Author: Aqila Putri

FASA Welcomes Class of 2019

On September 6th 2015, FASA held a Freeman Reception 2015 for Freeman Scholars class of 2019. The event itself was a part of the New Students Orientation, and was held at the Asian/Asian American House lawn.


The Freeman Reception 2015 was mostly a welcoming event where the freshmen could get to know a little bit about the sophomores, juniors, seniors, and FASA in general. FASA ExCo provided chips and drinks to snack on, and Tuan, senior from Vietnam, lead the icebreaker games.

Here is the list of FASA’s newest members:

Wilson Lai — Hong Kong
Amira Suntana — Indonesia
Sara Kim — Japan
Teresa Naval — Philippines
Amanda Yeoh — Malaysia
Ziran Cai — PRC
Gayon Yang — South Korea
Han Yang Tay — Singapore
Wei Lan Lim — Taiwan
Pi Songkuntham — Thailand
Giap Do — Vietnam



This Saturday, we are going to have our first potluck of the semester and Fall 2016 election! There are 7 open positions in the ExCo, and we cannot wait to have new ExCo members to work with us this semester!

Check out this short video from the Reception event:

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Trip to Sleeping Giant Mountain

After months of horrid winter, the weather has finally turned for the better! Over 20 enthusiastic people took advantage of the perfect sunny weather by going on a hike to Sleepy Giant State Park. The hike was held on Apr 18, Saturday, and was co-sponsored by the Freeman Asian Scholars Association (FASA) and Outhouse.

Despite the early meeting time, most participants were already assembled at10am in Outhouse. Posse Scholars and QuestBridge Scholars counted among the participants, and the event served to enable different communities to interact with one another. After a brief introductory session, we were quickly scooted off to our destination – Sleepy Giant!

Near Quinnipiac University, the mountain is a popular hiking spot for students and residents living in the region. Many hikers were seen at the foot of the mountain ready for their ascend on this wonderful Saturday morning. The heat wasn’t bad at all, and was a nice welcome after the record winter temperatures that plagued the Northeastern region. We could no longer wait! After an hour of climbing and chatting, we soon arrived at the lookout tower at the peak of the mountain. We quickly clambered together to take a group-shot, eager to show how sporty we were.

Despite the sleepy creature that lay below us, we were as energetic as ever throughout the journey. Thank you to everyone who participated in the hike, and we hope to see you all at the next FASA event


Picture and text by Victor Goh

FASA Late Night 2.0

On March 1st, 2015, we organized the FASA Late Night 2.0 to raise money for the Freeman-Driscoll scholarship fund. The event was held in front of Science Library at Exley Science Center. Fortunately, because of the newly-added furniture in the lobby, our customers had more comfortable places to enjoy the food and fuel their night. We served Indomie, dumplings, honey soy chicken, Thai iced tea, and hot chocolate. We managed to raise $419 that night, thanks to all Wesleyan community who participated and bought food from us! Check out the pictures of the event below!










Spring 2015 Election and Potluck

New semester, new ExCo members! The Freeman Asian Scholarship Association organized Spring 2015 election on January 30th at Allbritton Penthouse. The event started with the election itself, and after that Gina Driscoll gave an update on the upcoming FASA’s 20th Anniversary Celebration.16354645140_5eec83727d_z

16541113662_f3cdd5b697_zHere is the new Executive Committees Spring 2015:

Co-Chairs                               : Mikaela Helene O Reyes and Victor Jin Chieh Goh

Secretary                                : Shingo Umehara

Financial Affairs Committee : Carlo Medina and Eki Ramadhan

Social Affairs Committee      : Vivian Liu and Aqila Putri

Public and Alumni Relations Committee : Hans Ming How and Nguyen Viet Anh Tuan

Unlike the Fall 2014 election and potluck, this potluck’s theme seemed to be desserts: banana bread, apple crisp, tofu cake, donuts, fruits—we came home high on sugar and spirit! Many of us stayed until pretty late to catch up with our friends after the Winter Break. It feels good to be back to Wesleyan!