Experience Colby Trivia Night


What: Come meet prospective students and enjoy fun trivia questions not only on Asia and Asian Americans, but also about Colby College! We will have homemade brownies and other snacks, as well as prizes from our Colby bookstore!

When: Monday, November 4, 2013 from 8:30-9:30 PM

Where: Pugh Center


CEO: Linda Akutagawa

Website: Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc.Untitled

Known For: Linda Akutagawa is the President and CEO of Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics Inc., where she is responsible for LEAP’s fund-raising, business development and oversight of program design, development and delivery. The organization offers support to Asian and Pacific Islander communities across the nation and recognizes the need for growing leaders in these communities. Linda also serves on the Board Directors of the Asian Women Leadership Network and Japanese American Community Services of Southern California Inc. (JACS), a provider of grants with a focus on community service, leadership development, cultural arts, and health and human services.

TV Personality: Padma Lakshmi

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Website: Padma Lakshmi

Known For: Padma Lakshmi is an Indian-born American cookbook author, model, actress, and television host of Emmy-winning reality competition program Top Chef. She began her modeling career at age 18 and was the first Indian model to have a career in New York, Milan, and Paris, admitting that she was a “novelty” at that time. She was married to controversial author Salman Rushdie until 2007 when she filed for divorce.

Actor: George Takei

george-takeiWebsite: The Official Site of George Takei

Known For: George Takei is known best for his role as Hikaru Sulu in the immensely popular cult-

favorite, Star Trek. In 2005, Takei revealed that he is gay and was in a committed relationship with Brad Altman, to whom he is now married. He is a strong proponent of both LGBTQ and Asian American advocacy. His Facebook page, with over 4 million likes, explodes with satire and the sarcastic humor that Takei is known so famously for.

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