Issue 109, April 2012
Reunion of fellow PRC alumni
NTU’s PRC alumni reconnect, at a lunch gathering specially organised for them

“When I received the invitation from the Alumni Affairs Office, I knew I had to get together my friends to attend this event. It has been difficult to meet up with former classmates because everyone is busy with work. But I am so glad my friends and I finally had time to catch up!” said alumnus Mr Li Bo (EEE/2011) who attended the NTU PRC Alumni Gathering with friends.

These were the sentiments mirrored by many of the PRC alumni, working and/or residing in Singapore, who attended the lunch gathering that afternoon. There was ample networking opportunity for those present. Coming from different Schools and graduating from different years, Mr Han Xiao (NBS/1997), Mr Wen Yi (SCE/2000), Mr Li Yi (SCE/2002), Mr He Liang (MAE/2010) and Mr Bao Zhitong (CEE/2011) might not have known each other whilst studying in NTU, but by the end of the gathering, they were chatting happily with one another, like old friends.

In his speech, Guest-of-Honour Professor Freddy Boey, NTU’s Provost, expressed his appreciation to the PRC alumni for supporting the University and alumni events. “Your presence is helping to further shape NTU’s multi-faceted and multi-cultural character. With your varied expertise, networks and resources, you are also helping to enhance NTU’s standing, and to extend its sphere of influence as a global university,” Prof Boey said. He mentioned that although alumni present that day hail from different provinces in China, they are able to maintain strong ties with the University through the various overseas chapters in China. Prof Boey also updated alumni on the recent developments and progress of the University.

Close to 255 alumni and guests attended the lunch gathering held on 31 March at the Concorde Hotel.

© Alumni Affairs Office