Garden Grove Mayor Visits Nola

On March 14, 2016 UVSA Gulf Coast co-hosted an event in which Garden Grove Mayor Bao Nguyen visited New Orleans. Mr. Nguyen is the first Vietnamese-American to be elected as Mayor in the United States. Former Congressman Joseph Cao was also invited to this event, hosted at Xavier University’s Ballroom. Both Mayor Nguyen and Congressman Cao hosted a Q&A session in which they spoke about their work experience and what it means to be Vietnamese in leadership.Read More

UVSA Gulf Coast Tet

On Friday, February 19 UVSA Gulf Coast hosted its first regional Tét event at Loyola University New Orleans. VSAs from eight of the ten affiliate Gulf Coast schools collaborated on this first-ever event, including: Louisiana State University, Loyola University New Orleans, Mississippi State University, Tulane University, University of Mississippi, University of New Orleans, University of Southern Alabama, and Xavier University of Louisiana.

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Gulf Coast at UNAVSA-11

The Gulf Coast Region went to Dallas for the UNAVSA-11 conference with over 45 attendees hailing from Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Taking place in Dallas, Texas, at the Hilton Anatole, this marks the first time that UNAVSA has been in Texas. With the work of the UVSA South Organization and the UNAVSA Committee, the conference was a runaway success. The attendees from the Gulf Coast Region learned from various workshops, watched a cultural show, voted on the next Collective Philanthropy Project, and selected the new UNAVSA Executive Board of the 2014-2016 term.Read More

President’s Retreat 2014

Exactly one week ago, the UVSA Gulf Coast staff hosted their first President’s Retreat in Long Beach, Mississippi from June 27th to June 29th. Eight of the ten current school members were represented by its current president, or a representative. From left to right: Kristy Nguyen (USA), Annie Vu (UL), Michelle Ha (Ole Miss), Tri Huynh (Loyola), Daniel Ha (UNO), Thanh-Thanh Pham (LSU), Kathleen Nguyen (Xavier), and Linh Vuong (USM).Read More