Fall 2014 was the start of our VSA Families program. Families are communities within VSA that help students find friends and survive college. Sometimes joining an organization seems tough. People know each other and you have no idea what to do. In 2014, Families program succeeded in creating a web of support for VSA members.
2017-2018 School Year
Wildfire Fam: Anna Chainaranont & Will Phan
Gamma Ray Burst Fam: Janie Nguyen & Brandon Nguyen
Lightning Fam: Cynthia Co & Alec Han
Cyclone Fam: Alex Thai & Dang Vu
Avalanche Fam: Alycia Truong & Matt Nguyen
Here's a recap of the past families.
2016-2017 School Year
Fire Fam: Aaron Ho & Charlene Morrison
Earth Fam: Devin Nguyen & Ellen Dangtran
Air Fam: Yen Nguyen & Thuy Vi
Water Fam: Bach Nguyen & Dang Vu
Linh Nguyen & Natalie Ngan Nguyen
Linh is a Geophysics major and Natalie is studying Pre-Optometry. Linh is a senior, while Natalie is a junior, both from Vietnam.
- Natalie is known as the best Vietnamese cook and has been cooking since her freshman year at Texas A&M.
- Linh enjoys eating any food cold, you name it: rice, waffles and even burgers.
Marquis Ellis & Andrea Tran
Marquis is a GIS (Geo Information Systems) major and Andrea is a Biology major. Marquis is from Midland and Andrea is from Houston. Marquis is a junior and Andrea is a freshman.
- Marquis is a proud brother of Gamma Beta Omicron Class.
- Andrea is a shoe collector and owns over 20 different pairs of tennis shoes.
Sean Nguyen & Eunice Lim
Sean is a sophomore, BIMS major from Houston, Texas. Eunice is a junior, English major from Madison, New Jersey.
- Sean loves to dance and is a choreographer for VSA modern.
- Eunice is a lovely sister in the sorority, Rho Delta Chi.
Eric Jung & Rochelle Peng
Eric is VSA's sports Chair!! He's running our Ultimate Frisbee and Battle ship teams. Rochelle is the rush chair for Sigma Phi Omega, so if your'e interested in finding a sisterhood just ask her about it.
- Eric has enough watches to wear a different one everyday for two weeks.
- Rochelle has like 20 dimples on her face. She talks about it a lot.
Theresa comes from Austin, but we like her anyways. Her interests include dancing, petroleum engineering, and being a good bear mom.
- Theresa used to be part of the Hyline team at Westlake.
- Theresa is also really active with the Student Engineers' Council.
David Galaviz and Monica Nguyen
David's part of the Gamma Beta fraternity. He likes Yu Gi Oh cards and playing soccer. Monica is a College Station native, she knows this place better than any of us.
- David once push down our own player during intramural soccer.
- Monica calls herself a potato.
Jason is also from Austin. He's been part of VSA for quite a while and really likes playing League of Legends. He hosted one of the tournaments for VSA.
- Jason is an Applied Mathematics major.
- Jason is a very tall person with impaired vision. He is easily spotted in a crowded room.
Fall 2014 & Spring 2015
Parents: Kayla Nguyen and Tim Lai
Kayla and Tim are pictured front and center.
The Dino Fam kids wanted to recreate an awkward family portrait. Does it look like one?
Kayla and Tim are always being asked for a group photo by them even though Tim hates being in photos
It's Dino tradtion to take a photo at every event possible. They like looking back at the memories.
Parents: Tiffany Nguyen and Duy Tran
Duy is the charmander in the back, and Tiffany is in the center with the red ears.
Fox Fam loves dressing up for the occasion. They put effort into having fun and going out.
Parents: Loan Nguyen and Yen Nguyen
The female members of Cat Fam perfected the art of looking good in photos. The men not so much. Loan is in the right photo and the farthest on the left. Yen is in the right photo at the very center.
Cat Fam took a road trip to Florida for spring break. Their friendship was deep and they enjoyed travelling as a group.
Cat Fam members participated in Fusion Fiesta by showcasing Vietnamese culture through dance.
Parents: Jennifer Duong and Justin Gonzales
The Chicken Fam involved our sportiest and hungriest members. They really helped us out during intramurals!
Chicken Fam enjoyed taking cute selfies, they never shy from a photo! Jennifer is in the top left photo with the stuffed marshmallows. Justin is in the bottom left with the glasses.
When not playing sports, Chicken Fam enjoyed studying and making weird foods together
Dino & Fox Secret Santa 2014
Shout out to Rochelle and Monica for making Dino & Fox Secret Santa not only possible, but a huge success. They took initiative in creating and running the event.
David was Vinh's secret santa. He did such a good job of getting everything Vinh wanted that Vinh cried tears of joy.
David got Yugioh cards for secret santa, as you can see he loved it and so did Duy. You may not notice it, but only boys are excited for $10 gifts. The girls are happy but not as emotional.
Tiffany is ecstatic over the onesie that Rochelle got her. Rochelle is a parent for the 2015-2016 year and she'll be very capable of leading her Rat Fam.