Issue 137, August 2014
Launch of NTU Sport Science and Management Alumni Association
The NTU SSM AA is formally inaugurated at the programme’s first graduation dinner

On 4 August, the NTU Sport Science and Management Alumni Association (NTU SSM AA) was formally inaugurated at its first event, the SSM graduation dinner. Held within the cozy confines of The Gallery @ *SCAPE, the event was special as it was also the first SSM graduation dinner combining the first two batches of SSM graduates. Incidentally, the Classes of 2013 and 2014 shared a close relationship throughout their time in NTU and so it was particularly apt that they share a graduation dinner as well.

In total, 94 graduates and staff attended the dinner which was graced by Guest-of-Honour, Dr Quek Jin Jong, the former Principal Officer of the National Institute of Education (NIE). Dr Quek presented the Quek Jin Jong book prizes for Best Science and Management students, which were awarded to Alexander Mok and Bernice Low respectively. The valedictorians for each class, Mervyn Chan (2013) and Alexander Mok (2014) were also present at the event.

The night was filled with entertainment and activities ranging from performances by talented graduates to humorous project videos and quirky awards. The NTU SSM AA was formally launched via a combustive torch-passing ceremony, with reference to the actual Olympic ritual. This was followed by a speech by Ms Jayalakshmy, President of the SSM AA, who then rounded off the night with an SSM cheer that is known only to the first two batches of SSM students.

It was a night to remember for the graduates. Reminiscing the past four years and having a good chuckle at the silly things they did. The dinner was a great opportunity for everyone to come together again and hopefully the renewed bonds would be carried over into the next phase of their lives.

© NTU Sport Science and Management Alumni Association