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FANHS Leaders to Speak at Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue (FIND) Conference at Drexel University, Philadelphia - March 28, 2009

http://www.findinc.org/conference2009/speakers.htm

UPDATE: Students organized a highly successful FIND conference at Drexel University. CONGRATS to all!! Here are photos from the 28 March 09 event: http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=8AbsW7Ju3atlEiI

Throughout FIND’s history, many FANHS (Filipino American National Historical Society) leaders have supported FIND as speakers and donors. Dr. Fred Cordova, Dr. Dorothy Fujita-Rony, Oscar Penaranda, Peter Bacho, Dr. Dawn Mabalon, Dr. Patricia Espiritu Halagao, Timoteo Cordova and others have all been speakers and workshop leaders at FIND since the early 1990s. Generations of FANHS youth -- including many students of FANHS Trustee Ray Obispo -- have also served as FIND organizers and leaders. This year, FANHS leaders speaking at FIND include Professor Emily Lawsin of FANHS Michigan Chapter (ope…

Thelma Buchholdt, 3-term FANHS National President, named to Alaska's Hall of Fame

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Titania Buchholdt, daughter of Jon and the late Thelma Buchholdt, recently wrote:



"This bit of news was mentioned to me this evening by Mariecris Gatlabayan, who is the archivist working on Mom's papers. Mom was named to be in the Alaska Women's Hall of Fame!



Thelma Buchholdt is one of 50 women (the inaugural group) to be inducted into the Alaska Women's Hall of Fame this Saturday, March 6, 2009 (6:30 pm, at the BP Center on East Benson Blvd). The list of women to be inducted includes many of Mom's friends and associates. Here's the website: "


http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/news/alaska-women-hall-of-fame-announces-inaugural-class.cfm



This month, the Asian Journal published another story about Thelma.

http://www.asianjournal.com/voice-of-fil-america/72-voice-of-fil-america/1343-thelma-garcia-buchholdt.html

The article opens by stating:

"The life of Thelma Garcia Buchholdt was one full of “firsts”:
The first Asian American elected to the Alaska State Legislature (1…