Issue 152, November 2015
Celebrating the good old days
​NTU’s Class of 1995 alumni return to their alma mater for their 20th anniversary celebration

It was a memorable gathering of old friends as alumni from the Class of 1995 returned to the NTU campus to celebrate their 20th anniversary. Close to 130 alumni and their family members, together with guests attended the reunion held on 14 November at NTU’s Research TechnoPlaza.

This batch was represented by graduates from the Schools of Civil and Structural Engineering (CSE), Mechanical and Production Engineering (MPE), Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), Materials Engineering (SME), Computer Engineering (SCE), Nanyang Business School (NBS) and National Institute of Education (NIE).

Before the start of the evening’s programme, the alumni participated in a campus tour where they were able to view the University’s new buildings and developments. Whilst they recalled their favourite spots on campus during their student days, they were also just as amazed at the rapid transformation the campus is undergoing.

In their welcome address, Co-Chairpersons of the 20th Anniversary Reunion Organising Committee Dr Liew Kian Heng (NBS) and Mr Kuan Chien Huang (MPE) thanked their fellow alumni for making the time to attend the reunion. They encouraged them to continue staying connected and being engaged with their alma mater. They also extended their appreciation to the organising committee members for their hard work, and to the sponsors for their generosity. 

Guest-of-Honour NTU President Professor Bertil Andersson, in his speech, updated the alumni on NTU’s recent progress and developments and some of the new initiatives planned for the University to actively engage its alumni.

Alumnus Dr Francis Goh (MPE) also took to the stage to share his student days’ experience and how his exchange programme to Germany made a positive impact in his life and career.

In conjunction with the 20th anniversary celebration, the organising committee members wholeheartedly supported the idea of fundraising for the Class of 1995 Bursary Fund. Thanks to the generous contributions of the Class of 1995 alumni, more than $23,000 has been raised with more donations still coming in.

NTU Board of Trustees (BOT) Member and NBS' Class of 1995 alumnus Mr Tan Chin Hwee, who was also present at the event, had graciously donated three copies of a book he wrote. Titled 'Asian Financial Statement Analysis: Detecting Financial Irregularities', the books will be autographed by Mr Tan and presented to three of the highest donors.

Throughout the evening, alumni were seen catching up with one another, sharing stories of their days on campus and snapping photographs to capture the memorable occasion. The evening concluded with a lucky draw which saw some alumni going home with attractive prizes.

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