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Charting Diverse Pathways: Alex Park ’24, Diana Kim ’25 research first women of Asian descent to attend the College

Created by Diana Kim ’25 and Alex Park ’24, the Charting Diverse Pathways exhibit aims to promote visibility for the Asian Pacific Islander and Middle Eastern community at the College. The exhibit tracks the lives of the first three Asian American women to attend the College: Hatsuye Yamasaki Kajiwara ’37, Margaret Lee Masters ’45 and Beatrice Fujiwara Sakai ’53.

Exhibit Shares Stories of First Asian Students at W&M

“Pu Kao Chen: Thoughts of 1923 U.S. & W&M” explores the experiences of Pu Kao Chen, a 1923 graduate of William & Mary and the first Asian student to attend the university. The research project is part of the Asian Centennial at W&M, which celebrates the contribution of the preceding generations of students of Asian, Pacific Islander and Middle Eastern descent.