the Hmong Minnesota Student Association would like to give a special thank you to everyone who has made this year such an amazing and memorable one. There are really no words that can describe the the fun, loving, and most encouraging memories we have added to the long and beautiful history of HMSA.
HMSA 2012-2013 Board Members
we’d like to thank the 2012-2013 HMSA board members for their incredible hard work and dedication to HMSA and the continuation of care and passion for the campus and wider community. Each year a new elected board comes in with a variation of a vision to passionately learn about, consider, and push the limits of HMSA. Therefore, we would like to also thank and congratulate the 2013-2014 HMSA board members for taking on this leadership challenge and wish you all the best.
HMSA 2013-2014 Board Members
thank you to all who joined HMSA’s Spring Retreat this year. We hoped you enjoyed it more than you could despite the weather condition hardly being on our side. We hope the sharing of stories, letters, games, meals, and laughs will stay with you forever. Continue to build your new friendships and see you all again in September.
Til then, sib ntsib dua,
Zoo siab, zoo siab rau peb cov tub ntxhais Hmoob uas kawm ntawv qib siab tiav rau xyoo no. Congratulations once more to our wonderful graduates of HMSA and the University of Minnesota. Your accomplishments as a student and individual cannot be measured. Thank you for allowing HMSA to be a part of your college experience and more importantly thank you for being part of HMSA. We hope to see your faces around next year and to hear all of your great advice. You are our leaders now. Inquire, Inspire, Infinity. ♥ HMSA
College day was a huge success this year! Thank you to our great group of students from Hmong College Prep Academy, Central High School, and Kennedy High School. We hope you guys had a warm welcome at the U of MN and lots of FUN!
Asian American College Day is an event held with the Asian American Partners for Tomorrow (AAPT) program, the University of Minnesota’s Asian American Studies Program (AASP) and in partnership with student groups.
College Day invites local Asian American high school students to the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus. The purpose of College Day is to promote post-secondary education for Asian American students and to empower these potential college students to succeed towards post-secondary education. College Day provides a unique on-campus experience at the University of Minnesota that offer insight to higher education by partnering Asian American high school students with a group of UofM undergraduate students and student organizations.
The Hmong Minnesota Student Association would like to welcome everyone back to join us in our annual Spring Retreat camping trip! This year we will be residing in Camp Ajawah right on the beaches of Linwood Lake. Come join us as we tell stories around the fire place, play exciting activities, and if area permits run the Odyssey! The Spring Retreat is open to non-UM students so turn in your applications!
Voting members will be given first priority for access to the application and non-voting members will have access to them on April 15th. The early deadline for a reduced fee, $25, is April 26th so get your application in before then or the fee will be increased to $30. The last day to turn in applications is May 3rd. Be sure to get a receipt when you turn in your application along with a packing list and safety sheet.
The safety/information meeting will be held May 8th at 6:30 in room STSS 330. Be on time! If you can not make it please inform Carolyn Vue or Maelee Lor to schedule an individual meeting before hand. The individual meeting must be before May 8th. We will only be accepting paper copies so please print off the application below and turn it in or pick one up in the office. Your application will not be considered until you have made a payment so please do so when you turn in your application. We hope to see you there!
The Hmong Minnesota Leadership Conference is an annual event held by the Hmong Minnesota Student Association from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in collaboration with the Hmong United Student Association from the University of Saint Thomas. This event is open to the public and provides attendees an opportunity to gain knowledge and awareness of current issues affecting the Hmong community in addition to incorporating Hmong culture, traditions, and history. The reason behind the creation of the Hmong Minnesota Leadership Conference was to provide students and future leaders a platform to develop different perspectives on issues affecting the Hmong community and provide knowledge to promote further Hmong American civic engagement.
This year we will be proud to have our first art gallery display. Have an art piece (such as photography, painting, drawings, etc.) that you would like to share? Submit it today with a brief bio about the art piece and we’ll have it on displayed during the conference! If interested please feel free to email: email@example.com.
Free event | Free lunch served
HMLC Conference Schedule
More detailed workshop information/abstract to come.
Advocacy & Civic Participation: Foung Hawj
Education of the Hmong language: Bee Vang-Moua
Family and Relationships: Pang Foua Yang Rhodes
Health and Well-Being: Yaj Ceeb Vaj
Youth Development: Michael Baizerman
Arts and Media: TBA
Keynote Speaker: Kham Moua
An enormous congratulations to the Hmong Minnesota Student Associations 2013-2014 Board! Thank you for everyone who made it out to elections in support of HMSA ♥
•President: Khou Lee
•Vice-President: Kue Thao
•Secretary: Shuazong Vang
•Co-Education Chairs: Joshua Vang & Amy Vang
•Co-Activity Chairs: Chue Her & Vina Xiong
•Co-Outreach Chairs: Touchaingkong Yang & Charles Xiong
•Historian: Pakou Thao
•Webmaster: Sou Saechao
It’s that time of year again! Applications for next year’s HMSA board are now open. We are looking for motivated individuals, ready for a challenge, and ready to make a difference.
Be a part of the HMSA legacy, apply for one of our 12 available positions: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Co-Education (2) , Co-Activities (2), Co-Outreach (2), Webmaster, and Historian. There’s room for all talents on board! Also, don’t let fear or uncertainty shy you away from applying! Stop by the HMSA room in Coffman 226H and speak with a board member today with any questions.
Applications are due by 11:59pm, March 24th, 2013. If there are any vacant positions after this initial due date, applications for vacant positions will be due 11:59pm on March 27th, 2013. LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. THIS POLICY WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED. Applications should be emailed to both Josephine Yang at firstname.lastname@example.org and Amanda Yang at email@example.com by the deadline.
There will also be a five minute speech required of applicants on the day of elections. A Q&A session from the public will follow the speech. Come prepared. We hope to hear from you soon!
Please read through all aspects of the application thoroughly for further rules and details.
Applications can be downloaded at:
The HMSA constitution can be viewed at: