U.S. College Fair
Representatives from the four American
universities are joined on stage by Ace! EducationUSA staff and students at
the college fair held at Le Meridien Hotel.
By Shana Kongmun
Ace! The Academy for U.S. Education, affiliated with the U.S. State
Department’s EducationUSA Global Network, welcomed representatives from four
U.S. universities at a University Fair held at Le Meridien Hotel on
Wednesday, October 10, 2012. Representatives included Michelle Kort from
University of Connecticut, Rebecca Sprinson from University of Oregon, Ann
Rahmat from Miami University in Ohio and Audra Gerlach from University of
Minnesota. Each woman took the stage to talk to the audience of interested
students and parents about scholarships for international students,
admissions procedures, the programs their schools offer, as well as campus
life. Ace! holds college fairs regularly for graduating seniors interested
in furthering their education abroad. For more information see
Zonta Adopts Orphans
Zonta members and kids from the Adopt an
Orphan program in a group photo at the Red Cross on Saturday, October 6.
By Margaret Bhadungzong
The Zonta Adopt an Orphan ZAO has been an ongoing project since 2010 for
the Zonta Chiang Mai Club. The orphans’ families have been affected by
HIV crisis impact. At the moment there are twelve students in the ZAO
program receiving financial support for their education. The students
are also encouraged to develop their own particular skill in art, music,
dancing and even vegetable carving. The students are supported by the
ZAO program until they complete the last year of high school.
The education funds are the result of a fundraising campaign, “Children
Helping Children” started by Z Joyce Morgan. Students from the
international schools were asked to take home canisters to raise money
from their family members and friends during a three week period. The
participating schools were PTIS, Lanna International School, Varee
International School and Chiang Mai International School. Z Asiyah
Intaraprasart who is chairman of the ZAO introduced collection boxes
placed at twenty leading businesses in Chiang Mai and Bangkok to raise
The most senior student of the ZAO program is now studying at the Chiang
Mai Rajaphat College. His deejay talents enable him to serve as
volunteer in the community radio network. Zonta Past President Jiamjit
Boonsom was able to find a Bangkok-based sponsor for his education
On Saturday, October 6, 2012 Past President Jiamjit Boonsom and
President of Zonta Raya Luelai presented donations to the students at
the Red Cross building.
Additional Zonta Chiang Mai members on the ZAO committee are: Z Suwannee
Roncoroni, Z Suvimol Limlenglert, Charter President Somboon Supasert and
Past President Margaret Bhadungzong.
President Raya Luelai presents a donation to
one of the children.