CORR Candidates

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Candidate 1 of 2: Lisa Than

Undergraduate Student at Xavier University of Louisiana

Application Submitted:

August 11, 2016

Previous VSA Experience:

Dedicated VSA member

UVSA South Camp Legacy Attendee

Camp Delta 9 Attendee

UNAVSA-13 Leadership Conference Attendee

Why do you want to be CORR for the Gulf Coast region?

I enjoyed my time helping the XULAVA E-Board and will always lend a helping hand if they need it. I remember I attempted to run for the External Vice President position, but I was out-voted. However, this didn’t stop me from remaining an active VSA member. XULAVA will always hold a special place in my heart for every door that has opened up for me, but is only a stepping stone to something bigger. As CoRR, I want to make the Gulf Coast region more united. I’m not saying that we aren’t united, but that there is still some distance. I’ve met so many wonderful people through Camp Delta and UNAVSA. Both are different in their own way, but both made an impact on me. I grew closer and was able to meet new people at Camp Delta within my region. At UNAVSA I was able to personally connect with people all over the United States and Canada. No matter how much of a struggle it is for me, I want to meet and connect with people from different places of the world. These people were there through my time of need. I want to do the same for other people whether they’re near me or on the other side of the world.

What skills or qualities do you possess that may help you in your position of CoRR?

I am a hard worker because I like to give my all when working on any given task. I also like to be punctual and organized. I like to be punctual so that my work won’t be piled up high and so that people are able to rely on me when needed. Being organized allows me to keep track of my work and improves my memory in the meantime. Besides being a hard worker, punctual, and organized, I have a lot of time on my hands. Working with the XULAVA E-Board, I see and hear all of their struggles, hard work, and the amount of time they put into making their VSA events enjoyable for their members.

What are some things that you think the Gulf Coast region can improve upon?

I think that the Gulf Coast can become more involved with the community. Giving back to the community is important because it shows the older generation what we have to offer, how much we’ve learned and how much we appreciate them. Although this idea may be farfetched, I think it would be great if the Gulf Coast region could become more involved with high school students. Doing so would expose them to many opportunities, help them grow, become more knowledgeable and appreciate their culture, and find a second home.

Link to Interview: Here

Facebook Campaign Page: Here

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Candidate 2 of 2: Don Nguyen

Louisiana State University

Application Submitted:

August 14, 2016

Previous VSA Experience:

VSA Internal Vice President (2015-2016)

UVSA South Camp Legacy Attendee

Camp Delta 9 Logistics Staff

UNAVSA-13 Leadership Conference Attendee

Camp Delta 8 Attendee

UNAVSA-12 Leadership Conference Attendee

Why do you want to be CORR for the Gulf Coast region?

I believe in having a strong connection and clear communication between UNAVSA to UVSA and then to my respective VSA across Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. My passion and dedication to service for my VSA organization will continue beyond my gradation and latter years. I will work hard to keep up to date with information and organize materials for what UNAVSA wants us to do. Since our CORR is still relatively new, I want to help my Co-CORR create the standard needed to become and fit the qualification for CORR. I am willing to learn and grow as an individual through work; I am at your full loyal service.

What skills or qualities do you possess that may help you in your position of CoRR?

I am definitely a people person. I take pride in my skills to communicate in many subjects with others especially when making a first impression. I am optimistic and ambitious. I love making connections and seeing a bond form between people and organization. My passion for VSA motivates me to go more and beyond then doing a minimalist job. I am open to change and open minded. I am the sponge of experience and I want the same for my fellow VSA members.

What are some things that you think the Gulf Coast region can improve upon?

Definitely the connection between VSA across the states. The bond between VSA in LA, Al, and MI are still in its early stages. We just began considering Mi, and Al to our Date Auction Event this year. We just began to taking in more attendees for our regional camp. We are still relatively new to growing our VSA members into going to UNAVSA. I want to help our UVSA go above and beyond especially now in our relatively early stage. I believe the work we have done so far is great and I want to continue to accelerate the growth. The bond between VSA in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette is beautiful. I definitely want the expansion with VSA in Mi. and Al.

Link to Interview: Here

Facebook Campaign Page: Here