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July 8, 2013 at 11:59 am

High School Educators Experience China Preview

Group photo at Forbidden City

Educators at the Forbidden City.

On June 25, 11 high school educators accompanied by Tamara Lapman, associate director of Enrollment Management, and Tiffany Still, senior assistant director of Enrollment Management, arrived in China for one week to take part in Educator’s Preview, a global education experience. They began their visit with a tour of Beijing Wuzi University and a lecture on higher education in China. They went on to visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. From Beijing, the group continueed on to Xi’an and Qingdao.

Educators’ Preview provides an opportunity for high school guidance counselors and teachers to experience what Arcadia University first-year students experience during Freshman Preview. “This experience exposes the educators to Arcadia’s expertise in study abroad and provides invaluable lessons to share with their students,” said Still.

Back in December the group of educators attended Arcadia’s annual Counselor Workshop and Luncheon sponsored by the Office of Enrollment Management. In a random drawing, the educators in attendance were chosen along with four high school educators whose selection was made through the Pay It Forward—Get It Back Scholarship program for Arcadia students. Current undergraduate students write an essay about a high school teacher or guidance counselor who dramatically impacted their lives. Those students essay selected also received a $1,000 scholarship to be used towards future study abroad or domestic study away experiences through Arcadia University.

Educators:

  • Elana Chasen, Central High School
  • Brian Croly, Delran High School
  • Laurie Sieminski, Weehawken High School
  • Pamela Hermann, Hatboro Horsham High School
  • Marissa Samit, Lehigh Valley Charter School for the Performing Arts
  • Becky Bowlby, Harriton High School
  • Rebecca Bartuska, Notre Dame High School
  • Phillip Cicione, Commack High School
  • Amanda Padova, Olney Charter High School
  • Joe Longenecker, Lower Dauphin High School
  • Frank Gingrande, Beacon High School
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