Community: SPS in Asia and Alumni of Color Event

International Community Welcomes SPS Visitors

Beijing  Attendees of the Beijing event, hosted by Yong “Wilbur” Zou P’21 and Ying “Elaine” Wang P’21.

Beijing Attendees of the Beijing event, hosted by Yong “Wilbur” Zou P’21 and Ying “Elaine” Wang P’21.

It was a busy journey abroad in early March for members of the School’s leadership team, as they ventured to Asia for a series of alumni, parent, and friend receptions. Interim Rector Amy Richards, Board of Trustees President Archibald Cox, Jr. ’58, and Chief Advancement Officer William L. Kissick, Jr. P’12 represented SPS at five events over a seven-day stretch, beginning with one in Hong Kong, hosted by Trustee Noelle Kwok ’98.

Hong Kong  Students, parents, and alumni in Hong Kong, including event host Trustee Noelle Kwok ’98.

Hong Kong Students, parents, and alumni in Hong Kong, including event host Trustee Noelle Kwok ’98.

Janie Hou ’82, P’18 hosted an event in Taipei City, Taiwan, the following evening, and Former Trustee Hyun-Joon Cho ’87 welcomed the SPS contingent to Seoul a night later. Yong “Wilbur” Zou P’21 and Ying “Elaine” Wang P’21 hosted the first of two receptions in China on March 8 in Beijing. The final stop for the SPS group came in Shanghai on March 11, with an event hosted by Jie “Victor” Hu P’22, Xufa Liao P’22, and Xiaobin “Ben” Xu P’22. Many thanks to those who hosted or attended these events, and for always making members of the SPS community feel welcome.

Shanghai  Event hosts Jie “Victor” Hu P’22, Xufa Liao P’22, and Xiaobin “Ben” Xu P’22 with the SPS group in Shanghai.

Shanghai Event hosts Jie “Victor” Hu P’22, Xufa Liao P’22, and Xiaobin “Ben” Xu P’22 with the SPS group in Shanghai.

Taipei City  A large group, hosted by Janie Hou ’82, P’18, welcomed Interim Rector Amy Richards, Board of Trustees President Archie Cox ’58, and Chief Advancement Officer Bill Kissick P’12.

Taipei City A large group, hosted by Janie Hou ’82, P’18, welcomed Interim Rector Amy Richards, Board of Trustees President Archie Cox ’58, and Chief Advancement Officer Bill Kissick P’12.


Bowling Night Brings New York City Paulies Together

Paulies hit the bowling lanes at Frames Bowling Lounge.

Paulies hit the bowling lanes at Frames Bowling Lounge.

With the School on Spring Vacation, more than 20 students and alumni gathered on March 14 at Frames in New York City for the Young Alumni, Students, and Parents of Color Bowling Night. Attendees enjoyed refreshments, friendly competition, and the company of fellow Paulies in a venue that brought parents, students, and alumni together.

Attendees enjoyed billiards, bowling, food, and more in New York City.

Attendees enjoyed billiards, bowling, food, and more in New York City.

“It was a great way to meet alumni and learn about their experiences at SPS,” said Brianna Edgar ’20. “It was also a great way to meet current students’ parents.” Thank you to everyone who helped make this event such a success. The momentum from the March gathering will help shape future SPS Alumni of Color programming.

New York City  More than 20 students, alumni, and parents gathered for a fun evening of bowling at Frames.

New York City More than 20 students, alumni, and parents gathered for a fun evening of bowling at Frames.

Keith Dean ’19, Alejandro Toledo-Navarro ’19, Mia Toledo-Navarro ’20, and Brianna Edgar ’20.

Keith Dean ’19, Alejandro Toledo-Navarro ’19, Mia Toledo-Navarro ’20, and Brianna Edgar ’20.

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