16th Annual Freeman Scholars Dinner
Time: Fri, 8. Oct. 2010 6:00pm
Location: Beckham Hall
FASA’s most-anticipated event of the year, the 16th Annual Freeman Scholars Dinner, took place on the evening of October 8th, 2010. Many Freeman Asian Scholars Association members, alumni, Wesleyan faculty, and administration were present to mingle, reunite, and relive their Wesleyan moments. Most importantly, this event was a great opportunity to celebrate all that the Freeman family had generously provided for the Freeman scholars, and the Wesleyan community. Before the event, all Freeman Asian Scholars Association members of class 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 gathered on the steps of Olin to cherish one of the rare opportunities to meet their friends from different class years, and preserve memory of this great moment on many group photos.
The keynote speaker of the event, President Roth, started the night by a poignant remark on the generosity that Mr. Houghton “Buck” Freeman ’43 and his family have shown toward Wesleyan, and how their gracious contribution had touched and changed the lives of many Freeman scholars. Following President Roth’s remark, the senior and freshman class put on two wonderful skits to showcase their talents, cultures, and Wesleyan experiences. While the skit by the freshman class was a creative interpretation of an old tale, the Sleeping beauty, the skit by the senior class was inspired by the experiences they had at Wesleyan, and pondered about what Freeman Asian Scholars Association members would become in 10 years down the road. Both performances were well received, and engaged the audience throughout the dinner.
On an ending note, the ExCo would like to extend Freeman Asian Scholars Association’s wholehearted gratitude to Gina and John Driscoll, and all who made this wonderful evening possible. To the freshman class: We hope you enjoyed your first Freeman Scholars dinner, and once again, welcome to Wesleyan! To the graduating seniors: Good luck with all your dreams, and you will be missed! We hope you will come back to join us in future Freeman Scholars dinners.
Freeman Dinner After Party
Time: Fri, 8. Oct. 2010 10:00pm
Location: Asian/Asian American House
After the formal Freeman Asian Scholars Association Dinner, Freeman scholars attended the more casual dance and social party. A playlist of popular songs from all over Asia, most of which were requested by Freeman Asian Scholars Association members, served as the night’s music. Overall, it was a successful event which allowed members to socialize with one other.