University of Ottawa - Yen Truong

Most Outstanding VSA Member of the Year Nomination: Yen Truong

Why was this person selected as “Member of the Year” for your organization? What was the criteria to be a recipient of this award?

Yen has shown incredible dedication and commitment to AéVSA throughout the 2018-2019 academic year. She gone above and beyond on all occasions whenever helping out or carrying out her role as Events Director. She had taken on a logistics role as well as event planning for all events. She would be highly qualified for this award as she has demonstrated a very strong passion about the core values of the AéVSA, her identity, and sense of community by going above and beyond in her role.

Describe the roles the nominee has held in his/her community and how these roles have influenced your organization. Provide examples.

Yen was the Events Director for AéVSA during the 2018-2019 academic year. Under her careful planning and execution of events, she has helped revive the popularity of AéVSA in Ottawa. Her successful event planning has in no small part contributed to the creation of a family-oriented community in the executive board and all AéVSA attendees. One idea was the creation of event overviews, schedules, and things-to-do lists to keep the team on their toes for events. Another example was the idea to create families AéVSA attendees under teams of executive members to promote the sense of community and friendly rivalry. While this second idea was not executed, the idea took root in how the exec team perceived themselves in the community.

What qualities does the nominee have that makes him/her stand out within your organization? Provide examples.

Yen demonstrates her passion for AéVSA through her actions for the club. She has been a constant source of ideas to improve the club. For example, she has commented about my strengths and weaknesses in a performance evaluation, which led me to strive for my goals for the club. Yen’s contributions during meetings are not limited to events; she has pitched in for all topics. For example, her comments and suggestions for AéVSA’s recent posters were very well received. Her resourcefulness, passion, and dedication make her stand out in the AéVSA, giving her the nickname Yensei in the executive board.

Fun Facts

Her nickname is Yensei and she rocks it!

Why was this person selected as “Member of the Year” for your organization? What was the criteria to be a recipient of this award?

Yen has shown incredible dedication and commitment to AéVSA by going above and beyond on all occasions whenever helping out or carrying out her role as Events Director. Whether that was at a banh mi sale ensuring allergies were noted and alternatives were in place to our Amazing Race event where we were hit with a tornado but still managed to move and host the events indoors. She had taken on a logistics role as well as event planning for all events. She would be highly qualified for this award as she has demonstrated a very strong passion about the core values of the AéVSA, her identity, and sense of community that our VSA promotes!

Describe the roles the nominee has held in his/her community and how these roles have influenced your organization. Provide examples.

Yen was the Events Director for AéVSA during the 2018-2019 academic year. Under her careful planning and execution of events, she has helped revive the popularity of AéVSA in Ottawa. Her successful event planning has in no small part contributed to the creation of a family-oriented community in the executive board and all AéVSA attendees. One idea was the creation of event overviews, schedules, and things-to-do lists to keep the team on their toes for events. Another example was the idea to create families AéVSA attendees under teams of executive members to promote the sense of community and friendly rivalry. While this second idea was not executed, the idea took root in how the exec team perceived themselves in the community.

What qualities does the nominee have that makes him/her stand out within your organization? Provide examples.

Yen demonstrates her passion for AéVSA through her actions for the club. She has been a constant source of ideas to improve the club. Yen’s contributions during meetings are not limited to events; she has pitched in for all topics. For example, her comments and suggestions for AéVSA’s recent posters were very well received. Her resourcefulness, passion, and dedication make her stand out in the AéVSA, giving her the nickname Yensei in the executive board. She is highly respected yet also adored by the team as she provides us with inspiration and motivation to get us through planning our events.