UCI VSA 21st Rose Pageant

Rose Pageant 2022 Ticket ReservationHello Everyone!

We are extremely excited to invite you all to VSA UCI’s 21st Annual Rose Pageant! Each year, Rose Pageant has become a tradition for the Vietnamese community to come together and show pride in their culture, people, and heritage. Vietnamese Women throughout Southern California joins one another in embracing Vietnamese culture. This year’s theme is “A Vietnamese Woman’s Dream: Ước Mơ Người Phụ Nữ Việt” Every girl shines differently with her own goals, aspirations, and dreams. With this theme, we wish to help each Rose discover her dream and cultural heritage

$12 Will-Call / $15 At-the-Door
Please Venmo @RosePageant2022 asap to reserve a ticket before they run out! We will close Will-Call reserved prices on January 28th 11:59 PM. You will be emailed a QR code for your ticket for the event along with your seat number. Please put your name in the note area. PLEASE TURN OFF PURCHASE MODE WHEN YOU PAY
Cancelation policy: You can cancel and get a full refund anytime up to 3 days before the event. That means Wed, Jan 26th 11:59pm will be the deadline to cancel. After that date, we will not be able to issue you a refund.

Please note that since it is assigned seating all seats are first come first serve. If you would like to sit with your friends, please buy tickets together. Our tickets are subject to sell out as well, once we sell out we will close the form!
Covid Safety Protocols: To help protect our community and our Rose Pageant contestants and staff, we do require VACCINATION CARDS and NEGATIVE COVID TESTS (for all students attendees), and MASKS kept on at all times while indoors. Please bring a copy or photo of these materials as we WILL be checking at the door.
For community members: please present either VACCINATION CARDS or NEGATIVE COVID TESTS; and mask are required at all time.
Để đảm bảo sự an toàn cho người đi xem, và những người biểu diễn trong chương trình, xin vui lòng trình diện thẻ vắc-xin và giấy chứng âm tính bệnh COVID-19 khi đến xem chương trình. Xin vui lòng đeo khẩu trang khi ở trong kháng đài.

Location: Saigon Performing Arts Center (address: 16149 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708)

Doors Opens / Check-in Starts at 5:00 PM
Event: Saturday, January 29th, 2022 5:30PM – 10:30PM

Please contact our Rose Pageant Directors, Anh Hoang (hoangap@uci.edu) or Thao Nguyen (thaomn1@uci.edu) if you have any questions and we look forward to seeing you all soon!


The UCI Vietnamese American Alumni Chapter





2020 UCI VAAC Reunion

Dear anteaters,

Heartfelt thank you to those who showed up and/or helped out with the wonderful 2020 reunion.  To those who could not make it, hope to see you at the next reunion.

Please join and support the UCI VAAC by following this link:

Happy Tết to you and yours!

UC Irvine undergrads open free clinic in Garden Grove


Happy Holidays and A Wonderful 2016 Anteaters!


Vietnamese American Oral History Project at UC Irvine – VAOHP


This event is FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

Please join us for the grand opening celebration of the exhibition that will include a reception, live singing, music, and activities for the family. Come meet the curators, exhibition designers, artist, and featured individuals!

Official ceremony at 1:00. Activities will be on-going all day.

We hope to see you there! Share your photos with us using #vietfocus.


VIETNAMESE FOCUS: Generations of Stories showcases the diversity of the Vietnamese community in Orange County, California, the largest outside of Vietnam. OC Parks in partnership with the UC Irvine Vietnamese American Oral History Project (VAOHP) present this exhibition, which includes interactive features, photographs, documents, artifacts, ephemera, original artwork by Trinh Mai, and oral histories from VAOHP and the UCI Libraries Orange County & Southeast Asian Archive Center (OC&SEAA), as well as materials from private collections.

For more information regarding our exhibition, parking, & nearby restaurants, visit our website at: sites.uci.edu/vaohp/programs/events/events-vietnamesefocus/

Interested in volunteering? Contact Chelsea Trinh at trinhcn@uci.edu for more information

UCI VNA Flashes from the Past by Mary Rose Hoang

2015 uci alumni reunion luncheon

dear anteaters and friends,
you and yours are cordially invited to the 2015 uci vietnamese alumni reunion luncheon.

all class years are welcome.  please spread the words to your uci friends.

in collaboration with the current uci vsa, this reunion luncheon is confirmed for:
sunday august 16, 2015 12pm-3pm

doheny beach abcd room, uci student center

$50 / person

after subtracting all expenses and token maintenance reserve, any left over fund will be donated to the current uci vsa.

to help out the organizers, please rsvp asap and pay in advance by August 8, 2015

when rsvping, include your class year if applicable:  chauci@gmail.com

make check out to:  mai-dao ta

and mail it to:  chau nguyen
15627 brookhurst street

westminster, ca 92683

thank you and looking forward to seeing most of you soon.
zottingly yours,


Regret to inform

We lost another distinguished anteater today.
Please rest in peace anh Truc Quang Vu 1959-2015.
Our heartfelt condolences and prayers to your family during this time.