Asian and Asian American Council

Asian and Asian American Alumni Council

The Binghamton University Asian and Asian American Alumni Council (AAAAC) was established in 2010 to promote, support and recognize the achievements and interests of Asian and Asian American alumni, students, faculty and staff. The council also seeks to establish and nurture relationships with Asian and Asian American alumni to help Binghamton University maintain and enhance its commitment to academic excellence, lifelong learning and cultural diversity.

Community, mentorship & philanthropy

  • Engage alumni, students and community
    • Encourage participation in programs developed by the council that broaden our understanding and appreciation for Asian and Asian American heritage, traditions, experiences and interests.

    • Recruit prospective students by serving as ambassadors for the Admissions Alumni Volunteer Program. | Learn more

  • Mentoring and career exploration
    • Council members participate as sponsors in the Liberal Arts to Careers Externship (LACE) program. Students are matched with alumni for job-shadowing experiences during the winter and summer breaks. | Learn more about LACE

    • Site sponsor for the Pre-Law Summer Internship Program. 

    • Participate in roundtable discussions on and off campus to assist and provide advice to students interested in entering different professional fields.

    • Council members participate and share their expertise at the Annual Metro Career Night in NYC. | Visit the Alumni Association page

  • Support through Philanthropy
    • Through the generosity of council member Audie K. Chang ’73, students can undertake internships related to the history, experiences and contributions of Chinese Americans and their communities.

    • Council members give back financially to ensure resources are available to enhance educational opportunities for students.

Available committees

  • Program Committee
    • Educational – Develop programs/projects that broaden our understanding and appreciation for Asian and Asian American heritage, traditions, experiences and interests to enhance the academic excellence of Binghamton University.

    • Networking/Social – Engage alumni, students, faculty and staff to encourage them to become part of a network to connect with Binghamton University and the larger community.

  • Communications Committee
    • Develop the messaging and methods of communicating the mission, goals and programs/projects of the council through various means including print, web and social media.

  • Membership Committee
    • Engage and encourage alumni to participate in programs/projects sponsored by the council.

    • Identify leadership to assist in planning and executing the programs and projects to further the mission of the council.

  • Alumni-Student Engagement Committee 
    • Provide opportunities for alumni to share their professional experiences and advice with current students through special events, panel and roundtable discussions, and networking receptions both on and off campus. Provide connections and resources to the Community Engagement Program, a course-based program in the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies that requires direct interaction with mentors and groups/organizations/institutions, and includes a project/study to further the understanding of the Asian and Asian-American community.

Council members

  • Asian and Asian American Alumni Council Members
    • Jonathan Akeley '98

    • Audie Chang '73

    • Dr. Tom Chen '06

    • Yang Chen '87, Chair Emeritus

    • Paul Cheng '70, MAT '73

    • Laura Chen-Schultz '87

    • Jenny Chang Ying Chiu '06

    • Grace Han '95

    • Jiali (Keli) Huang '10

    • Linda Lin '00

    • Bobby Liu '93, Chair

    • Nelson Mar '94

    • Cynthia Marasigan '98

    • Clara Son '99

    • William Wang '00

How to connect

Interested in connecting with other Binghamton University Asian and Asian American alumni and sharing your professional experiences and knowledge with current students? Join the AAAAC Linkedin group and connect with peers and mentor current students.

Join our linkedin group

To learn more about how you can support the projects and events of the Asian and Asian American Council, e-mail Leah Joggerst, Director of Constituent Relations.