What it means to be Hmong and have a college degree

OSU Alumni and former member of Hmong OSU, Jerry Vang, who graduated in 2011 with a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. So I was roaming around for internship opportunities on Linkedin and stumbled upon a position for Teach for America. I clicked on their webpage link and it took me to their website where a front page article caught my eye. It was titled, "Why Asian-American Pacific Islanders Are Often Overlooked in Ed Reform". You hardly see the words educational reform and Asian-American in the same sentence because of the stereotype that Asians are high achieving. As I read the article, I saw myself in the author's, Huoy Chen, shoes. I recalled being an ESL student in grade school, studying for the SATs by myself, filling out my own FAFSA application, and researching how to get into college. My parents gave me little guidance in regard to my education. It was just "do well in school" or "get straight A's". Sure, my dad bought my brothers and me 2-inch thick workbooks when we were in grade school (probably as a substitution for not being able to help us personally), but he never corrected our math problems or went over Read full article »

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A Look Back at Fall Term 2012

With fall term kicking off the beginning of the school year, there were many events that came along with the term.  As you know, Hmong OSU has had several events this past term.  Here are some highlights of the events that took place. McDouble Challenge:   I believe our Social Chair Meng Cha purchased about 40 of these McDoubles.  There were 6 Read full article »

Yearly roundup and your new officers

Fall term is just one week away and you know what that means? A whole 'nother year of Hmong! Last year we had a very strong officer team with a lot of enthusiasm and we were able to pull off some great events. As usual, our annual Hmong Night was a huge success. The theme was love and depicted a Read full article »

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