Alumni Chapters in North America
Facebook: ICU Alumni Boston Chapter
Representative: Shigeru Miyagawa (ID 75)
Message from the Representative:
Boston chapter currently has roughly 50 members who are registered in our mailing list. We meet once or twice a year for dinner to share ideas and experiences, and to welcome new members. Last year, we welcomed Satomi Matsumura (class of ’69) as Vice President of the Boston chapter. Satomi taught Japanese language for many years at Harvard. The assistant to the President, Ayaka Masumoto (Class of ’06) completed her Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders and is now working as a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist.
ICU alumnus (‘61) Dr. Yasuyuki Horie and his late wife endowed the Horie Takematsu & Koh Scholarship at ICU several years ago. The $2,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a top student in the natural sciences. Dr. Horie, who currently lives in New Mexico, visited ICU for the first time in 58 years on Tuesday, September 24.
JICUF Executive Director Paul Hastings Speaks at Institute of International Education Workshop in Vietnam
Earlier this month, JICUF Executive Director Paul Hastings was invited by the Institute of International Education to speak at a workshop in Vietnam on the topic of refugee higher education. JICUF’s scholarship program for Syrian students, the Syrian Scholars Initiative, is the only private sponsorship program hosted by a university in Japan and has garnered much interest among the international community. ICU Professor Osamu Arakaki also participated in the workshop.
On Friday, September 13th, JICUF hosted a 70th Anniversary Dinner at Riverside Church in New York City. 113 alumni and friends attended the event from the New York Metro Area, Boston, Washington D.C. and beyond. Chair of the ICU Board and alumnus Hirotaka Takeuchi was the keynote speaker.