Isabel Garcia, host of BOLD, sits down with student leaders from UST's Filipino Student Association (FSA) and Vietnamese Student Associations (VSA) - Cecilia Nguyen, FSA president, Natasha Nguyenphat, FSA vice president, and Hoang An "Em" Nguyen, VSA president - to learn more about how the clubs are fulfilling the needs of Asian students across the campus.
The clubs host activities and events that celebrate their respective cultures, but also invite others to participate in the customs and festivities of the culture. They also take a moment to address the recent wave of violence perpetuated against Asian elders and speak about an upcoming prayer vigil and townhall event where they will pray for peace, understanding and hope.
Both Youssef Ahmed and Margaret Gaston have made the most of their college careers. Ahmed, through his hard work with the biology program and founding the dodgeball club, and Gaston, in the nursing program and serving a a retreat leader for campus ministry. Now, as they graduate and begin the next leg of their journey, they take a moment to reflect and share their knowledge and experience with Isabel Garcia, host of BOLD.
They share the ups and the downs and offer other students a bit of advice on how they can make the most of their own college journey.
After serving as a translator for a group of American doctor's in his home country of Honduras, senior biology major Robert Flores set his sights on becoming a medical doctor too. The road has been challenging but has led him and his family more than a thousand miles away to Houston and the University of St. Thomas where he is preparing for the MCAT and med school. Host Isabel Garcia sits down with Flores to learn more about his journey.
Host Isabel Garcia talks with Alumnus Jose Bolivar '14, Academics Program Manager for Houston Independent School District Emerge Program, and his former student, current UST junior and computer science major Fernando Quintero. Jose was Fernando's teacher in high school and encouraged him to apply to UST because of the benefits of a Catholic, liberal arts education. After helping Fernando receive the same scholarship Jose had while at UST, the two formed a bond that continues to allow them to strive to impact others through education and liberal arts.
Isabel Garcia, the new host of BOLD, introduces herself in her inaugural episode. Isabel’s first interview is with Studio Arts Major Vivian Nie. Vivian is especially BOLD because she is making the most of her college experience by taking advantage of the clubs and activities that University of St. Thomas – Houston has to offer. She started Vitality Dance Project with her friends and also talks about her experience with the Fencing Club. Vivian encourages students to try new things while in college and shares what she’s learned about herself through her clubs and major.