Blog #12: Chúc Mừng Năm Mới

Blog #12: Chúc Mừng Năm Mới

Tết Nguyên Đán, or Vietnamese New Year, is one of the most important celebrations in the Vietnamese Culture. For me personally, it was and still is a holiday I look forward to most. My home was filled with special traditional foods and treats like bánh tét (Variety of...
Blog #11: 20/20 Vision!

Blog #11: 20/20 Vision!

Hello Everyone! My name is Thu-Mai Nguyen and I was part of the UNAVSA visionary class of 2013! For those of you who may not know what the UNAVSA Visionary scholarship is, it basically is a scholarship sponsored by Huy Duong for individuals who are deemed to be...
Blog #10: UNAVSA-12 Staff Retreat

Blog #10: UNAVSA-12 Staff Retreat

My knees ached from the squid-like position I held in the back seat of the cramped sports car. The passenger however, needed more of the extra legroom than I did. Exit 162 passes by the corner of my eye. As we draw near the city, doses of adrenaline migrates to my...
Blog #9: Happy Holidays

Blog #9: Happy Holidays

Hi UNAVSA family! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to each and every one of you! My name is Vanessa Nguyen, also known as Mama Reindeer to some, and I’m here to take over the UNAVSA blog for a special Christmas Holiday edition. At UNAVSA-11 this summer, my Reindeer...
Blog #8: AASIA Date Auction

Blog #8: AASIA Date Auction

Let’s go back in time when I first performed for the Asian American Student Intercollegiate Association (AASIA’s Annual Date Auction) which happened in my sophomore year of college! We were fundraising for UNAVSA’s CPP beneficiary which was VietHope....
Blog #7: UVSA Midwest Leadership Retreat

Blog #7: UVSA Midwest Leadership Retreat

I’d never thought I would come to the day where I would feel so at home and so out of place at the same time. I started participating in UVSA-Midwest my sophomore year of college and vividly remember how I got there and which keynote truly inspired me. I was EVP...
Blog #6: Thankful on Thanksgiving for New England IVSA

Blog #6: Thankful on Thanksgiving for New England IVSA

Long time no see/talk everyone! I first would like to say, HAPPY THANKSGIVING to everyone in UNAVSA. I am truly thankful for the people who have helped to shape not only me, but I’m sure many of the members of UNAVSA in one way or another, into being the people that...
Blog #5: UNAVSA CoRR Retreat 2014

Blog #5: UNAVSA CoRR Retreat 2014

The annual CoRR Retreat is never in the same place and is always a brand new adventure! This is my third official CoRR Retreat and I am not looking back. The previous two years I went as a CoRR member and this year, I had the opportunity to lead the CoRR Retreat as...