Ke Ma's hometown of Nanjing, China, has a population of more than 8 million. So it was something of an adjustment when Ma arrived at UAH to begin his academic career. "There were no people," he says with a laugh. "I felt so lonely!" Before long, however, he found a built-in support network in UAH's Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA). And three years later, the junior electrical engineering major now serves as its president.