmacy, he worked at Sav-on Pharmacy and Thrifty Corp.
Victor has been very active in sports, as well as social, professional and political activities throughout the years. He has served as varsity tennis coach for La Salle High School in Pasadena, president of the Don Bosco High School Booster Club, president of the American Chinese Tennis Association, member of the San Marino Tennis Association Board, and member of the Glendora Country Club golf committee. He was a ranked ping pong player in California, skies and snowboards, is a certified scuba diver, and is a member of the USTA and the USGA.
As a sport enthusiast, Mr. Law has served as president of the San Gabriel Valley Chapter of the California Pharmacists Association (CPhA), Chairman of the Board at United Pharmacists Network Inc., Political Action Committee Board for CPhA, and Chairman of the Board at Garfield Medical Center. He is a member of the Governing Board at San Gabriel Medical Center, and was recently appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to serve as a member of the California State Board of Pharmacy, which oversees the licensure of 50,000 pharmacists within the state.
A trailblazer for the first Chinese American community, Mr. Law was the first to receive the Wyeth Company Bowl of Hygeia award on behalf of California, the first Chinese American to receive the Outstanding Alumni Award from the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy in 2007, and the first Chinese American to serve as chairman of the California Board of Behavioral Science in 2008.
Further accomplishments include, the Community Leadership Award from the Boys and Girls Club of Western San Gabriel Valley in 2007; Role Model of the Month for Channel 18 KCSI in November 2006. He was named Merchant of the Year for the 49th Assembly District, and the Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Health Award in 2005.
Victor has two sons, Gary and Simon. Gary is a graduate of Cornell University and works for Sikorsky in Connecticut. Simon works with his father at both Alpha Medical Pharmacy offices.