Purdue VSA

Spreading awareness of the Vietnamese-American condition throughout West Lafayette

The Purdue Vietnamese Student Association


...strives to promote the awareness of Vietnamese culture in and around the community and throughout the nation. Our diverse group of members come together to implement social and cultural events, while encouraging the furthering of our education, leadership abilities, and growth as an individual.

...welcomes everyone who is interested in Vietnamese and Vietnamese-American cultures. Purdue VSA has close ties with other colleges and universities through the Union of Vietnamese Student Organizations. Our organization promotes leadership, networking and philanthropy.

...equips its members withleadership skills to bring forth the advancement of the Vietnamese-American condition across the nation. Purdue VSA hosts proud members who are constantly working towards creating a united and thriving community.

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Purdue VSA participates in the Collective Philanthropy Project.

This previous year, the Union of North American Vietnamese Student Associations of the Midwest supported the One Body Village Campaign.

Purdue VSA presents...

The Annual VIA-1 Conference

The annual Vietnamese Interacting As One (VIA-1) Conference is regarded to be one of the premier youth conferences in the country. Hundreds of students partake in activities and workshosps to build their leadership skills, increase cultural awaremess, and advocate for/against issues affecting the Vietnamese culture and the Vietnamese communities here and abroad

Leadership Summit

The Midwest Leadership Summit gathers individuals on a more personal and intimate level to share and discuss ideas and build professional and personal relationships. Many of those who attend this conference make their way to the Annual VIA-1 conference, where individuals will be able to connect with old friends and new faces.

The Miss Asia Cultural Pageant

The Miss Asia Cultural Pageant is a way for the Asian student community to spread its uniquely beautiful Asian culture. The show consists of pageant events as well as cultural group performances! This event alternates every year between the female pageant (Miss Asia) and the male showcase (Mr. Asia).

The Taste of Asia

Come and take your lunch break at Taste of Asia, where you'll be able to try several specialty Asian dishes! Volunteers from multiple respective Asian student associations will serve you a plethora of unique dishes specific to each culture. Who knows? You might find your next favorite food here!

Winter Formal

Come enjoy performances, dancing and desserts at the annual Winter Formal! All are welcome at this themed formal, for it is a school-wide event. It does not matter if you're single or if you're in a relationship, come enjoy a night with us!

Spring Roll Nights

Come and help make one of the most popular Vietamese dishes; spring rolls! What better way to have dinner than by socializing with other VSA members? All ingredients are provided to help you start rolling your own spring rolls!

Purdue VSA 2014-2015 Executive Board

Nathan Giang

Mechanical Engineering Technology

President

Q: What is your favorite food and how do you like it served?

A: Pho, in a hot steam bowl

Q: If you dropped your major today, what would your other major be and WHY?

A: political science, i wanna take over the world

Q: What did your parents teach you that you still live by today?

A: Give what you can

Q: How many five-year olds could you take in a fight?

A: over 9000

Louis Thibault

Civil Engineering

Vice-President

Q: What is your favorite food and how do you like it served?

A: Carbs and with lots of carbs on the side and maybe some meat with my carbs.

Q: If you dropped your major today, what would your other major be and WHY?

A: I would probably decide to do Aerospace Engineering since they have a fairly similar skill set to Mechanical Engineers, and I've always been captivated by airplanes and space. Or else I would think about Environmental Engineering since I really enjoy wildlife.

Q: What did your parents teach you that you still live by today?

A: Live everyday so that when you look back at your life in the future, you can say that today was the greatest day of your life.

Q: How many five-year olds could you take in a fight?

A: 1, my little brother was a pretty strong 5-year old...

Sue Pak

Pre-Pharmacy

Secretary

Q: What is your favorite food and how do you like it served?

A: Pasta. I like it served hot and spicy.

Q: If you dropped your major today, what would your other major be and WHY?

A: e-pro gamer. Cause gaming and money =D (not skilled enough)

Q: What did your parents teach you that you still live by today?

A: Always give more effort than you think you necessary.

Q: How many five-year olds could you take in a fight?

A: maybe one.

Alyssa Vogelgesang

Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Treasurer

Q: What is your favorite food and how do you like it served?

A: Beef! It's good no matter how it's prepared.

Q: If you dropped your major today, what would your other major be and WHY?

A: I'd probably switch to Wildlife. I enjoy nature and you can do pretty neat things with the degree, and it's the only other major that interests me here at Purdue.

Q: What did your parents teach you that you still live by today?

A: Always separate your blacks from whites! When doing laundry.

Q: How many five-year olds could you take in a fight?

A: Bring on 1,000 of the lil homies, I'll drag them all.

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