International Huskies

Out and About Around the Husky Globe: Summer 2022

Here’s what the UW’s international alumni and friends have been up to during the last few months.

Send-offs Return to Japan

New UW students in Japan

The Japan Huskies and the UW’s Japanese Student Association hosted the first in-person student send-off in two years. The event gives students who are getting ready to study at the UW a chance to connect and learn from current students and alumni in their country before they head to Seattle.

Hong Kong Hoops it Up

Hong Kong Huskies Basketball TeamThe Hong Kong Huskies are back at it again with another season of basketball. As part of Hong Kong’s Humble League, they face off against alumni teams from university’s around the world.

CNBC Profiles Simon Cheong, ’81

Simon Cheong during an interview with CNBC CNBC’s Christine Tan sat down with Singapore Husky Simon Cheong, ’81, to talk about 25 years of building SC Global into an internationally recognized brand in luxury residential development. Watch their interview and find out more he made the switch from investment banker to high-end real estate.

Visiting Friends New and Old

A collage of alumni visit photos We’re traveling again! This spring, Senior Director of International Advancement, Ray Li was able to make visits to several countries in Asia including Thailand and Singapore where he met with alums including Boon Chaya, ’78, Simon Cheong, ’81, and Howe Lee, ’84, as well as the board of the Singapore Huskies.

New President of Hong Kong AmCham will be a Husky

Portrait of Eden Woon

Eden Woon, ’71, was announced as the incoming president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. He is currently the president of the Asian Technology Institute in Thailand and will move to Hong Kong later this year.

CoMotion Celebrates AAPI Innovation

Collage of innovators honored by CoMotion

In celebration of National Asian American, Native Hawai’ian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, CoMotion recognized six UW researchers making significant impact in their fields. These researchers are advancing innovations in biomedical data analysis, biological and medical applications, imaging technology, wearables and human-machine interaction, air quality monitoring and smart mobility solutions.

Husky’s Tenacity Profiled by National Thai Press

Sanpiti Sittipunt and his father at a Husky football game

Thai Husky Sanpiti “Sandee” Sittipunt, ’22, path to graduation included navigating life without hearing. His father, in addition to being the new governor of Bangkok, was one of his biggest advocates. Their story recently made headlines.