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Small Miracles

As I sit in my office and contemplate the small miracles that appear against the concrete sidewalks of grimy life, I rejoice when I reflect on these stories.

Tyrique, seen in this video (Link may only work for some of you), is a product of a program I launched on the island of Dominica.  Michael Pascal took charge of the program.  So many students there have availed themselves of the boarding school opportunities.  They have done so well.  I am thrilled about that legacy.  And should you all get a chance to enjoy that lovely island, enjoy it.  Dominica is a special place.

My next pole of reference is all about the Chai twins.  Their story would be the history of Versan's services.  I met the twins at the start of their high school careers at Immaculate.  I was actually working with their older sister whom I had placed in boarding school at Kent.  They too would ultimately go on to attend Kent, leaving ICHS as Valedictorian and Salutatorian.  I guided them through boarding school, and then on to MIT.  Both girls.  They are now, respectively, Drs. Lauren and Elaina Chai of MIT and Stanford.  I was invited to their oral dissertations.  Proud Mama Bear.  I salute their parents who invited me along their journey for several years.  From prep school to the doctorate....incredible!


They were featured on Morning Time, 2/19/2024....Another miracle.  One doctor, two lawyers.  Spectacular.  I remember when an English teacher at Tivoli called Versan and asked me to help them find their way overseas.  I believe it was the Rotary Club that jumped in and financed the triplets.  Now look at the outcome of thir journey.  A father who had been murdered, a single parent trying to fend her way through poverty....and the miracle of the outcome!


Gabrielle Bassan- NovaSoutheastern


We are due.  The meeting will be this Sunday at 5 p.m.  Use the Zoom link 92899308579, passcode 9fHY0A.

For students, currently enrolled.

See you next week.




With the start of a new semester comes new opportunities to discover what Rice University can offer your students. We host virtual information sessions led by our admission counselors for those who want to get an overview of Rice, as well as virtual academic sessions for each of our schools of study for those who really want to focus on the programs we offer and the kind of research they could do here. And no visit is complete without connecting with current Owls — we encourage them to drop in on an Ask Me Anything virtual session with a Rice student or come to campus for a tour.

Learn more about Rice by registering for any of the events below.


Admission Information Sessions

Join a virtual Admission Information Session, led by our admission counselors, and learn about our amazing programs, vibrant student life, and groundbreaking research. On select days, we invite international students to join us for a session specifically focused on their application requirements.

Academic Schools

Dive deeper into academics at Rice and discover more about our undergraduate schools of study. Connect virtually with faculty or staff in that school of study, ask questions about majors and minors, and explore research and programs.

Ask Me Anything with a Rice Student

Explore our vibrant student life in these sessions with current students as they talk about their personal experiences and answer your questions about the residential college system, clubs and activities, and what it means to be a Rice Owl.


Dear valued partner,

We are delighted to invite you to our biggest event of the year.

Join us on Tuesday, February 27, for TRU’s International Open House and discover your student's future at Thompson Rivers University (TRU).


Why Join?

  • Learn about TRU's 140+ programs

  • Understand the latest IRCC updates 

  • Explore our beautiful campus

  • Connect with current students

  • Join faculty-specific presentations

  • Discover everything Kamloops has to offer

  • Learn about housing, co-op and student services

  • Learn how to apply

  • + much more

We kindly request you extend this invitation to all members of your team and prospective students. Your presence and active participation will be greatly appreciated. We look forward to your presence at the International Virtual Open Hosue.

See you soon!

TRU World | Thompson Rivers University


Dear Sandra,

We want to share information about our summer programs for your younger students. Our programs offer highly motivated students the chance to explore academics and campus life at WashU. We encourage you to share these programs with your students as they build their college lists and explore academic opportunities beyond high school.Use the links below to learn more about each program, including application guidelines. 

Olin Business School Programs

The application deadline for the following programs is March 10, 2024.

Please note: Gateway to Business also includes three virtual sessions (June 13, 20, and 27), followed by the one-week, in-person academic experience on the WashU campus.  

Arts & Sciences Programs

The application deadline for the following programs is April 1, 2024.

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts Programs

The application deadline for the following programs is March 30, 2024.

Visit our Summer Programs Page for additional opportunities with Arts & Sciences, Tyson Research Center, the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences, WashU Athletics, and WashU Rural Scholars Academy.


Dear Sandra,

The Cooper Union offers high school outreach programs with scholarship opportunities in architecture, art, and engineering.

It is the belief and practice that a variety of perspectives and experiences are needed to inspire the most inventive, creative, and influential voices. Cooper’s high school outreach programs further this mission by supporting college readiness and nurturing intellectual and creative interests among high school students from a wide range of backgrounds.   

Learn more here!


Office of Admissions

The Cooper Union


Dear Sandra,

At Winthrop University, we celebrate diversity and inclusivity with the help of our Office of Diversity & Student Engagement, which provides opportunities to learn about other cultures. We invite you to join us at our Multicultural Student Day on Saturday, February 24 where there will be engaging breakout sessions, a comprehensive campus tour, the notable Eagle Spotlight luncheon and an opportunity to cheer on the men's basketball team.


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