Issue 84, March 2010
We salute you, Class Agents!
At a Lunar New Year gathering, NTU thanks its Class Agents for their unwavering support.

It was the festive season celebrating the start of the Year of the Tiger in the lunar calendar. For some 230 Class Agents, it was also the time their alma mater acknowledged and honoured them for their support, at the NTU Alumni Class Agents’ Lunar New Year Gathering. The gathering was organised by the NTU Alumni Affairs Office.

Vital link
The Class Agents initiative started four years ago has proven to be successful for the university to stay connected to her alumni. How does it work and what do Class Agents do, exactly?

Class Agents are alumni volunteers update the contact details of their former classmates and keep the university informed regularly. As a result of the hard work put in by the Class Agents, the university has been able to keep in regular contact with a phenomenal 87 per cent of her alumni!

To date, more than 1,300 Class Agents came forward, representing every single cohort of NTU and its predecessor institutions.

At the gathering, NTU President Dr Su Guaning addressed the Class Agents and updated them on the progress of the university, as well as the importance of alumni support in advancing NTU.

“It warms my heart to see the commitment and dedication exemplified by our Class Agents. You serve as the bridge that connects our alumni with the university. You are our vital link. It is only with the support of passionate alumni like yourselves that the university can reach greater heights.”

Mr Soon Min Yam, Director of Alumni Affairs, NTU, also briefed the Class Agents on the upcoming Run Round Singapore, a signature event of NTU’s 55th anniversary celebrations. He urged all to come forward and continue to give their support for this mega relay run.

Keeping it alive
Mr Aseem Singhal, a newbie Class Agent attending his first Class Agents gathering, was pleased to be of service in keeping his peers connected to the university. “I am grateful to be able to support this initiative in whichever way possible, to keep the alumni family bonded. It is a pleasure being here tonight and meeting fellow Class Agents,” said Aseem, who graduated from the School of Computer Engineering in 2009.

Tucking into a traditional "lo hei" meal followed by a buffet dinner, the guests enjoyed performances from undergraduate student members of NTU's Cultural Activities Club, as well as a belly dance from a group of graduate students.

Why not come forward and help keep the alumni network updated and vibrant? Be a Class Agent and be the contact point for fellow alumni of common batches or graduation years. Pick up the phone now and call 65307616 or email us.

© Alumni Affairs Office