Beijing Normal University High School #2 Administrators Visit Home Office
From left (front) Nelson Chase, Cheng Hairong, Ruan Guojie, Rachel Keegan Kelley and Li Yuhui. Back row: Jack Creeden.
LAWRENCE, April 30, 2012 – Three administrators from Beijing Normal University High School #2 recently stopped by School Year Abroad’s Home Office. As part of a larger U.S. itinerary, Head of Foreign Affairs Department Cheng Hairong, Vice-Principal Ruan Guojie and Dean of Schools Li Yuhui planned well in advance to include SYA on their journey to learn more about the people who manage the programs in Asia and Europe.
A tour of the office included introductions to the staff and an overview of each person’s role in SYA operations. A private reception was hosted by SYA President Jack Creeden — also in attendance were Executive Director Nelson Chase and Director of Admissions Rachel Keegan Kelley.
“We’re delighted and honored our business associates, our friends, included SYA in their in their busy travel plans,” said Creeden. “Our relationship with everyone at Beijing Normal High School #2 has flourished over the years, and we look forward to continuing our good work, together.”
Gifts were exchanged, followed by a luncheon held at The Andover Inn on the campus of Phillips Andover. Joining the luncheon were former SYA China Resident Director John McLoughlin (currently Director of Exchange Program and history teacher at Brooks School) and PA’s Head of Modern Languages Peter Merrill CN’08P.
A gift to School Year Abroad, the Golden Bell bowl is made in the style of the Ming Dynasty. The bowl has a big rim which means borad-minded. The interlocking branch chrysanthemum design signifies friendship. The round shape brings warm wishes to all friends.