On May 12th, 2014, NAAAP Boston hosted the 25th Annual Future Leader Award Scholarship Gala at the Curry Student Center Ballroom at Northeastern University. The event was co-sponsored by the university’s Asian American Center. MA State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz and Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu served as guest speakers at the gala. During the night’s festivities, NAAAP Boston awarded two outstanding Asian American students, Yi Fung and Jerry Li for their accomplishments in leadership, community service, extra-curricular activities, and academic achievement. As a recipient of the Liberty Mutual Future Leader Award, Yi Fung plans to attend Rice University and study computer science or biomedical engineering. Jerry Li, a recipient of the Richard T.N. Lee Future Leader Award, plans to attend Northeastern University and major in mathematics Photos Courtesy of Justin Taylor and Mi Zhao
The first networking mixer for 2014 was held at the stunning Martin Lawrence Art Gallery as part of its new "Gallery Series". Hosted and managed by 10-year veteran Theresa Calabro, attendees had the opportunity to ask questions while perusing artwork by Picasso, Dali, and the Gallery's prized possession by Chagall, valued at approximately $1,000,000. Attendees were also treated to wine, cheeses, and fruit. Additionally, guests took advantage of the opportunity to walk away with a free trial membership, valued at $30. Christopher Wong, Director of NAAAP Boston's Networking Committee, organized the event. "This new series of gallery networking mixers aims to bring a new sophistication to NAAAP by infusing the events with a level of culture, refinement, and education unseen by any other Asian professional organization out there." If you have any ideas, suggestions, or questions for the Networking Committee, please contact the team at, "email@example.com". The Committee holds public meetings on the first Tuesday of every month at the BCNC located at 38 Ash St., Boston, MA 02111 @ 6:30pm. All are welcome. Please check the naaapboston.org calendar for the latest updates and changes.