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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Quarterly Reports from EWCA Alumni Chapters (4th Quarter 2018)

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Chapter Development Committee, Quarterly Reports
2018 4th Quarter Chapter Reports (October to December)
Compiled by Dr. Jessica A. Sheetz-Nguyen
Vice President for Chapter Development

Thank you to the 25 Chapters who submitted their fourth-quarter reports for 2018. Chapter submissions help us and others to know about your activities and your continued patronage for EWCA/EWC outreach. The following Chapters and representatives responded this quarter. These include:

1) APLP (Melissa Pawneshing); 2) ASDP (Dona M. Cady); 3) Brisbane, Australia (Iraphne Childs); 4) Chennai, India (Dr. S. Rajamani); 5) Colombo, Sri Lanka (Asanga Tilakaratne); 6) Dhaka, Bangladesh (Abu Ekramul Ahsan); 7) Faisalabad, Pakistan (Muhammad Ibrahim); 8) Hawaii, USA (Carl Hefner); 9) Hong Kong (Mark Sheldon); 10) Islamabad, Pakistan (Arjumand Faisel); 11) Kansai, Japan (Fumiteru Nitta); 12) Karachi, Pakistan (Ghazala Fasih); 13) Kathmandu, Nepal (Nirendra Maske); 14) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Dr. Gan Siowck Lee); 15) Mumbai, India (Sarosh Bana); 16) New York (Bill Armbruster); 17) Northern California (Barbara Bornet Stumph); 18) Okinawa, Japan (Kiyoshi Nakachi); 19) Seoul, Republic of Korea (Eunyoung Cho); 20) Singapore (Alice Seok Hoon Seng); 21) Southern California, USA (Claire Langham); 22) Taipei, Taiwan (Gary Lin); 23) Tokyo, Japan (Yasuo Hoshino); 24) Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (Amaraa Batchuluun); 25) Vientiane, Laos (Chanthavong Saignasith)

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Quarterly Reports from EWCA Alumni Chapters (3rd Quarter 2018)

East-West Center Association
Chapter Development Committee, Quarterly Reports
2018 3rd Quarter Chapter Reports (July to September)
Compiled by Dr. Jessica A. Sheetz-Nguyen
Vice President for Chapter Development

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Thank you to the 16 Chapters who submitted their third-quarter reports for 2018. Chapter submissions help us and others to know about your activities and your continued patronage for EWCA/EWC outreach. The following Chapters and representatives responded this quarter. These include:

1) ASDP (Dona M. Cady); 2) Brisbane, Australia (Iraphne Childs); 3) Chennai, India (Dr. S. Rajamani); 4) Colombo, Sri Lanka (Asanga Tilakaratne); 5) Dhaka, Bangladesh (Abu Ekramul Ahsan); 6) Hawaii, USA (Carl Hefner); 7) Hong Kong (Mark Sheldon); 8) Islamabad, Pakistan (Arjumand Faisel); 9) Kansai, Japan (Fumiteru Nitta); 10) Mumbai, India (Sarosh Bana); 11) Northern California (Barbara Bornet Stumph); 12) Okinawa, Japan (Kiyoshi Nakachi); 13) Seoul, Republic of Korea (Eunyoung Cho); 14) Singapore (Alice Seok Hoon Seng); 15) Southern California, USA (Claire Langham); 16) Tokyo, Japan (Yasuo Hoshino)

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Quarterly Reports from EWCA Alumni Chapters (2nd Quarter 2018)

East-West Center Association
Chapter Development Committee, Quarterly Reports
2018 2nd Quarter Chapter Reports (April to June)
Compiled by Dr. Jessica A. Sheetz-Nguyen
Vice President for Chapter Development

Thank you to the 21 Chapters who submitted their second-quarter reports for 2018. Chapter submissions help us and others to know about your activities and your continued patronage for EWCA/EWC outreach. The following Chapters and representatives responded this quarter. These include:

1) ASDP (Dona M. Cady); 2) Australia – Brisbane (Iraphne Childs); 3) Bangladesh (Abu Ekramul Ahsan); 4) China – Beijing (Hongxia Zhang); 5) Hawaii (Carl Hefner); 6) Hong Kong (Mark Sheldon); 7) India – Mumbai (Sarosh Bana); 8) Indonesia – Bali (Agung Muninjaya); 9) Japan – Kansai (Yumiko Okamoto); 10) Japan – Tokyo (Yasuo Hoshino); 11) Laos – Vientiane (Chanthavong Saignasith); 12) Nepal (Nirendra Maske); 13) New York (Bill Armbruster); 14) Okinawa (Kiyoshi Nakachi); 15) Pakistan – Faisalabad (Muhammad Ibrahim); 16) Pakistan – Islamabad (Arjumand Faisel); 17) Pakistan – Karachi (Mr. Kamal Siddiqi); 18) Republic of Korea – Seoul (Eunyoung Cho);19) Singapore (Alice Seng Seok Hoon); 20) Southern California (Claire Langham); 21) Taiwan (Frank Hung).

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2018 Summer Travel Grant Series: Attending Intensive Mongolian Language Program in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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Summer Travel Grant 2018 Recipient
Tanya Harrison
Graduate Degree Fellow
MS in Natural Resources & Environmental Management

I spent much of my summer attending an intensive Mongolian language program for intermediate learners at the American Center for Mongolian Studies in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. There were four other students — three PhD students from the US, England, and France, and an American working in Taiwan. The language classes were coupled with field trips and cultural experiences. My purpose for attending was to further my understanding of Mongolian language and culture, difficult to do in Hawaii since there are no formal Mongolian language classes. In addition to my home of Hawaii, I am also looking for opportunities in Mongolia after graduation. I am truly thankful to the scholarship donors for helping me participate in this challenging and rewarding experience, certainly a dream come true!