2021 AAPI Heritage Month Stories

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Purdue’s Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center celebrates Heritage Month

The Purdue Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center (AAARCC) will be celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month during the month of May. Read full story


Alumna matches Indian students with U.S. universities, worries about visas

Alumna matches Indian students with U.S. universities, worries about visas

While Purdue expects to continue in-person classes this fall, many of its international students may still be at home, taking classes online, thanks to a huge backlog of visa requests and shuttered consulates. Read full story


Asian Union Student Board (ASUB) creates a space for belonging

Asian Union Student Board (ASUB) creates a space for belonging

It was a rainy day when representatives of the 2020-21 and 2021-22 Asian Student Union Board (ASUB) leaders gathered for a photo, but their Boilermaker joy and spirit brightened up the day. Read full story


West Coast senior found home at Purdue through student group, Asian center

West Coast senior found home at Purdue through student group, Asian center

JP Liban, a Filipino American student at Purdue, has his heart in two worlds. He loves America, where he was born and raised, and he loves the Filipino culture that he knew in his hometown of Los Angeles. Read full story


Q & A with Monica M. Trieu – Professor of Asian American Studies at Purdue

Q & A with Monica M. Trieu – Professor of Asian American Studies at Purdue

As part of Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage month, we connect with Purdue’s first professor of Asian American Studies, Monica M. Trieu, an associate professor of American Studies and Asian American Studies in the College of Liberal Arts. Read full story


A force for good: Carolyn Y. Woo

Alums Carolyn Woo and Kenneth Tan - Forces for Good

The child of immigrants from China, alumna Carolyn Y. Woo began her life journey in Hong Kong. Read full story

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