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  • Lina Huynh | A Secretary’s Retrospection

    Coming into college, I didn’t know what VSA was. I’ll admit – I wasn’t interested at all but I still gave it a chance. After a year of going to events and meeting some of the most wonderful people, I decided to run for VSOUL’s E-Board. The following year I… more>>

  • Tony Nguyen | A Treasurer’s Retrospection

    Towards the end of the Vietnam War, my family, like many others, fled their home country in hopes for better opportunities. Even in Vietnam my family never had much, but coming to a foreign land with no money and no knowledge of the language was a real struggle. From an… more>>

  • Thanh-Thanh Pham | An External Vice President’s Retrospection

    When initially asked if I would be interested in running for External Vice President for UVSA Gulf Coast, I didn’t think twice. Having just served as Co-CORR alongside my good friend Kent Tong, the decision was a no-brainer. I knew I wanted to be a part of the UVSA GC… more>>

  • Mitchell Nguyen | An Internal Vice President’s Retrospection

    Growing up, I never felt “Asian” enough. From attending private school since the first grade, to being one of three Asians in my class, I was always considered the Token Asian guy or called “Twinkie” because I was “yellow on the outside, but white on the inside.” I didn’t feel… more>>

  • Kent Tong | A President’s Retrospection

    Throughout my seven years in VSA, there have been many instances where I’ve told myself “I’m going to retire after this.”  When my term as President of LASO ended, I was ready to just be an alumnus. But then I became Executive Director for Camp Delta 8. After that, I… more>>

  • GC Gets Cultured

    The following is written by Abigayle Lista, the 2016 – 2017 ICC Rep from the Loyola Asian Student Organization. Fashion, food, and performances to never forget, UVSA Gulf Coast did it again with their annual cultural event this time celebrating a Cultural Night. The event was open to all UVSA… more>>

  • Kris Dinh: UNAVSA Leadership Conference Was Life-Changing

    The following is an essay from Kris Dinh. She is a current student at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and was one of two recipients of UVSA Gulf Coast’s scholarship to attend the UNAVSA-13 Leadership Conference in Boston, MA. In April of 2016, I was presented with a scholarship to… more>>

  • And The Next Camp Delta Theme Is…

    Camp Delta is an annual leadership retreat in which VSA members from across the region come together to learn from one another, bond, and become better leaders. The camp is typically hosted every August, and with summer right around the corner, their marketing machine is finally getting into action. Previous… more>>

  • Lisa Than: UNAVSA Leadership Conference Was One Of My Best Experiences

    The following is an essay from Lisa Than. She is a current student at Xavier University of Louisiana and was one of two recipients of UVSA Gulf Coast’s scholarship to attend the UNAVSA-13 Leadership Conference in Boston, MA. Attending UNAVSA-13 was a spontaneous decision and one that I don’t regret.… more>>

  • 2nd Annual Gulf Coast Awards

    The school year is finally coming to an end, and what better way to celebrate all of your VSAs’ accomplishments than at our 2nd Annual Gulf Coast Awards banquet? Last year was our very first awards ceremony for the entire region. This year will be even bigger and better! Show… more>>