Vietnamese Student Association of Minnesota - VSAM

We are the Vietnamese Student Association of Minnesota! VSAM stands for the Vietnamese Student Association of Minnesota.

As a Vietnamese student organization, we provide opportunities to share Vietnamese culture, history, and traditions with students and the community at large. To build and maintain partnerships with and within the Vietnamese and University community.

Operating as usual

Photos from Vietnamese Student Association of Minnesota - VSAM's post 05/28/2024

Ello everyone! Our VSAM members were able to attend VIA-1 this past March! Here are a few pictures recapping this amazing experience :D

Photos from Vietnamese Student Association of Minnesota - VSAM's post 05/26/2024

Just one more spot left! If you are interested in becoming our education director please take a look at the information above 🤗

The application form can be found in our LinkTree! 📋

Photos from Vietnamese Student Association of Minnesota - VSAM's post 05/25/2024

Thank you to our COSRs and Advisors that helped us this year! We appreciate each and every one of you 🫶

05/21/2024

Please congratulate the new additions to 2024-2025 board! 🫶

Marketing Director: .d.tran
Community Engagement Chair: .the.monster
Finance Director:

WAIT! There’s still ONE more spot LEFT. Our lovely Education Director position is still open. Reach out if you’re interested and be on the lookout for round 3! ☺️

Photos from Vietnamese Student Association of Minnesota - VSAM's post 05/13/2024

Did you miss us? Well perfect timing because VSAM will be hosting around 2 Elections! 📄

Please take a look at the schedule for this week & the applications of each candidate if you’re considering to vote. 🗳️

Pre-registration can be found in our link-tree 🔗

Hope to see you there! 🤗

*sorry for so many reposts, we keep leaving out one detail 😵‍💫*

Photos from Vietnamese Student Association of Minnesota - VSAM's post 05/04/2024

HELLOOOO round 2 Applications are here

05/01/2024

✨Introducing our 2024-2025 VSAM Board✨

Give a warm welcome to your VSAM board next year! What’s that tho…? SMISKIS?!? Well those smiskis aren’t our replacements, they’re the open positions we have left! ☺️

Round 2 will be open soon so keep checking our insta this week for 2nd round applications 📑

Photos from Vietnamese Student Association of Minnesota - VSAM's post 05/01/2024

On this day 49 years ago, April 30th would mark the end of the Vietnam war. This day is celebrated by many as Vietnam would become unified, demonstrating the resistance of the Vietnamese people. However for many, this day symbolizes pain and loss. The impacts of the war linger in the memories of the people that came before us. Such experiences continue to influence the heritage of our community. Join VSAM in honoring the past, which enables us to value the progress we’ve made and understand how it informs our plans for the future. Furthermore, please take the time to read an additional statement provided by VSAM Board in context to the University and Palestinian conflict.

Photos from Vietnamese Student Association of Minnesota - VSAM's post 05/01/2024

Nhớ bạn là ai. Remember who you are. In remembrance of 4/30, we welcome you to take a look at the Vietnamese experience, expressed through the lenses of various’ Vietnamese artists and writers. We thank you for your time.

04/29/2024

Please take the time the read our statement responding to the University’s handling of the recent protests, and the ongoing Palestinian genocide.

Photos from Vietnamese Student Association of Minnesota - VSAM's post 04/19/2024

That’s a wrap on Party For A Purpose 🤩😢
Thank you to everyone who showed up and contributed to our philanthropy projects 🤗🫶
We hope everyone had a fun time and we’ll see you at our individual events 😉😌

Photos can be found in our Linktrees in our bios ⬆️

Photos from Vietnamese Student Association of Minnesota - VSAM's post 04/18/2024

Hello everyone, it’s finally happening ;-;

VSAM will be hosting their board elections next week! Listed above is the schedule, voter qualifications, voting weight & voting pre-screening! 🗳️

🚨If you plan to attend please read through this post & FILL out our pre-screening form found in the linktree!All applications and election schedules are viewable in the Round 1 - VSAM ‘24-‘25 Applications + Schedule Folder in our Linktree🚨

We hope to see you all there :D

04/12/2024

Introducing our last board takeover…Chi Vo🤩

Our President works hard pushing for VSAM, handling our meetings, and much more!😎

Ask Chi questions today!!

✨ Favorite Thing About VSAM ✨

“My favorite part about being on board has been seeing the amazing things my board members have been able to accomplish this year. I’d like to thank Whitney and Aithy for helping us reconnect with our alumni, Minh for reinventing student org merch, Andy for giving the community a chance to connect on a deeper level through Shared Experiences, Toby and Vy for helping us reach a level of financial stability that I never could have imagined, Denny for giving the community a chance to be leaders in ACE, Ange for creating the amazingly cute birthday posts, Ha-Vi for being present for every event planning meeting and helping create a whole new event structure for us to implement, and Amy for gaining valuable feedback from our community. Even though I’ve experienced some hardships during my term, the connections and growth that we have experienced as a board has made it all worth it.”

04/11/2024

Introducing our 10th takeover…Denny 👏

Our Internal Vice President works hard planning A.C.E., help board bond, and much more!! 🥳

Ask Denny questions today!!

✨ Favorite Part of Being on Board ✨

“Getting to grow close with my board members and see how much we’ve accomplished together! In between the arguments and personal insults it’s been so motivating to be surrounded by people constantly pushing to go beyond their comfort zone to reach their goals and serve the community. The support I’ve received has made VSAM feel like my 2nd home, and them my 2nd family.“

04/10/2024

Introducing the 9th board takeover…Aithy Nguyen🤭

Our External Vice President (EVP) works hard connecting VSAM with external organizations and setting up the intern cycles. 😊

Ask Aithy questions today!

✨ Favorite thing About Being on Board ✨

“My favorite part about being on board is helping create a positive impact to our community. As board we have worked really hard to always put our GA first. Seeing all the happy faces during our events and hearing the feedback we get from the GA makes all the difference for me. At the end of the day VSAM is here to help build a community, being part of the group of people to make build that community, has kept me fueled and passionate to do my part.“

04/09/2024

Introducing our 7th takeover…Toby Bui😎

Our Fundraising Director has worked very hard with getting those businesses for our DC, set up a lot of our fundraisers like canes/chiptole, and much more! 🤩

Ask Toby questions today!!

✨ Favorite Part of Being on Board ✨

“Favorite moments about being on board.
I really enjoyed my time as a board member as I gained a lot of experiences and was able to make a lot of my favorite memories with my board

04/07/2024

Introducing our 5th board takeover…Andy Tao🤩

Our Education Director works hard at planning fun educational events like and helps create a safe space for GA 🫶

Ask Andy some questions today!! :D

✨Favorite Part of Being on Board✨

“the best part of being on board this year was knowing that myself and the rest of the board members were able to successfully cater to you guys, our ga. it feels so good to know that our events that we spent numerous hours and weeks on planning, having late night meetings for — were able to be successful. putting smiles on people’s faces, making you guys laugh, were all aspects of my passions that i was able to put towards vsam.

i’ve always wanted to be someone that could support people, be a resource, and know that people could rely on me. and i am so grateful to be able to say that vsam has given me that opportunity, specifically... YOU GUYS have given me that opportunity. with that being said, thank you. everyday is a performance. every interaction, every laugh, every hug, every cry was all worth it.”

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04/06/2024

Our 5th board takeover is…Ha Vi Nguyen🫶

Our Events Director is fundamental for our events as she holds all our inventory and keeps us in check for permits/events!😎

Ask her questions today!

✨Favorite Part of VSAM Board✨

“My favorite part about being on board this past year is all the connections I have made through it. I met so many amazing people within the community and made new friends because of it. I would also say that one of my other favorite parts of being on board is being able to plan engaging and fun events for the general assembly with my amazing board members. In the process I loved seeing how each board member grew and seeing them light up when they saw their visions executed. I loved working with everyone and creating long lasting connections. I could not be any more grateful for all the memories and friends I have created over this past year. 🥺🫶”

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04/05/2024

Introducing our 4th takeover…Vy Bui 🤩

Our finance director handles all of our moneys, works closely with fundraiser, and helps us get money to fund our wonderful events! 🫶

Ask Vy questions on her takeover today :)

✨My Favorite Part of Being on Board✨

“Hmmmm why? Tbh it kinda interesting and heck of a ride haha. I cherished and enjoyed every aspect of it, you are able to grow so much personally and professionally. I met a lot of new people that are now my friends, formed bond with people I never thought I would have a chance to be friends with. Though planning, preparing, those countless meetings all are very exhausting but it very rewarding and bittersweet at the same time when it is all over. I found fulfillment in being able to contribute and make such great impact on the student bodies. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take😤 I’m glad I gave VSAM a shot and I’m very grateful for this experience :)”

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04/04/2024

Introducing our 3rd takeover…Whitney Le☺️

Our secretary works hard writing up all our meeting minutes, handling emails, creating beautiful newsletters, and much more! ⌨️👩‍💼

Ask Whitney questions today :D

✨ Favorite Part of Being on Board✨

“My favorite part of being on board this year was being able to work alongside the best board members I could ask for and also having the ability to contribute to amazing events that the GA can enjoy! Each event feels like an achievement and it’s great to have done it many times throughout the year. My main goal for joining VSAM at all was to create good connections to carry with me as well as break out of my shell, and I feel like through the years I have done well with that goal. Even then, I still wanted to strive for more and being on board has really helped me with that. Plus, I have never been so well fed like this year so special thanks to VSAM🫶”

04/03/2024

Our second takeover is…Angelina Nguyen🤭

As Communications Director she handles social media postings/marketing, recap/birthday posts, and announcements to our lovely GA😌

Ask her some questions on her takeover!!

✨My favorite part of being on board✨

“As cliche it is, one thing I really enjoyed about being part of board was seeing the community come together. It was really nice seeing people having a smile on their face and just having a good time. Also gaining a deeper connection with people through being on board this year 🫶”

04/02/2024

Introducing our first takeover post…Amy Nguyen!🤩

Our Community Engagement Chair works hard on tabling at events, gathering the community together with volunteering, and being there for GA 🫶

✨My favorite part of being VSAM✨

“I love being able to see the new relationships that form within VSAM! Especially when a co-board member may be shy to talk to someone new but seeing them come out of their shell and introduce them to new people just warms my heart! I’ve also enjoyed the silly memories we’ve had such as getting pied in the face or going to via-1! I also love when I get opportunities to table at activity fairs, etc. because I get to meet so many new people and see those new faces come to our events, I love when peoples faces light up seeing our booth and are intrigued to learn more about us :)”

Feel free to ask her questions today! ☺️

03/31/2024

Craving for a burrito? 🤭

Come support VSAM this Wednesday by showing this flyer at the register! Fundraiser starts from 4PM-8PM at the Washington location 🫶

Photos from Vietnamese Student Association of Minnesota - VSAM's post 03/29/2024

✨Tomorrow is officially the day✨

As much as we love to see you all have fun this Saturday we have a few rules & expectations to follow! Please follow these rules so we can continue to have a good time!

Time:
🚨Doors will be closing at 10:30PM🚨
8:30PM - 11:30PM

Location:
McNamara Alumni Center
200 SE Oak St, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Can’t wait to see everyone in their fancy outfits!🤭

Photos from Vietnamese Student Association of Minnesota - VSAM's post 03/28/2024

2 MORE DAYS till Party for a Purpose! 🤭

Just a few reminders to bring your ID this Saturday to get in! PRE-SALE tickets are still selling till tonight (can be found in our Linktrees) so get them while you can! 🎟️⏳

Photos from Vietnamese Student Association of Minnesota - VSAM's post 03/25/2024

Looking to do something this Wednesday? 🤭

Well VSAM will be hosting a dance workshop at the rec from 7:15PM-9:15PM in MP1/2! Yeemeng will be teaching a beginner choreo so sign up :D

Sign up form can be found in our Linktree! 💃🕺

Hope to see y’all there! 🤩

03/24/2024

Introducing VSAM’s Spring 2024 Cycle 2 Interns‼️

Next is Albert Lam our COMMUNICATIONS INTERN 🗣️📞

Albert is a second year majoring in Health Services Management 🏥📂

Here are some facts about our promoter…
Favorite VSAM Memory: VSAM Summer BBQ ☀️
Favorite Food: Sushi 🍣🍱
Fun Fact: Enjoys late night drives 🚘🌙

Don’t miss our last few interns! 🔔🔈

03/23/2024

Introducing VSAM’s Spring 2024 Cycle 2 Interns‼️

Next up we have Lily Pham… our EDUCATION INTERN 📚

Lily is a second year majoring in Sustainable Systems Management and Applied Economics 🌱📈

Here are some facts about our knowledgable educator…
Favorite VSAM Memory: Meeting new people and doing a scavenger hunt for VSAM’s Monster Dash 🔎👹💨
Favorite Food: Salmon Sashimi 🍣
Fun Fact: Loves salmon sashimi ^^^

Stay around for our next interns! 🔔🔈

03/23/2024

Introducing VSAM’s Spring 2024 Cycle 2 Interns‼️

Next up we have Richard Bui… our EVENTS DIRECTOR INTERN 🎉🎈

Richard is a first year majoring in Aerospace Engineering ✈️🚀

Here are some facts about our efficient planner…
Favorite VSAM Memory: Performing in VSAM Tết Show 🕺
Favorite Food: Bún bò Huế 🍜
Fun Fact: Practices guitar in his free time 🎸

Keep posted for more of our interns! 🔔🔈

03/23/2024

Introducing VSAM’s Spring 2024 Cycle 2 Interns‼️

First up we have Randy Thai… our MULTIMEDIA INTERN 📸🎨

Randy is a third year majoring in Computer Science 🖥️

Here are some facts about our skillful creator…
Favorite VSAM Memory: The entire year, but if he had to pick one thing it would be stopping by Chicago after VIA-1 🏙️
Favorite Food: Sushi 🍣
Fun Fact: On episode 617 of One Piece 🏴‍☠️

Stay tuned for our upcoming interns!🔔🔈

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