Event Details

Virtually join fellow Cornellians, friends, and family worldwide to celebrate CAAA, the accomplishments of our honorees the Ho Family, and
the Year of the Tiger.

Saturday, January 29, 2022
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EST

Zoom Link provided with Registration
Dress Code: Your favorite zoom outfit!

Hosted by:
Co-Chairs Irene H.S. So ‘61 and Joy C. Hou ‘98

Auction: Live Now!

Check out our Virtual Auction HERE

Closes on January 29th at 8:15 p.m. EST.

Event Schedule

7:00 p.m. Program Begins
8:15 p.m. Online Auction Ends
8:30 p.m. Show ends, Breakout rooms begin
9:30 p.m. Breakout room sessions end

About the Event

This free event includes cultural performances from students and global alumni performers, a silent auction, and remarks from the Ho Family and University representatives. Proceeds from ticket sales, donations, and the Harney & Sons Fine Teas custom green tea blend will all go towards funding the two endowed CAAA Tradition Fellowships and endowed CAAA undergraduate scholarship program. Proceeds from the silent auction will go towards the Asian and Asian American Center (A3C). Souvenirs and drink offerings are available through the registration page.

Our Honorees

The Ho Family

Hau Wong Ho BEP ’55
Christine Ma Ho AB ’61
Mui Ho BS ’62, BArch ’66
Jet K.S. Ho AB ’91

Registration Details

Kindly consider a Celebration Attendee donation of $40 or higher, and $20 for young alumni.
Any amount will be appreciated.

See Registration for additional donation levels and Cornell Giving Society tiered donations.

From the Honorees

Christine: “Cornell taught me how to think which led me through all my life experiences in the last 60 years. Thanks to Cornell, I met my wonderful husband Hau Wong.”

Hau Wong: “My Cornell education gave me a broader view of things in life, money and success are not the only goals, education, environmental issues are just as important. Endeavors toward harmony among nations are most important at the moment.

Grateful our son Jet received a Cornell education as well, a strong basis of values on which the family think and behave.”

Mui: “The gift was made in gratitude for the excellent education we received from Cornell and in recognition of Cornell’s Asian alumni.”

Jet: “Living a world where opinions often overpower facts, I am grateful for learning the fundamentals how to carry out independent research at Cornell. This intellectual mindset carried me through research in graduate school, leading into a career path in clinical medicine. All of these training brings professional satisfaction as a practicing physician in a large physician group in California.

Aside from career development, the campus life offered many opportunities to explore the outdoors and winter sports. The excitement from skating and skiing, now I can share with my family, began in the college days.

From our gratitude towards our Alma Mater, my family has been delighted to be given the opportunity to make our school better for the younger generation.”

Imprints on Campus

Ho Plaza

Located at the crossroads of campus, Ho Plaza serves as Cornell’s town square. Here, between Willard Straight Hall and the Cornell Store, students chalk announcements of upcoming events and make their voices heard, hoisting signs and encouraging passers-by to sign petitions. Day or night you’ll find students on their way to and from class or the library.

Mui Ho Fine Arts Library

One of the largest academic art and architecture libraries in the Northeast, the Mui Ho Fine Arts Library offers an ever-expanding collection of materials on architecture, art, city and regional planning, landscape architecture, and photography in various formats and in multiple languages.

Learn more about our 2022 Honorees’ contributions to campus and the student experience during our program!

Online Silent Auction

The link to view the Auction offerings will go live here on January 24th.
Auction will open on January 24th at noon.
Auction will close 15 minutes to event end, on January 29th.

Proceeds will go to the A3C (the Asian and Asian American Center)


Big Red Big Green Tea : ($25)

To honor the Ho Family, Michael Harney ‘77 of Harney & Sons Fine Teas has created a very limited amount of a custom green tea blend, the Big Red Big Green Tea.

All proceeds from the custom Cornell blend will be donated to our CAAA student scholarships, and CAAA would like to thank Mike for his continued generosity and support.


For higher donation amounts, alumni will receive limited edition CAAA souvenirs. More details on the registration page. These donations go towards funding the two endowed CAAA Tradition Fellowships and endowed CAAA undergraduate scholarship program.

If alumni wish to donate directly to the Cornell Asian Alumni Association, please email our Treasurer, Praveen Anumolu ‘01 at pa34@cornell.edu


CAAA would like to thank:
Diversity Alumni Programs and the A3C for their continued support. Michael Harney ‘77 and Harney & Sons Fine Teas for their event support, and donation to the CAAA student fellowships and scholarship. A3C intern Bonny Wong ‘23 for her assistance in graphic design and communications materials.

Event Questions? Email Irene H.S. So ‘61 and Joy C. Hou ‘98 at  2022PanAsianCelebration@gmail.com.

Registration Questions? Email Brendan West at btw27@cornell.edu

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