Chinese Historical Society of New England celebrates 21 years
By Ling-Mei Wong
The Chinese Historical Society of New England held its annual meeting and dinner on Sept. 27 at the China Pearl. More than a hundred guests attended the event.
The historical society presented its Sojourner Award to South Cove Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for offering cultural and linguistic health care to seniors in the community.
Two students received the $500 CHSNE/Waterman-Waring-Langone Scholarship, which is renewable for three years. Cindy Shaw, a freshman at Boston University, and Kent Chan, a freshman at Harvard University, received the awards. They joined six other recipients of the scholarship already enrolled in college.
A new scholarship was established in honor of long-term CHSNE volunteer Noreen Chung, who passed away Jan. 23. Victor Liang, freshman at Northeastern University, received the scholarship, which is also for $500 that is renewable each year. Unlike the CHSNE/Waterman-Waring-Langone Scholarship, it has a preference for American-born high school graduates who read and write Chinese, and speak Cantonese.
CHSNE named Susan Chinsen to be part-time managing director. Executive director Nancy Eng will step down after 2013.
CHSNE’s 2012-2013 board members include president Sherry Dong, vice president Wing-kai To, treasurer David Chang, clerk Shauna Lo, Carmen Chan, Peter Chan, Thomas Chin, Stephanie Fan, Peter Kiang, York Lo, Manyee Tang, Allan Tow, Richard Wing, Joseph Yeung and Da Zheng.
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