A word of welcome to the 2015 graduating class, from the Secretary General of the MLAA, Hongge (Fred) Ren:
Ladies and gentlemen:
Firstly, as Secretary General of the Global Alumni Association of Maple Leaf International Schools, and on behalf of Dr. Sherman Jen and over 8000 alumni around the world, I sincerely congratulate the Class of 2015! Welcome to our global alumni network!
I have a piece of great news for you. During the 20th Anniversary celebration last week, we officially established 20 branches in 5 countries and appointed local presidents. They are:
- Australia: Melbourne (Lou Yi), Sydney (Wang Haoyu)
- Canada: Toronto (Tang Lei), Halifax (Li Xulong), Vancouver (Lu Yifan)
- New Zealand: Wellington (Gao Yan)
- UK: Edinburgh (Qi Mei), London (Jin Yu)
- China: Anshan (Wang Qi), Beijing (Zhang Tianyi), Dalian (Huang Xianzhang), Harbin (Yang Mingqing), Hohhot (Zhang Bohong), Shanghai (Ma Jiamei), Shenyang (Song Jian), Tianjin (Zhang Zhenghao), Tieling (Wang Lu), Weihai (Yu Yue), Wuhan (Wang Jiaming), Xi’an (Piao Changlin)
You may find contact information of the local branches in the next issue of Maple Leaf News and the Alumni Association webpage. I hope you can actively connect with these existing branches and start establishing new branches. Let’s grow our alumni network together!
Mr. Ren Hongge graduated from Maple Leaf International School – Dalian in 2002. He is now Secretary General of the Global Alumni Association of Maple Leaf International Schools and Director of Maple Leaf Educational Systems (MLES) College Counseling Center. He earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree in Entrepreneurship from the University of Victoria, Canada in 2008. In 2012, he became one of the seven Marco Polo fellows at Harvard University, USA, and obtained his Master of Education degree in Technology, Innovation and Education the next year.
Miss Yu Miao graduated from Maple Leaf International School - Dalian in 2005. She earned her Bachelor of Sciences degree from the University of Toronto, Canada and recently received her Ph.D in Biochemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.
Mr. Lin Kaixiang graduated from Maple Leaf International School - Dalian in 2009. He earned his Bachelor of Sciences degree from the University of Toronto, Canada in 2013 and has been admitted into the doctoral program in Chemistry by Harvard University, USA.