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Asian Centennial

100 years of Asian students at W&M

William & Mary will celebrate the Asian Centennial commemorating the admission of Chen Pu-Kao 陈步高 '23, our first student from Asia and celebrating the contribution of the preceding generations of students of Asian, Pacific Islander and Middle Eastern descent.

This auspicious milestone allows us to reflect on the onset of inclusion amidst the overwhelming exclusion of African Americans from matriculating in the university.

The programming we are curating for our community is intended to become a platform for our university community for conversation and discernment towards how we can build on the seeds of inclusion and belonging within William & Mary that made possible the stories of our earlier students like Chen Pu-Kao. All are welcome to the Asian Centennial events.