Issue 101, August 2011
Party on, Class of 2011!
New graduates of NTU danced the night away at the Welcome Class 2011 Alumni Party @ St James Powerhouse.

Rocking live acts, new friends and electric atmosphere throughout - what more can you ask for?

In celebration of their graduation and new identity as NTU alumni, the University's latest batch of graduates was treated to a party at Dragonfly, one of the mega clubs located at Singapore's largest night-life destination, St James Powerhouse.

Setting a new record
Welcoming the Class of 2011 into the big Nanyang alumni family, was NTU's new President, Professor Bertil Andersson, who, apart from recognising the Class’ achievements, also acknowledged them as the record breaker for the Graduation Class Gift campaign. The Class had a participation rate of 80.02 percent.

"You are the captains of your own destiny, and we are all ready to be your loudest cheerleaders. Class of 2011, we challenge you to make a real difference in the world, to give back to your community, and to fulfill your ambitions,” encouraged Prof Andersson.

Let the Party begin!
Also there for the party celebration was NTU’s senior management staff, including its Vice President, Associate Provost, Advisor, deans, chairs and heads of departments. All were invited to join the NTU Cultural Activities Club (CAC) Modern Jazz dancers on stage to kick-start the party.

Grooving to stylish electronic dance music, our guests enjoyed a delicious range of alcoholic beverages and a spread of sumptuous dinner buffet. When the club opened its doors to the public at 10pm, many stayed on to party with friends. New graduate from the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Mr Lim Yong Xi, said: "It is an event that ended with a bang! I am sure everyone enjoyed themselves as much as I did, especially our President, Prof Andersson! I wish my peers all the best in their future endeavours!"

Some 1,100 alumni, partners and staff, showed up at the party held on 6 August.

© Alumni Affairs Office