9/26 Meet and Greet

Hi APIE friends,

Thank you to those who were able to attend the BC Employees of Color Meet and Greet on Sept 26. It was a huge success as over 50 employees from various departments on campus talked, ate, and laughed with one another. Huge thanks to Donna Miguel, Beabe Akpojovwo, and  Sayumi Irey and everyone that was involved in making this event happen. It was unanimous that we should have a meet and greet at least quarterly.


Over 20 API new friends signed up to receive news/events about our club. We also need to support our student group: The Asian and Pacific Islander Student Association (APISA) club here on campus.  The students meet on Thursdays 12:30-1:30, in C103.

meetMeet and Greet event on 9/26, photo credit D. Miguel


One of our group’s purpose is to share information about upcoming professional development opportunities. I would like to share a couple of conferences that I am aware of:

  1. 21st annual Faculty and Staff of Color Conference, Nov. 2-4, 2016 in Spokane, WA $300 registration fee + travel and lodging expenses. For more infohttps://www.regonline.com/builder/site/default.aspx?EventID=1784303
  2. 2016 UNITE Summit (Southeast Asian Education Summit), Sat, Oct. 29, 2016 at Highline College. Free registration. More info on the upcoming events page and https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdkbAT1db-ym3iW1fb43pKJTY-m4l-kN-2_SR1kC0MFdCjhCg/viewform?c=0&w=1. They are looking for volunteers, so contact them soon!

Do you know of any upcoming professional development opportunities? If so, please let us know so we can get the word out.   Our APIE affinity group is a great place to network, make new friends, find a mentor or discuss professional development opportunities. Please invite others to join!  As the saying goes “the more the merrier.” We are always looking for volunteers to update the webpage or host a party/meeting at their house.

BC Affinity Groups Potluck & Wings Cook-off



You’re invited to our first annual Potluck and Wings Cook Off

What: BC Employees Affinity Groups Potluck & Wings Cook-off !

When: Mon 9/12 10:30am-1:30pm

Where: Cafeteria, C130A/B. Please bring a dish to share. For those who wish to compete in the Wings Cook-off, bring your favorite wings. Let’s see who will take home the “Chicken Trophy”.  Hope to see you there!

(Sponsored by BC Affinity Groups)


Our first APIE potluck event!

Potluck event, Wed Aug 10,  5:15pm-7pm.

We met, we ate, we laughed, we ate some more! Nora hosted our first API get together at her beautiful house. Guests brought homemade stir-fry dishes, pot stickers, fruit, sushi, drinks and yummy desserts to share. Thank you Nora for opening your house and everyone that came!

We are looking for input on how often we should meet and where.  If you have any ideas or input please comment below.  Looking forward to meeting new friends at the next event!  Excited to get our resource group off the ground and looking for assistance on managing the website, developing slogan/logo, creating goals and mission statement etc. Please spread the word and let others know about our affinity group.


[photo credit Jenny L.]