Tabor Together Virtual
Despite the pandemic causing modifications to school life from stem to stern, learning continues unabated, friendships are made through shared experience and teamwork is learned on fields and stages. While not everything looks the same, the mission of the school and the core experience of the students and faculty remains. Conceiving, designing and implementing these changes throughout campus took a tremendous amount of work on the part of faculty and staff, and adjusting to these new norms has required a level of patience, cooperation and understanding that is remarkable for teenagers. Our successes are testimony to the courage and adaptability of the entire community.
The mission of the Alumni Relations Office, the Alumni Council and its Executive Committee, continues to advance. As with the student experience, we’ve adjusted programing and have adopted new and novel ways to engage with the alumni community in this new normal. In the spring we rolled out Tabor Together Virtual, which afforded over 600 alumni the opportunity to connect with Tabor and one another through class Zoom-unions, extracurricular chats and “distance learning” classes during this week-long virtual event.
Over the summer, graduates came together on three Zoom calls to lean into the topic of diversity, equity and inclusion at school and in the larger Tabor community. At the same time, our alumnae group, Women at Tabor, has considered meaningful ways to engage with each other and the school. And this fall we rolled out our new Forecasters Series, a program bringing alumni leaders from various industries into your living rooms and offices to share their thoughts on the future of their respective areas of expertise. The lessons are obvious—when possible, strip away the limitations of geography, offer interesting programming and rely on a robust corps of volunteers throughout.
The mission behind the work of the Alumni Relations Office, which is so ably supported by the Alumni Council, remains committed to building a strong sense of connection between alumni and the school.