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Wei Cai is Student Employee of the Year for 2019

wei caiThe Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success (CMASS) congratulates Wei Cai who was named Gerald F. Scanlon Student Employee of the Year.Wei is one of 10 recipients of this award. Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy and Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and Campus Life, Enku Gelaye presented the award to him on May 2, 2019..

Wei is one of 10 recipients of the Gerald F. Scanlon Award which was presented to him by Chancellor Kumble Subaswammy and Vice Chancellor Enku Gelaye on May 2, 2019 in the historical Old Chapel of UMass.

Wei has worked at UMass as a webwriter/creative IT since 2017.  From creating flyers to producing videos, Wei has a wide range of responsibilities.  As a web writer, Wei covers events on campus and produces stories for the CMASS website and social media.

In addition, he has led the Marketing and Publicity area with staying current on media trends.  We are now publishing content that is more thoughtful and building a digital community.  With Wei's knowledge of the intricate workings of social media, there is more variety in our published content; we now post articles, photos, more videos and flyers to engage our students, viewers and readers.  Digital media has since become an integral part of CMASS brand voice.  An embedded audio-montage and several photo stories are now the latest highlights featured in our digital publications all authored by Wei.  Read more...


CMASS Senior Recognition

On Tuesday, April 30, the Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success hosted the 9th Annual Senior Recognition Ceremony. Thank you to all those who came to recognize the achievements of our students. View photos from the event here


In the Spotlight: Nathalie Amazan '20

Nathalie Amazan '20 shares her experience as a student and leader on campus and how the Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success played a role in helping her. She has been involved with CEPA and SGA, and is currently a teaching assistant in the Afro-Am department. View the video here


In the Spotlight: Evan Wang '20

Evan Wang '20 talks about his passions and how the Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success supported him every step of the way. View the video here


YKCC Hosts 2nd Annual Heritage Month Dinner

2nd Annual APIA Heritage Month Dinner

By: Wei Cai | The Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center hosted its 2nd Annual APIA Heritage Month Dinner. The dinner featured the ANGRY ASIAN GIRLS and keynote speaker, Prof. Caroline Yang. View the full story.


Photo Story: Significance of the Lei in Hawaiian Culture (APIA Heritage Month)

Significance of the Lei in Hawaiian CultureBy: Wei Cai | On Thursday, April 4, the Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center and Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center joined forces to host "Significance of the lei in Hawaiian Culture." View the full story


MXCC Hosts Community Building Dinner

Story by: Wei Cai, Video by: Liping Lin | Community and students came together for performances and thought-provoking conversations at the Malcolm X Cultural Center’s Black Heritage Month dinner on Feb. 21. View the full story.