Anita Wong ’93 and family
She focuses on talent management, international sales and company investments. After graduating from Boston College with honors, she started her career in investment banking at the Morgan Stanley Hong Kong office. She has worked for a variety of companies including Executive Access, an Asian-based executive search firm focusing on investment banking recruitment, and Heidrick & Struggles, where she continued her career in senior management recruitment in the financial services industry. Looking back, Wong affectionately remembers her two years at Gilmour. “I am really grateful for my experience at Gilmour. Coming from Hong Kong, which has a completely different educational system, Gilmour gave me a great opportunity to adapt to a new learning environment. I am especially grateful to the teachers at Gilmour who truly showed me their hearts in assisting someone ‘foreign’ to blend in and to thrive,” she writes. Her favorite memories include English class with Mr. McCamley, dorm life, snow days and Halloween nights. Living in Hong Kong has provided vast opportunities to travel and she has been all over Asia including Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Korea, Japan and different parts of China. Wong also has traveled to France, Italy, Germany, Australia and different parts of the United States and Canada both for leisure and for work. Between her career and her family, Wong finds her spare time limited, but still manages to spend time wine tasting, reading and healing and energizing herself through Qigong. Sangho (Peter) Jun ’00 works as a sales and marketing assistant manager for Taekwang Industrial Co., Ltd., a petrochemical company. He graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and served in the Korean military during his college years. Past jobs include working in casino marketing at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. Because of the nature of his employment, he travels often and has been to Africa, South Africa and Europe to explore exotic gold mining countries. Jun’s Gilmour experience helped strengthen his skills and he
regularly connects with other Gilmour international students and the Class of ’00. Woo Choi ’97 is married to Jungeun Shimand and they have a son, Minsung Choi. The family lives in Seoul where Choi works for SK Innovation within their business development team. He graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor of science in international business and also earned a master of science in accounting from the University of Baltimore. Looking back on his Gilmour experience, Choi found the strident coursework very helpful in preparing him for college. Many of his classes, dormitory life and his sports activities are what he remembers most from high school. Nowadays he enjoys sports, especially tennis, social activities and the opportunity to travel. Atsuko (Hayase) Murayama ’99 lives in Japan with her husband. She currently works as a physical therapist for a neurosurgery clinic. She graduated from International University of Health and Welfare with a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy. Her experience at Gilmour helped her immensely with learning English and developing strong study skills. Her favorite memories of Gilmour include dormitory life and her friends, who she keeps in touch with on Facebook. Murayama has had the opportunity to travel to Hawaii and France, enjoys running and loves watching American football games because her husband is a football player! Jinjoo Cho ’06 is a student at the Curtis Institute of Music/Cleveland Institute of Music where she is working toward a master’s degree in music. She is especially grateful to the Gilmour faculty and staff for their emphasis on discussion. “During my Gilmour years, I truly developed a nature for creative answers, which is crucial for artists,” she writes. Cho’s favorite memories include Mr. McCamley’s freshman English class and Mr. Horner’s history class. She has kept in touch with close friends from Gilmour and checks in with other alums via Facebook. As a musician, she has traveled to Canada, New Zealand, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Finland, Argentina, Costa Rica and many parts of the U.S.
Published on Jun 28, 2012