Alumni Meet with Staff, Other Chapters in the Region, and EWC Programs

On a recent trip to Tokyo, Amanda Ellis met with members of the EWCA Tokyo Chapter and Ramy Inocencio who was on assignment in Tokyo from CBS News.

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L-R: Tokyo Chapter president Yasuo Hoshino, Amanda Ellis, Michiko Yamashita, and chapter vice president, Masyuki Yokota

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L-R: Yukiko Abe, Cindy Yoshiko Shirata, Amanda Ellis, Hitomi Yokote

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QUARTERLY REPORTS FROM EWCA ALUMNI CHAPTERS (2ND QUARTER 2019)

East-West Center Association
Chapter Development Committee, Quarterly Reports
2019 2nd Quarter Chapter Reports (April to June)
Editor: Dr. Jessica A. Sheetz-Nguyen
Vice President for Chapter Development

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Quarterly Reports from EWCA Alumni Chapters (1st Quarter 2019)

East-West Center Association
Chapter Development Committee, Quarterly Reports
2019 1st Quarter Chapter Reports (January to March)
Editor: Dr. Jessica A. Sheetz-Nguyen
Vice President for Chapter Development

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President and Senior Staff Visit Alumni

As part of our alumni revitalization strategy in the lead up to the 60th celebrations, Center staff are meeting with alumni as they deliver programs in the region.

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Open Letter from Barbara Bornet Stumph

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAPTER
Chapter President: Barbara Bornet Stumph

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As an English and Ancient World History teacher and grandmother, Barbara Lee Bornet Stumph, MS, is one of 250 Americans who enrolled in the China Art Academy International College (CAAIC) to learn traditional Chinese calligraphy and ink painting. In 1965-1966, Barbara tackled intensive Mandarin and related studies at the East-West Center, University of Hawaii. “We want to go to China,” she declared. “You will go to Taiwan on field study,” answered Dr. John Young, Administrator. Her first trip to China 20 years later in 1986 on a Stanford Fulbright. One year earlier in 1985, Phyllis Case Bennett enrolled a handful of Americans in the CAAIC Short Term Study Program of traditional Chinese calligraphy/painting. Former President Xiao Feng welcomed the group in the beginning; in recent years, Dean Jin Zhilin, has advocated for continuance of the unique program in this longest exchange program of its type. It is located at beloved West Lake, Hang Zhou, China.

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