June 20th, 2014

BU Momentum in Beijing

Campaign celebrations in Asia

On March 28–30, Beijing, China, became the site of the largest gathering of alumni outside of the U.S. in BU’s history. More than 300 BU alumni, parents, and friends attended, traveling from 12 countries. The event was appropriately titled BU Momentum—signifying Asia’s increasing presence at BU, and the growing impact of Asian alumni on the University.

The three-day event combined BU’s fifth Asian Alumni Festival and its fifth Asian Business Forum—plus a celebration of the BU School of Management’s centennial and the first Campaign for Boston University event in East Asia—into a single opportunity to celebrate the energy, growth, and future of Boston University.

Great Hall

Beijing’s Great Hall of the People—home to legislative and diplomatic activity in China—decorated for BU.

The crowd.

Alumni and friends gather for a welcome dinner featuring performers from across Asia.

Young Jae Han

Young Jae Han (GSM’79), President BU Asian Alumni Assoc.

VIVA Girls

VIVA Girls play traditional Chinese instruments in pop style at The Campaign for Boston University Celebration Dinner at the Great Hall of the People.

Shong and Peng

Trustee Hugo Shong (COM’87, GRS’92) realizes one of his life goals by singing alongside his classmate, the opera singer Guiping Deng (CFA’90, ’91), at the campaign celebration.

The toast.

Michael T. Lee (GSM’86) and Weiqiang Han (GRS’89, GSM’89) receive the School of Management Distinguished Alumni Award from Dean Kenneth Freeman at the SMG Centennial Luncheon.

Private Equity panel

Trustees Robert A. Knox (CAS’74, GSM’75) and Hugo Shong, and BUAA Taiwan Pres. Vincent Hsieh (LAW’92)

Fun group pose_IDG

SMG alumni stop for a photo op in front of the School’s 100th anniversary banner.


Back row, from left: Claire Chin (CFA’99), Donald Bollella (LAW’88, GSM’98), Michaela Fuller, Muriel Nichols, Subhajati Angsuvarnsiri (GSM’77), Maneechit Suwanasilapa (MET’97), Karen Engelbourg, Jaewon Jung, Alyce Nicolo (COM’07), Hyun Shin (SMG’95), Robert Hildreth, Paul Oen (GSM’97), Timothy Beardsley (GSM’08), Stephen Hsiao, Sandy Beardsley, Jeanne Knox, Beverly Brown, Graham Wilson, Virginia Sapiro, Ernest Gallo, Jack Hsiao (CAS’92).
Front row, from left: Kimi Takeda, Nobuichiro Takeda (GSM’91), Diane Hall, Ann Hsiao (COM’92), Ryan Roth Gallo (LAW’99)

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