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Augsburg Asian Student Association

Students affiliated with Augsburg Asian Student Association (AASA) are strongly encouraged to realize their full potential as individuals and scholars by participating in campus co-curricular activities.

AASA’s Mission Statement:

The Augsburg Asian Student Association recognizes, engages, and supports the Asian American community through culturally inclusive programs guided by the Augsburg University mission.

 

The Augsburg Asian Student Association(AASA) organization is closely affiliated with the PASS program. AASA helps build a network of friendship and support for Asian/Asian American students and their peers through various activities. AASA also provides opportunities to practice leadership skills through service on its executive and special committees. Membership in AASA is voluntary and open to any Augsburg University Students.

 

AASA’s Annual Activities:

General Meetings, Welcome event, Fall Leadership Retreat, Student-Staff-Faculty Reception, Winter Revival Retreat, Pan Asian Week, and trips to conferences like MAASU (Midwest Asian American Student Union) and APAC (Asian Pacific American Conference). Along with many other individual events that occur through collaboration with other student organizations.


Meet the aasa boards [2021 – 2022]

 

Tenzin Rabga – President

Major: Nutrition Science
Year: Junior
Pronouns: He/Him/His

 

Why did you sign up for Core? What are you trying to get out of this position?

The reason I joined AASA is because I wanted to leave a mark on Augsburg, and bring AASA back to the forefront of being one of Augsburg faces. After the pandemic many students didn’t get to experience what AASA truly is. So I want to bring AASA back to the student body, especially the Asian student body and bring a space where people can relax and have fun as well as make full use of my four years at Augsburg University.

Hobbies: I love to cook, watch movies, go to restaurants, be with friends and family, watch anime, play games, work out, and ski.

 

Taw Bee – Vice President

Major: Biology
Year: Junior
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

 

I signed up for Core because I wanted to be part of a group that is motivated and determined to make a difference on campus. Everyone at core are strong leaders that all bring something to the table and I know will plan and lead amazing events. I also joined Core because I wanted to be closer to the Asian American community on campus and create bonds that uplift each other and our different cultures.

With Core, I wanted to be Vice President because it was the position in which touched base with all the other positions. Originally it was difficult for me to choose a position because they were all roles that I wanted to do and attain skills from but after interviewing the previous VP, I learned that this position did just that. As VP, one of my goals is to personally take the time to learn each role and their duties so that I can be supportive of my peers and be of assistance when they need it.

Hobbies: I enjoy playing soccer. It’s an easy stress reliever as well as an activity that gets me moving. I’ve been playing it since middle school and it’s still something that I really enjoy spending my time doing. I also really enjoy listening to music. Everything I do, from studying to working out to cooking, I always have music playing in the background.

 

Ryan Nguyen – Treasurer

Major/Minor: Biology
Year: Sophomore
Pronouns: He/Him/His

 

One of the main reasons I signed up to run for Core was the experience and friendships I got from AASA. Coming into college I didn’t know many people but AASA made me feel like I was a part of a family. I want to recreate that experience and further it with my thoughts and ideas so we can create welcoming experiences for not just the first year but everyone. I want to gain a better understanding of what it takes to run an organization and the challenges that come with it.

Hobbies: My hobbies include snowboarding, cars, motorcycle, football, golf, guitar, and gaming. I love learning about new things and figuring them out. The progress motivates me.

Yer Her – Marketing

Major/Minor: Marketing relations and officer
Year: Junior
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

 

I am where I am today because of the amazing people I have met throughout my life. I will forever be grateful for the connections and life changing experiences they have given me. I feel privileged to be at Augsburg University and to be a part of AASA Core. As an AASA Core member, I want to support, engage, and help other students towards their goals and success. As a community we should uplift one another.

Hobbies: I like to draw, paint, and sing when I have the spare time and energy. I am currently learning how to do embroideries. I also like to watch educational videos on space exploration, the ocean, and animals.

 

 

Jee Vue – Historian

Major/Minor: Biology
Year: Sophomore
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

 

I signed up for Core because of everything that has been happening, like the Asian hate crime and COVID. Many people tend to normalize racism towards Asians and dismiss our experience. Growing up I’ve faced many stereotypes and racism, but never spoke out because of fear. Now I want to speak up about my experience and to help others who have the same experience but are afraid to speak up. I want to bring more awareness to this. I want to gain experience from this position and work as a team.

Hobbies: I love shopping whether it’s online, window, or actual shopping. I love eating out and trying new food. I don’t really have a hobby because most days I’m busy helping my parents out, whether that’s interpretation, interactions, paying bills, etc.

 


To learn more about AASA or to be involved, please contact aasa@augsburg.edu or like us on Facebook!