Established in 2021, Davidson Asian South Asian Pacific Islander Alumni Network (DASAPIAN) exists to advocate for and support Asian, South Asian and Pacific Islander (ASAPI) students and alumni.

DASAPIAN seeks to inspire and engage Davidson's ASAPI students and alumni academically, socially, and professionally and create meaningful, lasting connections between alumni, students and the Davidson College community.


2023-24 DASAPIAN Leadership Team

Yeeva Cheng '15, Co-Chair
Beadsie Woo '86, Co-Chair
Paige Logan '14, Student-Alumni Liaison
Audrey Meigs '23, Social Media & Communications Lead
Ashley Ip '22, Historian

Get Involved

If you are interested in getting involved with DASAPIAN, have a program idea, or would like to host a DASAPIAN-related event in your city, please contact Sarah Taylor, Associate Director of Alumni and Family Engagement.


The Davidson Asian South Asian Pacific Islander Alumni Network Award recognizes students for their contributions to Asian South Asian Pacific Islander (ASAPI) communities. The awardees demonstrated a combination of academic, activist, and/or advocacy services to the community.

Learn more about the 2023 awardees:

Christine Ahn '23, a political science and interdisciplinary studies major whose thesis focuses on Asian Americans and higher education, has shown consistent commitment to the ASAPI community by leading the Pan Asian Student Association during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic and her continued work with Korean students at Davidson.

Audrey Meigs '23, a political science major, interned with NC Asian Americans Together, OCA Asian Pacific Advocates National, the 1882 Foundation, and OCA Asian Pacific Advocates in Washington, D.C. As the president of the Pan Asian Students Association, Audrey helped launch a mentoring program to connect ASAPI first-year students with upper-class students and current students with alumni.

Arshi Husain '26 serves as the social media manager for the Pan Asian Student Association (PASA). In her role, she has helped organize the Lunar New Year celebration and collaborated with the South Asian Student Association (SASA) on Chai chats. Arshi is also an advocate for international and Muslim students on campus.

Daniel Lee '26 collaborated with the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion, the Deliberative Citizenship Initiative, the political science and English departments, Korean Student Association, the Pan Asian Student Association and Center for Political Engagement to bring the director of CHOSEN to campus for a screening and Q&A on the documentary which chronicles five Korean American congressional candidates in the 2020 election.

Spotlight on Programming

In April 2023, members of the Pan Asian Student Association (PASA) celebrated the end of the year and presented graduating seniors with their stoles. The event featured remarks from Beadsie Woo '86, Yeeva Cheng '15, Minne Iwamoto '91 and Ashley Ip '22. 

a compilation of images from a celebration where people are gifting graduation stoles and listening to speeches
a group of students and adults standing on a brick patio and smiling