Issue 121, April 2013
Celebrating the spirit of volunteerism
An appreciation lunch is held to honour NTU’s Alumni Ambassadors

Organised by the NTU Alumni Affairs Office, the NTU Alumni Ambassadors Appreciation Lunch was held on 13 April to applaud the University’s volunteering spirit of the alumni ambassadors totalling 3,655. Of the number, more than 2,200 of them reside in Singapore. Alumni Ambassadors generously give their time, talent and resources. They serve their alma mater through different ways, carrying forward the good name of the University.

Guest-of-Honour Professor Er Meng Hwa, NTU’s Vice-President for International Affairs thanked the ambassadors for their contribution. “As NTU’s Alumni Ambassadors, you perform the important work of connecting fellow NTU alumni with the alma mater. As representatives of the NTU alumni family, you reach out and support NTU in multiple ways,” said Prof Er. He also encouraged them to share their rewarding experience with their peers, so that more alumni will come forward and volunteer.

The event was also attended by other distinguished guests, including Interdisciplinary Graduate School Acting Dean Professor Bo Liedberg; School of Art Design and Media Chair Professor Dorrit Vibeke Sorensen; and School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Acting Chair Professor Cheng Tee Hiang.

Amongst the many volunteering opportunities created by the University are: serving in the committees of NTU alumni associations here and abroad; acting as Class Agents; interviewing prospective NTU students during discretionary intake admissions exercises; sharing of expertise; and serving as class reunion committee members to reunite fellow alumni.

Said Alumni Ambassador Mr Vincent Chan (MAE/1996), a Class Agent who has sat on discretionary intake admissions interview panels and served on the class reunion committee: “It has been a privilege for me to serve my alma mater as an Alumni Ambassador, to be able to give back to the University which played a part in building my career. In the near future, I certainly hope to be able to do more, for example, to come back to campus to assist in organising activities for the undergraduates.”

The lunch, which was attended by close to 300 alumni and guests marked a significant occasion where members of the alumni family could come together under one roof. 

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