Scope and Contents
The records of the Filipino American Student Association (FASA) at the College of William and Mary include the student organization's constitution and by-laws, correspondence with students and alumni, meeting minutes, fliers, programs, tickets, and other material typically produced by student groups.
Activities documented include regular meetings of the organization, FASA Culture Night, student leadership activities, and similar events. Electronic versions of some of the records were received along with print copies and will be available in the digital repository at a future date after review by staff.
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Majority of material found in 2000-2010
Language of Materials
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The constitution of the Filipino American Student Association (FASA) at the College of William and Mary dates from December 1991. The group's activities include Welcome Dinner, Thanksgiving socials, Christmas socials, and End-of-the-Year BBQ. FASA maintains a Kuya/Ate (Big Brother/Big Sister) program, celebrates Filipino-American History Month in October, and puts on an annual Culture Night show. Held during the Spring semester in front of a sold-out audience, Culture Night is a grand production showcasing music, dance, and drama, combined with Filipino and Filipino-American culture.
FASA is also a member of the District 7 sector of the Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue (FIND), a national organization that brings together Filipino collegiate groups through dialogues, conferences, and socials.
Some of FASA's presidents include:
1998-1999: Christian Jose
1999-2000: Rechelle Apolonio
2000-2001: Jeremy de Milo
2001-2002: Jeremy de Milo
2002-2003: Danielle Miranda
2003-2004: Carmela Laygo
2004-2005: Louise Lockett
2005-2006: Heather Soloria
2007-2008: Anthony Elopre and Carling Sitterley
2008-2009: Steven Enriquez
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