We, the Hmong Student Association, strive to promote a higher education within the Hmong community and provide a safe empowering environment for students to express their opinions. We are devoted to inspire the Hmong population to further educate themselves and the local community about our culture, heritage, and traditions.
The University of California, Santa Cruz Hmong Student Association was founded in the 1980’s and once was a strongly involved organization on the community. UCSC HSA died out a few decades later due to a lack of Hmong students and inactivity. In the Fall of 2006, a Hmong student Kia Vue with a core group of fifteen members brought life back into the campus’ Hmong culture. Thanks to the cooperation of new and old members, HSA continues to live on today to provide a welcoming community and let its voice be heard.
Co-chairs: Becky Xiong and Touyee Thao
ISHE 2012(s): Maifoua Her and Thong Vang
Event Coordinator: Maichoua Vang
Public Relations: Michael Lee
Culture Awareness Coordinator: Mary Heu
Dance Coordinator (volunteers): Kelly Her and Mai Yang
2012 Fall Quarter Meetings
Where: Redwood Lounge, College 8 Redroom Lounge, Mukewma Ohlone Conference Room, Kresge Seminar Room
When: Tuesday, 6:30PM-8:30PM
Time: 6:30PM-8:30 PM
Field Day [Saturday, September 29, 2012; University Terrace Park; 12:00 PM-5:00PM]
Halloween Event [Saturday, October 27th, 2012; Cervantes and Velazquez Conference Room; 7:00PM-10:00PM]
HSA Sleepover [Friday-Sunday, September 9th-11th, 2012; The Guy’s Place]
Pho Night/White Elephant [Saturday, December 1st, 2012; The Ladies’ Place; 5:00 PM-9:00PM]