UCLA AASC: 2015 Annual Awards Reception
Annual Awards & Alumni Reception
Honoring Student Awardees of the 2015-2016
AASC Grants, Fellowships, Scholarships & Academic Prizes
October 24, 2015
2:00 - 4:00 pm
UCLA AAP Learning Pavilion
1st Floor, Campbell Hall
335 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095
The Center recognized several of the undergraduate and graduate students for their research and academic success during its Annual Awards Reception on October 24th. The event took place at the new Academic Advancement Programs (AAP) Learning Pavilion in Campbell Hall. Parents and friends of the honorees were on hand to cheer on and support them.
This year the Center also acknowledged the donors who generously established two new awards. Assistant Director Melany De La Cruz Viesca thanked Professor Marjorie Kagawa Singer, who was unable to attend, for establishing the George and Lily Kagawa Scholarship and alumnus Susan Toy Stern for the Toy Family Internship. Meisan Ly, the inaugural recipient of the internship, also spoke about her experience at the Chinese Historical Society. Faculty Advisory Committee members Professors Ailee Moon and Lucy Burns were on hand to announce the awards and to congratulate the awardees. As students came up to be recognized, they expressed their thanks and briefly shared more information about their papers or research with the audience.
Thank you to all who attended! The Center encourages students to visit our website (www.aasc.ucla.edu/scholarships) and check out the many opportunities available. Deadlines for next year's applications are February 22, 2016 for grants, fellowships, and scholarships, and February 26, 2016 for academic prizes. The event photos shown were taken by Asian American Studies MA student Emilie Tumale.
Pacific Ties Magazine covered the reception in the article entitled "Asian American Studies Center Honors Students at Awards Reception."