Alumni Media Gallery 2018-19
TAS administrators, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and former gathered in March 2019 to honor former Middle School Principal Mrs. Cathy Funk, who passed away in January 2019. In tribute to Cathy's long service to TAS, this Celebration of Life for Cathy Funk featured videos and live tributes from Dr. Sharon Hennessy, former students and friends, her associate principals, fellow teachers, and former administrators. The event concluded with a spirited rendition of "Uptown Funk" with lyrics that paid tribute to Cathy's legacy. All photos courtesy of Dustin Rhoades.
More than 45 Taipei-area alumni met up for the Taipei Alumni Spring Happy Hour event at the Regent Taipei. We welcomed back alumni ranging from the Class of 1969 to the Class of 2014. Class of 1989 and 2011 both boasted many attendees. We also shared a slideshow of alumni events, TAS events, and alumni speakers and volunteers at school. A huge thank you to Charlotte Liao '90, Edward Yew '09, Stella Ying '09, and Jennifer Lee '11 from the Regent Taipei who helped us put together this exciting event for the end of the school year.
More than 80 alumni from the Classes of 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 came back to TAS for the annual Alumni College Homecoming event and traditional chicken leg lunch in early January. In the morning, College Counseling moderated a panel discussion of seven alumni who discussed their college experiences for upper school parents, generously hosted by the PTA. In the afternoon, seniors had the opportunity to talk to the alumni panels, while other college-aged alumni enjoyed the chicken leg lunch and conversed with each other about transitions to college. Thanks to our moderator, Ryan Haynes, Director of Academic and Personal Counseling in the Upper School.
This December, Taipei welcomed back the Classes of 1993, 1998, and 2008 for their reunions! More than 20 alumni came back to Taipei for the Class of 1993 Reunion, a two-day event at the American Club and the Taipei Marriott Hotel. 40 alumni representing the Class of 1998 enjoyed their 20-Year Reunion at the Taipei Marriott as well. Last but not least, the Class of 2008 welcomed back more than 60 alumni at TAS with a spread of their favorite xiaochi from the Tianmu area as well as a photo booth.
Our 9th Annual Clash of the Classes saw more than 40 alumni come back to play basketball in the Upper School Joie Gymnasium. Six teams of alumni from the 1980s to the Class of 2018 competed in over three rounds and two championship matches for first, second, and third place. Congratulations to Edward Wang '99 who captained his team to victory! Kudos also to Austin Bao '17 whose team captured second place, and Michael Chou '16 whose team won third.
Our annual Alumni Thanksgiving Dinner was attended by over 130 alumni and family members who all enjoyed the excellent traditional meal served by TAS Food Services. LS music teacher Martin Robinson started us off with a family drum circle activity that got children and adults alike into the rhythm. Head of School Dr. Sharon Hennessy also greeted attendees. During the dinner, Matt Fagen, Corning Chair in Robotics and Innovation, delivered an exciting preview of the Solomon Wong Tech Cube, which will open in 2019. Thank you to everyone who came! Enjoy the dinner photos, courtesy of our excellent photographer Jay Cheng '97.
TAS alumni are all around the world. See below for our photos from alumni events and individual gatherings in Asia, Europe, North America, and everywhere in between!
Alumni are welcome back at TAS anytime! Please get in touch with the TAS Alumni Office to arrange a visit. We hope to see you soon.
TAS Head of School Dr. Sharon Hennessy visited four cities during her travels in the US this fall and met more than 60 alumni in Houston, Dallas, Philadelphia, and Boston. She was delighted to celebrate TAS with alumni ranging from the Class of 1963 to the Class of 2018! Thank you to all of the attendees.
On September 27 we welcomed 55 alumni from the Taipei area to East End Bar for the Fall Taipei Alumni Networking Event. We had representatives from the Class of 1988 all the way to the Class of 2012! Everyone enjoyed catching up over appetizers and drinks and learning about the latest news at TAS. Thanks to all of the attendees for making our first local event a success!
In its third year, the Alumni vs. Varsity volleyball game took place on Tuesday, 8/16. Alumni fought hard for a draw against Varsity girls, winning two games each, and Alumni won over Varsity boys, three games to one! Congratulations to all the players, and many thanks to TAS Athletics.
Enjoy pictures of events at school, from Upper School Graduation and Orphanage Club events to Yearbook Scavenger Hunts and appearances from your favorite faculty and staff.
During the summer of 2018, TAS alumni gathered in the US for two alumni reunions in Denver and Portland to reconnect. The Classes of the 1980s Reunion was held on August 2-4 in Denver, Colorado, with 46 alumni from the Classes of 1980-1986. Classmates traveled from as far away as Myanmar, Japan and Mexico. Thank you to organizers Bill Holden ‘83, Elizabeth “Bette Ann” Molloy de Coluby ‘83 and Minnie Unnikrishnan Menon ‘83. Contact Bill or Bette Ann to help organize the next reunion on the West Coast in summer 2021! The Class of 1988 held their 30th Year Reunion on August 10-12 in Portland, Oregon, gathering 21 alumni who came as far as Switzerland and Hong Kong from the Classes of 1987-1990. Sandy Shanbron Sloan '88 and David Wenger '88 (pictured) won special TAS swag during a trivia contest! Thank you to organizers Rebecca Brody '88, Matt Caroll '88, and Mike Benedetti '89.