Watch the Recording!

Recording of the live event held on June 10, 2020.


  • Remarks from Dia Draper, OPAL Director
  • Remarks from Shiella Cervantes, OPAL Assistant Dean
  • Remarks from Kayanat Paracha, OPAL Program Coordinator
  • Gratitude activity, led by Lylia Eng '20 and Karen Zheng '22
  • Recognition of graduating students
  • Messages for graduates
  • Remarks from Sonia Qin and Ariel Xue, DAPAAA Chairs
  • Word search

2020 Celebration

Join us for a virtual celebration as we come together as a community to recognize graduating students, Pan Community Award winners, and more!
The live event will be held on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 6PM EDT.

AAPIHM Gala has been an important community tradition, and we want to involve as many people as possible. Please see below for ways that you can be involved.

Please note: This page will be updated with the Zoom link closer to the date.

Pan Asian Community Awards

OPAL Pan Asian Student Advising would like to recognize individuals and groups who have significantly contributed to the Pan Asian Community at Dartmouth. We invite you to nominate individuals or groups for any of the following awards. Please be thoughtful and thorough when filling out the nomination form.

The deadline for nominations has been extended to Monday, June 1, 2020.

Awards will be announced at the AAPIHM Gala on June 10, 2020.

Award Descriptions:

  • Outstanding Service Award: Awarded to an individual or group in recognition of outstanding service and significant contribution to the Pan Asian community at Dartmouth.
  • Emerging Leader Award: Awarded to an undergraduate student who displays extraordinary initiative and potential to further positively impact the Pan Asian community at Dartmouth.
  • Community Advocate Award: Awarded to an individual or group who has demonstrated a strong commitment to the advancement of the Pan Asian community at Dartmouth through advocacy and social justice.

Submit your nominations at dartgo.org/PACawards2020 by 6/1 at 12pm.

Messages for graduates

We may not be able to gather in person for this year's AAPIHM Gala, but we still want to celebrate this year's graduates! OPAL and AAPIHM are collecting messages of love and support, to be shared from now until virtual AAPIHM Gala.

Submit your messages and shoutouts at http://dartgo.org/PACShoutouts.
These will be posted on the @dartmouthpac Instagram, Facebook, and during our virtual AAPIHM Gala.

If you'd prefer to submit something through email, send your messages to Pan.Asian.Community@dartmouth.edu.

Pan Asian Community Stoles

OPAL is working with the Dartmouth Asian Pacific American Alumni Association and Alumni Relations to provide Pan Asian Community stoles to graduating students. Any student who identifies as part of the AAPI community is welcome to sign up for a stole, regardless of previous involvement with OPAL or student groups.

If you are graduating this term or otherwise participating in the 2020 Commencement and have not yet signed up for a stole, please email shiella@dartmouth.edu.

DAPAAA Virtual Yearbook

In the face of conditions and changes brought about by the current public health situation, the Dartmouth Asian Pacific American Alumni Association (DAPAAA)  recognizes that many students will be losing out not only on the experience of their final spring semesters but also on the milestone that is college graduation. 

In the spirit of thus recognizing the graduates and welcoming our newest alumni class, we are introducing the DAPAAA Virtual Yearbook as a platform to showcase you!

While you may not be able to see each other in person, hopefully this will allow you an alternative space to share celebration with your peers, your family, and your friends. Visit this link to submit a photo, bio, and/or acknowledgments to be uploaded to this virtual yearbook. Stay safe, stay healthy, and enjoy your spring!