Month: October 2010

FASA Career and Further Education Panel with FASA Alumni

Time: Sat, 23. Oct. 2010 3:00pm
Location: Usdan 108

Four Freeman Scholar Alumni joined Freeman Asian Scholars Association during Homecoming and Family Weekend and shared their experiences at Wesleyan and beyond.

Panellists for FASA 2010 Career Panel
1. Li Yu ’99 (PRC)
Asst. U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York
Majors: CSS + Mathematics/Economics

2. Lily Grant ’02 (Hong Kong)
Music teacher at Naubuc Elementary School, CT
Major: Sociology

3. Carlo Balane-Bolivar ’06 (The Philippines)
Student: MPA in Finance and Health Management at New York University
Major: Molecular Biology And Biochemistry

4. Selina Tirtajana Class of ’08 (Indonesia)
Student: Masters of Public Health at Yale University
Major: CSS + Earth and Environmental Science

FASA Booth at Homecoming and Family Weekend

Time: Sat, 23. Oct. 2010 whole day
Location: Usdan Lobby

This Freeman Asian Scholars Association booth was part of FASA’s fundraising efforts to sponsor another international student to attend Wesleyan. We asked for monetary donations and in exchange patrons would receive memorabilia or trinkets contributed by Freeman Asian Scholars Association members, and raised $309.45 in total from this initiative!

The ExCo invites Freeman Asian Scholars Association members to continue contributing items from their home countries; please contact Social Activities Committee Heads Leo Enverga ’14 (fenverga -at- wesleyan -dot- edu).

16th Annual Freeman Scholars Dinner + After-Party

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.