Summer Highlights

Summer is now over and a new Fall semester is just beginning. We’ve done so many wonderful things! Here’s a look back at our summer highlights:

This summer we went to our aKDPhi National Convention in Santa Clara, California and we are proud to say that we are now the University of Florida’s ASSOCIATE Chapter of alpha Kappa Delta Phi!

Top (L-R): Kara, Aimee, Angie, Sarah, Stephanie O., Dani, Klea, Stephanie W., Middle: Nancy, Kathleen, Regine, Fiona, Izzy, Kyna, Bottom: Kevina, Gina, Sabrina, Irene, Christina, Kathlyn

It’s been fun hanging out with sisters from all over the nation.

Top (L-R): Aimee, Stephanie O., Sarah, Oanh L., Eun, Kara, Amanda, Klea, Middle: Kyna, Kevina, Kathlyn, Angie, Fiona, Christina, Dani, Gina, Stephanie W., Kathleen, Bottom: Irene, Nancy, Sabrina, Izzy, Regine

There were sisters that were out of the country either for vacation or for internships.

Julie Somera went to Canada with her family for a small reunion and explored Niagara and Ontario.

Caitlyn Soriano was in China for a research grant.

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Caitlyn with other research students at Jiangnan University — Wuxi, China

Alice Zhang was also in China interning for Haier, and at the same time she was able to see her family there.

“This summer I had a blast interning in China! I was given an opportunity to intern at Haier Group, a Chinese multinational consumer electronics and home appliances company located in Qingdao, Shandong, China. I was the brand/product development intern, and got to work closely with the washer/dryer senior manager. My favorite part of the internship was getting to go on business trips throughout the providence and meeting all of Haier’s clients. The experience definitely helped me get a better understanding of the competitive market for white goods in China.” -Alice

Although not out of the country, Stephanie Wong was in our nation’s capital interning for the DC Superior Court. She interned under a judge in the domestic violence sector of the courthouse. She was also able to observe many other trials ranging from murder to juvenile cases. Stephanie also Conference for Asian Pacific American Leaders (CAPAL) and attended many social forums where they discussed many issues that affect our APIA community.

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“My favorite part about this summer was the experience I gained and all the amazing people I’ve met who have left an impression on me and have inspired me to go after my dreams.” -Stephanie

Irene Ng was in Pennsylvania interning at General Electric.

Oanh Nguyen was in California interning for MNET America, the leading network for Asian Pop entertainment.

Those who were in Gainesville organized a Bone Marrow Drive for one of our sister, Nina; performed in Gatormania, and hosted a Summer Extravaganza.

Lynn, Oanh L., Jessica, Gina, Monissa, Teresa, Kathleen, Julie, Kyna, and Stephanie O.

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Kathleen, Roselle, Angie, Klea, Fiona, and Jessica

Mocktails and a Movie with our Recruitment Chairs, Kathleen & Angie

Our President, Teresa Truong and Internal Vice President, Gina Javier went to Tampa with our alums Tina Wang and Sandy Au Yeung for USF aKDPhi’s BTSR where they surprised us with a paddle.

Tina, Gina, Teresa, and Sandy

This semester, we’ve got a lot of fun events planned out for our recruitment week. You can check out the Facebook event.

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Come make memories with us!