Month: December 2014

FASA (Pre)Thanksgiving Feast!

No, that is not the ghost of double Tuan.

Final headcount of 22 Freemans and friends!

If you stayed on campus over Thanksgiving, but you didn’t make it to dinner, you missed out!

Last Wednesday marked the unexpectedly high turn out for the annual Freeman Scholars and Friends Thanksgiving Potluck.  The location was changed from the usual Triple A house, but the company was just as heartfelt as ever!  With foods ranging from the traditional turkey, potatoes, and cranberry sauce, to beef stir-fry, noodles, and tapioca pearls, the potluck was a truly an international (ha!) feast, and a great chance for busy students to spend quality time together.  You may be far away from home, but here you’re never far away from your family.

Now should we talk or play spin the bottle?

FASA 20th Anniversary Dinner

On November 8th, the Freeman family celebrated our 20th Anniversary by holding a

dinner banquet together.


Class of 2018 Freeman Scholars.

Class of 2018


Class of 2017 Freeman Scholars.

Class of 2017

Class of 2016 (Missing members currently studying abroad)


Class of 2015 Freeman Scholars.

Class of 2015


Pictured are all current Freeman Scholar students.



Pictured are all current Freeman Scholar students and local Freeman Scholar alumni.

Soon after the pictures were taken, everyone headed towards Beckham Hall for the dinner to finally begin. After some inspiring and moving remarks from the current FASA co-chair Marianna Ilagan and alumna Tang McConnell, we enjoyed a wonderful performance by the Enharmonics, a children’s choir group lead by alumna Lily Lung. Later, the courses were finally served as people dove into the food and conversations. (But mainly food.)

 In honor of Wesleyan's 20th anniversary of the Freeman Scholar Program, several scholars attended a reception and dinner Nov. 8. Many Freeman alumni also attended the event and mingled with the current scholars. (Photos by Ryan Heffernan '16)

Following the feast, the Class of 2018 and 2015 each presented their own small skit that described their unique experiences at Wesleyan.


The event ended in laughter and joy as people stood up and prepared to leave, some heading home and others, of course, heading to the after party. That, however, is another story for another time.


Thank you to all the people who participated and we hope to see you next time!