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January 2016 Newsletter
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January 2016 Edition
Dear Ascend Members and Supporters,

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing break. I am so excited for 2016 and for all of our upcoming events, including the 2016 Ascend National Convention at Disneyland on July 30 – August 1. This year's theme is “Dare to Dream, Be Extraordinary, Ascend!”. Stay tuned for more details. Join us in July and bring your family to the most magical place on earth!

Lastly, I want to thank you for your loyalty and support for Ascend – I look forward to a productive and successful 2016!

Warmest Regards,

Jeff Chin
President, Ascend



2016 Ascend National Convention & Career Fair,
July 30 – August 1,
The Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, CA

Join us on July 30-August 1 at Disneyland! Our theme “Dare to Dream, Be Extraordinary, Ascend!” highlights the convention's new content and trailblazing speakers. We will announce further details as they become available. We look forward to seeing you there!

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Convention team at

7th Annual AscendNAAMBA Conference & Career Exposition is coming to NYC

Join us September 9-10 at the New York Midtown Hilton. More information coming soon. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at
We're Social! | Find us at @AscendNAAMBA on Twitter, like us on Facebook and connect with us on LinkedIn!

Ascend Houston Chapter's LEAD Series
Ascend Houston chapter was grateful to have Lisa Ong, Director of PwC's Office of Diversity, come in from Dallas to present at the Houston LEAD series session on December 2, 2015. Referencing her own personal experiences and the insights obtained from her role as an executive and professional coach, Lisa provided the packed house with great advice. Topics covered included: building leadership skills and your personal brand, recognizing cultural differences and bridging those gaps while staying authentic to yourself, and connecting with others and building relationships, including reaching outside your comfort zone.



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Congratulations to our New Ascend Chapter Presidents!

We are pleased to announce that Susan Chung has been appointed as the President of the Midwest Chapter and Bartholomew Jae as the President of the New England Chapter. Big congratulations to both!

Ascend National First Student Chapter Contest - San Francisco State University (SFSU) & Baruch College Winners

Recently, you might have noticed heightened awareness and volunteer recruiting efforts for AARP Foundation Tax-Aide in partnership with Ascend. Part of these efforts included a Student Chapter Contest created by the Ascend National Tax-Aide Program Manager and West Coast Executive Director, Livia Ching, to pit the 34 student chapters of Ascend and AscendNAAMBA against each other in a lively competition to find out which chapter could recruit the most volunteers for the program. SFSU came in with the most volunteer recruits with Baruch College student chapter coming in a close second. SFSU student leadership was recognized with certificates of achievement at the annual NorCal Chapter Holiday Party on December 8th, 2015 in SF. The Baruch College student chapter will be honored by the NY Metro professional chapter leaders at a Student Etiquette Workshop at a forthcoming event in early 2016. Congratulations to both student chapters! To find out more about Tax-Aide services (volunteer recruitment period has closed), click here. To find out more about these winning student chapters, visit and

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