The Asian American Faculty, Staff and Alumni Association (AAFSAA) was established in 1989 at the University of Arizona to support and recognize the achievements and interests of Asian American faculty, staff, alumni, and students. It is the mission of AAFSAA to develop partnerships between UA organizations and community business, professional, and service organizations to promote the academic, intellectual, and cultural needs and interests of the UA community and its broader constituency and to foster greater understanding and appreciation of Asian or Pacific American traditions and heritages.

2014 AAFSAA Awards

The University of Arizona Asian American Faculty, Staff and Alumni Association (AAFSAA) is pleased to announce its annual 2014 Call for Nominations as it celebrates its 25th Silver Anniversary!

The two (2) nomination categories represent four (4) award opportunities:

-AAFSAA 2014 Outstanding Faculty and Staff Awards 

-AAFSAA 2014 Outstanding Alumni and Community Service Awards 

Nominee criteria, instructions and contact information for the September 30, 2014 submittal deadline may be found by accessing the appropriate links above.


2013 AAFSAA Awards

The University of Arizona Asian American, Faculty, Staff and Alumni Association celebrated it's 2013 award recipients on Nov. 2, 2013. 

Please join AAFSAA in congratulating:

Outstanding Faculty Member
Professor Muniram Budhu
Civil Engineering
Outstanding Faculty Member
Associate Professor Pak Wong
Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Outstanding Staff Member
Noelle M. Carampatan Sallaz, MA
International Student Services
Outstanding Community Service
Dr. Hong Lei
UA Neuroscience
Outstanding Alumni
Durre Raina



Awarding scholarships with the charitable support of donors, friends, and the Arizona community is one of the most important things we do! Scholarships provide access to college for students who otherwise could not afford it, bring the best and brightest minds to the UA, and energize the economy through employment, internships, and research.

Criteria for scholarship recipients

UA Alumni Association scholarships are awarded in two categories: Merit-based — to attract and retain students of exceptional academic quality, and need-based — for students who demonstrate great financial need. (Need-based scholarship applicants must complete a free application for federal student aid.)

  • AAFSAA Scholarship Application

  • Kun Sun and Kyoung Ra Kim Scholarship Application - Graduate and Undergraduate 



AAFSAA Scholarship Dinner

AAFSAA will honor University of Arizona faculty and staff, as well as outstanding student-scholars, alumni and community members during its 25th anniversary dinner celebration
Chinese Cultural Center
Nov. 14, 2014

AAFSAA Scholarship Golf Tournament
La Paloma
Nov. 16, 2014

Board of Directors:

  • (Dr.) Theodore Tong, president
  • Peter Chan, vice president
  • Cheryl Tomoeda, treasurer
  • Howard Eng, member
  • Shiraz Ali Peera, member
  • Linda Don, member
  • Patsy Lee, member
  • Caryn Jung, member
  • Josie Gin  Morgan, member
  • Runa Bhattacharyya, member
  • Raji Rhys Wietecha, member
  • Danthai Xayaphanh, member



AAFSAA relies on donations and community support to fund events and its scholarship fund. AAFSAA greatly appreciates donations of any size (which are tax deductible).

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