Issue 91, October 2010
More networking opportunities
NTU's newest school, the School of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering, launches an alumni association for its former students to keep in touch.

Albeit a relatively new School – the School of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering was set up in 2005 – alumni were eager to form a grouping that will serve as a contact point for them to maintain ties with NTU and stay in touch with one another.

Its recent Class of 2010 is the third batch of students to have graduated from the School.

The School of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering Alumni Association (SCBEAA) was launched on 8 October 2010, at Golden Village Vivocity. The launch marks the 13th school-based alumni association set up by the university, bringing the total to 53 NTU alumni associations.

Ties that bind
Mr Ng Zhihan, who is from the School’s Class of 2009, will be heading the newly formed association. Mr Ng encouraged his fellow alumni to stay close to NTU in his launch address.

Mr Ng said: “As we move on to the different stages of life, we should not neglect the ties we had built up while we were still students in NTU. I would like to urge all of you to keep your contact details with the university updated, so that you will be kept informed of the alumni events. These events will serve as platforms for you to catch up with your friends and to discover more opportunities.”

To officially launch the association, Mr Soon Min Yam, Director of Alumni Affairs, NTU and Mr Ng unveiled a plaque, witnessed by the School’s Assistant Chair, Asst Prof Timothy Tan, the association’s Vice President, Mr Lewis Woo (Class of 2009) and Assoc Prof William Chen, who is a lecturer at the School. 

"Dinner with Shmucks"
With the completion of all formalities, the alumni mingled and engaged in catching up with their former classmates.

As most who attended the launch came straight after work, it wasn’t surprising that exchanges were mostly work-related. There were discussions about further studies, too.

All present were networking; the evening proved fruitful for the 100 SCBE alumni who came.

They were also treated to dinner, comprising a sumptuous Italian buffet spread, which was rounded up by "dessert" in the form of a movie treat – “Dinner with Shmucks”.

The alumni’s working week had come full circle with a truly perfect Friday evening.

© Alumni Affairs Office