April 9, 2017

Upcoming events

  • SHHO Cookout - April 15, 
  • OYFA VMA’s - April 15, Runk Green Room 
  • ALC Elections - April 18, Wilson 302
  • OYFA Presents Gabriella DC - April 22, O’Hill Forum 


Board Announcements

Good day OYFA! On April 18th, the Asian Leaders Council will be having their elections for their Chair and Vice-Chair position. Our Board wanted to extend an invitation for you all to come with OYFA to be involved with the process of electing the future representatives for the AAPA community. We value the input of our members and would encourage your support in this matter. Message anyone on Board if you are interested in attending!




It’s-a-me, the new half to advocacy! My name is Thyra Jensen (pronounced like “two-ra”... not “thigh-ra”), and I am currently a first year Nursing student pursuing a minor in East Asian Studies. I got so much more involved with OYFA during Barrio season and I’m excited to become even more involved and get to know even more of you next year as a council member! When I’m not studying the epididymis or participating in OYFA, you can find me enjoying bubble tea, or binging on YouTube/video games/Chinese romance dramas.  


We’ve officially solidified our first event: We are bringing GABRIELA DC to UVA to present about the inter-connectivity of US labor policy and human trafficking in the Philippines. It’s on April 22nd from 2:00pm - 4:00pm in Ohill Forum! Come learn and discuss about one of the most pressing issues in our modern world.

Word of the Week: Kaibigan (“kai” - “bee” - “gahn”) means friend! Don’t be afraid to make a kaibigan wherever you go, whether it be in a different OYFA family, a different org, or even different school like JMU! 




Hey hey OYFA,

We hope everyone’s had a lovely Sunday afternoon in this radiant weather :)

We’d just like to give a special shoutout to the Sakpaya and First Year Girl’s Modern ladies for coming out and performing at EscAPAde tonight! Even though it was a relatively small and chill event, we couldn’t have stood out without you guys, so thanks again for the support ❤️

Other than that, be on the lookout for the Post-Barrio 2017 Survey tonight! Your input would be much appreciated in order for us to make the 30th Barrio the Best Barrio. 😎

Sophia Williams (sfw8ar) & Roseanna Quinanola (rmq7an)


Hello fellow OYFAns!

I’m Gabby Garvey, your new community chair! I’m currently a 1st year pre-med student majoring in psychology. I’m so excited to be a part of council for the upcoming school year and to meet many more of you guys. I also have new ideas to help get us all more involved in community service and to foster a closer OYFAn community so be on the lookout for more community service events throughout the year! 

First off, I would like to thank everyone who came out to the BIG event this past Saturday! It was very successful and definitely a lot of fun! I hope to continue doing events like that next year!!

Second, Make sure to sign up for the VMAs!!!!!!!!! There will be videos, music, live performances, food, raffles, superlatives for every performer, and a winner. Make sure to check out Scholarship’s blurb for more details!

Your CommuniQUEEN,
Gabby (mgg9yv)                



Greetings Oyfam!

'Tis us, your 2017-2018 Scholarship Chairs, Rose Montgomery and Angely Jomuad! We are very excited for the upcoming school year! Please look forward to some new and fun activities from scholarship next semester ;) 
Speaking of fun, have you registered for the VMAs yet?! If not, click this link.

Scholarship and Community proudly present OYFA's Video Music Awards this Saturday, April 15 at the Runk Green Room from 7- 9 pm. Registration will close this Wednesday, April 12! Also, remember to send videos to if you have filled out the google form above. We will be accepting video submissions no later than Friday 12pm. Stay tuned for more details this week!  

We hope you have a wonderful week! Study hard, and make your "Scho-lolas" proud <3 


With Love,
Angel Jomuad (aj4dg) & Rose Montgomery (rgm5he)


Hello Oyfa!

I hope everyone enjoyed our FIRST MEM DINNER last week! We are really thankful for the amount of support we got, and we are excited to be having more next school year!

Just to reiterate what we said during the April General Meeting, we are going to push out a form later this week for Superlatives! The form will consist of the person’s name, the superlative and a reason why we should give him/her that superlative.

Down in the DM (Dana [dk5dd] and Michael [mr4dz])


Helloyfa! It was greet seeing you all at the April general meeting. Be sure to look out for upcoming events on Facebook!

Baohan (bd5dt)

D7 Representatives


each and everyone one of you a little better :) As a D7 Rep, my responsibility is to be the liaison between OYFA and the other D7 organizations!! If you ever need anything, please don't hesitate to ask! 

Remember that VCU has their culture show April 22, 2017. Please sign up ASAP if you know you want to go! If you need housing please fill out the sheet by April 14th! The link:

For the month of April the FIND theme is OUTREACH!! So enjoy this picture of #D7takingonMars

Your D7 Rep,

Chelsea Bengson (Cb3nk)



What’s up champs! We won real big last week against Third Down! 36 TO 6 WHOOOOP! A new challenger approaches tho. OG grinders beat last year’s champions and we have to show them hoos boss so we need everyone to come out to the park on Wednesday at 6 pm to help support us or play for OYFA (Flag Football). Thanks for your support so far!
We also had a great Relay for Life. All the members that stayed were active 100% until the end! S/O to Dani and Sara Wong for getting gift cards and walking ~92 laps! Thanks for your donations and donations are still running until the end of the year so don’t be afraid to donate to stop cancer!

Brandon Phan (bmp3pe) and Sarah Lei (ssl4jf)



Just to repeat what we mentioned in the last general meeting, our next event is the End of the Year Picnic on May 3rd at Booker T. Washington Park! Come out for free food, games, and good times (go hoos!) Be on the lookout for more information coming soon.

Also, please fill out the Post-Barrio 2017 Survey coming out tonight! We’d really appreciate your feedback on how you felt the show and the afterparty went! 

Lastly, thank you to everyone who came out to our first after gen meeting social event! Look forward to many more next semester!

Still socially awkward,
Jess (jlp4ub) and Soph (sx5hr)



Hello friends! 

I hope you are all doing well! Even though we just had our last general meeting of the year, it doesn’t mean that we still can’t see each other! Feel free to reach out if you ever want to do something :) I’d love to catch up and chat!

On another note, finals will be here before we know it: make a plan, work hard, and play SMART. However, also remember that it is important to take care of yourself. Take things little by little and don’t be afraid to take a break. You got this!

Good luck with everything :)

Signing off.
Your webyapster,
Regina Yap (ry3zg)

Student Advisors


Hey there OYFAm!

I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weekend weather as much as I am. Also, thanks to everyone who came out to office hours at Relay for Life! 

I will be hosting an artsy crafty office hours this Wednesday from 1:00-3:00 PM in the Multicultural Student Center. This is a perfect time to work on your costume for the upcoming progressive! I can’t promise to have all of the materials you need, but I can bring scissors, glue, colored pencils, crayons, and plain white paper. There will also be coloring books for anyone who wants to hang. 

Always Advising,
Dani (dgr3ce)

General Announcements
  • LGBTQ Pride Week 2017 (April 14th - April 23rd)
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  • Apply here today for the
    Women’s Asian American Leadership Initiative (WAALI)
    Fall 2017 Cohort
    Open to rising 2nd and 3rd year A/APA Women
    Applications due 4.14 @ 11:59PM
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