Philippine History at UMich

    The 1900s

    The 1900s

    ’01: The first UMich Filipino students, Juan Tecson, Santiago Artiaga, and Lorenzo Onrubia, as seen in the picture to the right, attend UMich

    '23: Philipine-Michigan Club is founded

    ’60: Philippine-Michigan Club mentioned in The Michiganensian (yearbook)

    ’69: Philippine-Michigan Club mentioned in Ann Arbor News

    ’86: FASA founded

    ’94: FASA hosts the National Filipino American Youth Association (NFAYA) conference

    The 2000s

    The 2000s

    ‘00: FASA was the host of the Midwest Association of Filipino Americans (MAFA)

    ‘00: Mekeni Abe (Come Here Friend). This event held on the Diag, filled Central Campus with Philippine history displays, food, dancing, and spoken word.

    ’04: FASA introduced the University of Michigan campus to Philippine Culture Night (PCN)

    ’14: FASA awarded “Most Cultural” and “Most Philanthropic” [Org] by MAFA

    ‘15: FASA hosts Midwest Filipino American Summit (MFAS)

    ’16: FASA received third place in UIC Battle of the Bamboo

    ‘17: FASA celebrates 30 years since founding

    ’20: FASA awarded “Outstanding Cultural Awareness Program” during A/PIA Heritage Month