Purpose

The MAASU Alumni Association (MAA) is a group for all MAASU alumni. MAA’s purpose is to continue building and sustaining lifelong relationships between MAASU and its alumni through the following ways:

  • Providing social and career networking for alumni

  • Engaging students as future alumni

  • Providing alumni opportunities to reconnect with MAASU

  • Recognize alumni for various accomplishments and service

  • Providing an avenue for feedback to MAASU leadership

Initiatives through MAA

  • Student Travel Scholarships to attend MAASU Conferences

  • MAA Panel at future MAASU Conferences

MAA Membership MAA Item

To become a MAA member, there is a one-time membership fee of $30. MAA members will then be mailed a MAASU Alumni Association wine glass. If you are interested in becoming a member of the MAASU Alumni Association, please follow these steps:
  1. Fill out the MAASU Alumni Directory Form here.
  2. Provide a one-time membership payment of $30.00 USD via PayPal below.
  3. After completing steps 1 and 2, access to the Alumni Directory will be granted and a MAA wine glass will be mailed to you.



If you would like more information or have any questions, please contact the Graduate Advisory Council gac@maasu.org

 


Alumni Corner

 

Charles Chang Charles Chang

Founder of MAASU

The Ohio State University, 1991

“MAASU helped me find others like myself who were looking to build political power for the Asian American community in order to combat the racism, discrimination and violence perpetrated against us.”

 

Chetana MusapetaChetana Musapeta

2012-2013 MAASU Chairwoman

Oklahoma State University, 2015

“Growing up in the Indian community we were told that were are Indian and just that. Even though we are from Asia, we are not Asian. So, I grew up with the idea I was not Asian. MAASU helped me find my Identity and that I was part of something bigger than myself. Before college, I didn’t have a sense of self-identity. I felt like I couldn’t relate to anyone about the difficulties that my family and I faced after moving from India in search for a better opportunity to realize how unrealistic the American dream is to immigrants. In that sense I felt very alone and an outcast. It wasn’t until I attended MAASU that I realized there even an organization that allowed space for people like myself to come together, share our stories, and feel like you were part of a family away from your family. I was finally able to find my voice.”


Somy Kim Somy Kim

2013-2014 MAASU Programming Chair

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2014

“MAASU helped me become an informed member of the Asian American community and challenged me to further define my identity as an Asian American in the Midwest.”

 

Cat Knoerr

Cat Knoerr

2013 Spring Conference Planning Chair

Unviersity of Michigan, 2014

“My MAASU experience has been integral in my personal and professional growth. As a Spring Conference Chair, I developed my own multi-racial identity, leadership skills and was able to help facilitate the same passions in other A/PIA students. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to have been a SC chair, the experience has motivated me to be involved with Asian youth in Detroit.”

 

Maruel UnreinMaruel Unrein

2010-2011 MAASU Fundraising Chair

University of Kansas, 2012

“I was able to network with new friends and colleagues from different schools, enhance my organization skills working in a team setting and able to apply my event planning skills into my social networking events in Hawaii.”

 

Kha Ly

Kha Ly

2010-2011 MAASU Chairman

University of Missouri, 2011

“Ultimately, MAASU is what you make of it just like any organization or opportunity. For me MAASU was an incredible family that was spread across 12+ states. Every conference was a time to rekindle friendships and bonds that picked up exactly where they left off last. It wasn’t odd to see friends from OSU (both Oklahoma & Ohio), Wichita State, Missouri State, KU, SLU, Mizzou and too many others to name at each other’s events or just hanging out for the weekend. What I also found was the invaluable advice of extraordinary mentors who I still stay in touch with today. MAASU was, and still is, a network of some of the most amazing people and opportunities you can find in college and beyond.”