Issue 115, October 2012
Welcome home, alumni!
The annual alumni homecoming saw different generations of NTU alumni returning ‘home’ to the Yunnan Garden campus

“I have always made it a point to attend the homecoming as it has become a tradition amongst a few of my friends. In fact, I was in Kuala Lumpur, and just drove back to Singapore early this morning for the event! I did not want to miss the chance of catching up with my friends,” said Mr Pow Kim Meng (Science/1976).

Mr Pow and his friends were amongst the close to 1,000 alumni and guests who attended the NTU Alumni Homecoming 2012 on 13 October.

Twenty-six outstanding alumni were presented the Nanyang Alumni Awards in the early evening, at the NTU Alumni Night, as part of the Alumni Homecoming programme. They received their awards and certificates from Guest-of-Honour Mr Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Education, and NTU President Professor Bertil Andersson.

Minister Heng congratulated the recipients and acknowledged the support from alumni which has made a significant difference to the University, society and the nation’s future. He also encouraged members of the NTU community to support the University in its developments in order to better meet future challenges.

In his welcome address, Prof Andersson updated alumni and guests on the University’s progress and thanked alumni for their support towards the University’s advancement. “As alumni, you are not just custodians of your alma mater’s traditions, but also the key stakeholders of its future,” he emphasised.

Alumni and guests were also treated to entertaining musical and dance performances by NTU students that evening. Earlier that day, English and Chinese forums on connecting with youths, and developing children’s leadership potential, were held. The forums held at the School of Biological Sciences attracted close to 200 participants each.

© Alumni Affairs Office