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Fall 2015 FASA Potluck and Election

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On September 19th, this year’s FASA potluck took place, welcoming eleven new members to the FASA family. Attendance was unprecedentedly high and the community felt like a family more than ever. After a brief introduction by each of the scholars, FASA Co‐Chair Victor went through all the events that the EXCO had organized for the past year and the announced the fruit of our fundraising effort. Victor’s team also initiated several reforms of the EXCO’s operational and financial structures that aimed to make the team more efficient and transparent. Changes include launching the new Media and Publications Committee (MPC) under the EXCO and channeling part of the money raised to organizing social events for current scholars. These were well‐received by all members.

We also elected a new EXCO, whose enthusiasm and reliability would help to further foster the bonds between our members. This year’s EXCO includes:

Victor Goh​

2016

Co‐chair

​Carlo Medina

2018​

Co‐chair

​Jiyoon Park

2018

Secretary

​Eki Ramadhan

2016

FAC

​Amanda Yeoh

2016

FAC

​Tuan Nguyen

2016

PARC

​Olivia Cai

2019​

PARC

​Aqila Putri

2018

SAC

​Gayon Yang

2019​

SAC

Wilson Lai

2019

MPC

Justin Liew

2018

MPC

By now, many must wonder how the food was. Please see below for several pictures from the event and of what our scholars prepared for the potluck.

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Our Freeman spirit, it lives on!!!

Written by Tuan Nguyen

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!

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Potluck and Elections Spring 2014

It’s that time of the semester again! FASA family began our spring semester with a little potluck event to reconnect with each other and elect new Executive Committee (Exco) members. This semester, our potluck and elections were held on Saturday, February 1st 2014, at Allbritton 311.

The event started began by welcoming three Freeman Scholars who spent their last semester abroad: Marianna Ilagan ’15 (Spain), Michael Leung ’15 (Japan), and Jill Tan ’15 (India). Welcome back to Wes!

It is with great pleasure to announce following scholars as the new members of FASA Exco:

Marianna Ilagan ’15 and Chun Kit Ng ’15—current Co-Chairs of FASA.

Co-chair

Marianna Ilagan ‘15

Financial Affairs Committee

Cindy Horng ‘17

Public and Alumni Relations Committee

Asad Hassanali ’17

Social Affairs Committee

Amanda Li ‘16

We greatly appreciate all scholars who took time to participate in this democratic process. Your support means a lot to the entire FASA community.

Exco members from Fall 2013

Exco members from Fall 2013.

On behalf of the FASA family, we would like to express our sincerest gratitude to the outgoing members of the Exco: Julian Theseira ’14, Tony Lee ’16, Victor Goh ’16, and Angela Lo ’14 for their excellent service and dedication over the past year!

We would like to extend our warmest thanks to Professor Alice Hadler, John Driscoll and Gina Driscoll for taking the time out of their busy schedules to come to our event and share their wisdom (and delicious food!) with us.

FASA members enjoying food and good company at the Potluck and Elections Spring 2014

FASA members enjoying food and good company at the Potluck and Elections Spring 2014.

Potluck and Elections Fall 2013

FASA Potluck and Elections, Fall 2013

It has become a tradition for Freeman Scholars to get together at the beginning of the school year to enjoy some good company of other scholars who have just returned to campus and of those who have just started their studies at Wesleyan, over delectable home-cooked meals prepared by the members and friends of FASA. This semester, our potluck and elections were held on Saturday, September 14 2013, at Allbritton 311.

Some member of Class of 2014 — Angela Lo, Bohao Zhou, Gena Yoo, Lin Arttachariya, and Paul Hanakata,  together with Professor Alice Hadler

Some member of Class of 2014 — Angela Lo, Bohao Zhou, Gena Yoo, Lin Arttachariya, and Paul Hanakata, together with Professor Alice Hadler

The evening also served as a momentous occasion for current FASA members to elect five new members of the Executive Committee (Exco) to serve for the entire academic year of 2013-2014. It is with a great excitement to welcome the following people onto the Exco:

Chun Kit Ng '15 and Julian Theseira '14 — current co-chairs of FASA

Chun Kit Ng ’15 and Julian Theseira ’14 — current co-chairs of FASA

Co-chair

Chun Kit Ng ‘15

Secretary

Mikaela Reyes ‘17

Financial Affairs Committee

AJ Jiranaphawiboon ‘16

Public and Alumni Relations Committee

Michelle Hahn ‘16

Social Affairs Committee

Eki Ramadhan ‘16

On behalf of the FASA community, we would like to extend our warmest thank yous to the outgoing Exco members: Gena Yoo ’14, Hannah Ang ’16, Tuan Nguyen Viet ’16, Rizky Rahadianto ’15, and Kaito Abe ’15 for their excellent service and dedication over the past year.

Exco members from Spring 2013

Exco members from Spring 2013

The Freeman potluck and elections, with all the delicious varieties of food, were a huge success. The evening culminated in a discussion in which all the Freeman Scholars had the chance to ponder upon and express their ideas on the association and the scholarship program.

Discussion about FASA conducted in some small groups

Discussion about FASA conducted in some small groups

We would send our sincerest gratitude to Professor Alice Hadler who helped us pay tribute to the late Mr. and Mrs. Freeman. We also want to send a special thank you to John and Gina Driscoll for the delicious food and uplifting stories that they shared during the event.

Some members of Class of 2017

Class of 2017 — youngest members of FASA family!

Potluck and Elections Spring 2013 + Discussion

Two weeks have passed since the Spring semester started, and this Friday Freeman scholars gathered and enjoyed conversations over warm home-cooked food.

at the end of this potluck event, new Freeman Asian Scholars Association committee members were elected:

Co-chair : Julian Theseira ’14

Financial Affairs Committee : Tony Lee ’16

Public Alumni Relations Committee : Victor Goh ’16

Social Activities Committee : Angela Lo ’14

 

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Freeman Scholars sharing rich food culture with each other

 

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Victor Goh ’16 making a speech as he has been nominated for FASA committee

 

In addition to traditional potluck Elections, we had a discussion where we exchanged ideas on how we can step forward as FASA community. Now the history of Freeman Scholarship has been built up, and this discussion also served as an opportunity for every one of us to reflect on what it means to be a freeman scholar. I am hoping that the conversations on these topics will be continued throughout our college careers and ideas of each one of us be translated into actions in each way.

 

Thank you very much again for an inspiring night. Stay warm (It’s been snowing on and off) and stay tuned for coming events!

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