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Asian Alumni Affiliate Group

2021 Student Awards Ceremony

Friday. May 7, 2021 at 6pm EST

Each year, the Asian Alumni Affiliate Group of the Alumni Association of CCNY recognizes and motivates high achieving students who have demonstrated a record of service to the community.


The student award winners for 2021 are:

Jiale Chen (Class of 2023)

Annabelle Surya (Class of 2023)

Each student will receive a $1500 stipend. These two remarkable students have

demonstrated academic prowess and amply exhibited strong personal values of

hard work and commitment to their communities.

We also have special guest speakers, President of the Alumni Association Gary Calnek, and beloved CCNY Professors Ngee-Pong Chang, and M.T. Chang

Friday, May 7, 2021

6:00 - 7:00 PM 

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Jiale Chen immigrated to the United States from China when he was 15. Settling in Elmhurst, Queens, he learned English, attended Newtown High School, studied diligently, and worked to graduate with an Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors, excelling in Mathematics and Science. With a 1400 SAT score, he enrolled as a Chemical Engineering major in CCNY, where he has earned a 3.946 GPA. Jiale also volunteers his time as the Event Coordinator for the Society for Asian Students and Engineers and serves as a tutor for City Tutors and The Urban Scholars Program, as well as helping build a research database for the Queens Public Library.

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Annabelle Surya was born in North Carolina and grew up in Queens. Her parents immigrated to the U.S. from Indonesia. When she was 13, her family moved from New York to Minnesota where she attended secondary school and dedicated her free time to serving non-profit organizations, including Feed My Starving Children and Habitat for Humanity. Upon her return to New York in 2018, Annabelle started at the CCNY School of Architecture, where she has earned a 3.84 GPA. She also volunteers with Students for Art Media and Education, helping create videos, documenting campus events, and interviewing students. She is also active in community affairs and is the head of the digital team at Father’s Love Church, creating weekly announcement videos and serves as a backup singer in both English and Indonesian services.  

Please join us in recognizing and congratulating Jiale and Annabelle on 5/07/21 at 6pm EST

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