Ms. Corinne Daniels ’77 has been the Director of Alumnae Relations at Dana Hall since 2006. In March, she will be leaving Dana to go to Switzerland with her family for a new job.
At Dana Hall, Ms. Daniels’s main job is to “look after the graduates from the youngest, class of 2016, all the way to alumnae who are over a hundred years old.” In “looking after” the alumnae, she communicates with them, gives them updates of what is happening on campus, and organizes gatherings and reunions for the alumnae around the world. Twice a year, Dana Hall publishes a magazine that includes on-campus activity updates, community updates, and class notes, which are the recent updates of the graduated students. In the recent issue, alumnae updates reached all the way back to the class of 1938.
What she loves the most in her job is the diversity of the alumnae community, especially “their age, where they live, and their experiences.” Ms. Daniels commented proudly that “no matter who the alumnae are, they are all contributing to their community in a positive way.”
One of Ms. Daniels’s favorite experiences is the recent Pan-Asian Reunion in Hong Kong that she organized. “I was really happy about that because we have alumnae from Asia since 1960, and they have been gathering together.” Since she “heard they desired to keep in touch with each other,” she decided to create this Pan-Asian Reunion. When planning, she was “amazed” as when she asked them what they wanted to do, they said, “we want to sing our class song, do a Harbor Cruise, and the ring tap!” An alumna even sang her entire class song at the Reunion even though she was not informed beforehand.
Ms. Daniels wants to say to every student that “Dana Hall gives girls the opportunity to be independent.” She adds, “Take risks and take a leadership position. I think it is a shame if girls don’t take the advantage of that.”
Before working at Dana, Ms. Daniels was the Director of Development at a school in North Dartmouth, on the south coast in Massachusetts. However, since “[she] always wanted to work back” at Dana Hall, she kept checking for job openings and seized the opportunity when it arose.
In April, Ms. Daniels will become the Director of Development at the International School of Zug and Luzern in Switzerland.
Photo credit: Sophia Lu.