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#VirtualVillage: Staying Connected to Newly Admitted Students & Families
Online via Zoom with Renee Chung and Xiomara Hall
Target audience: Admissions and Financial Aid Directors
#VirtualVillage: Staying Connected to New Students & Families
Renée Chung, Associate Director of Admissions & Financial Aid, The Spence School
Xiomara Hall, Director of Middle & Upper School Admissions, The Chapin School
During this eSeminar, we will discuss essential questions and recommendations for admissions and financial aid professionals to consider during school closure.
Attendees to this eSeminar can expect:
- Best Practices
- Maintaining energy & excitement for welcoming new students and families
- Identify key resources and personnel for new families to contact
- Opportunity to share ideas
How can we welcome new students and families virtually while maintaining the same momentum and excitement of our usual receptions and events?
How can we provide information and guidance for families regarding financial aid and tuition payments?
NYSAIS member schools - $25.00
Non-members - $50.00
This eSeminar will be recorded and is limited to 100 participants.
Registration closes one hour before start time.
Renée M. Chung is an Associate Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at the Spence School. Passionate about equitable and inclusive schools, her work focuses on recruiting and retaining families aligned with Spence’s mission to prepare a diverse community of girls and young women for the lifelong transformation of self and the world with purpose, passion, and perspective. Renée is particularly invested in helping families who have not historically considered independent schools because of structural, cultural and/or financial barriers. In addition to her admissions role, Renée is the facilitator of Spence’s Parents & Guardians of Children of Color (PGCC), a K-12 affinity and advocacy group. Renée is a Co-Chair of the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) Diversity Committee. Prior to joining the Spence community, Renée was the Director of Diversity at the Village Community School where she helped to develop curriculum, led faculty and staff professional development and created programming for families. Born in Kingston, Jamaica and raised in Brooklyn, NY, she is a proud alumna of Prep for Prep, St. Luke’s School, Trinity School and received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology at Amherst College.