The School’s alumni now have their own platform to stay connected with NTU and one another
Established in 2004 and one of the NTU’s younger schools, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) now has an Alumni Association it can call its own. Launched on 1 August, the NTU School of Humanities and Social Sciences Alumni Association (HSSAA) will facilitate the strengthening of ties and encourage networking opportunities amongst the alumni.
At the launch event, Ms Wong Yi Wei, President of HSSAA thanked all who had supported the formation of the association and made it a success. She recalled the association's first committee meeting in late October last year, when it had started with just four committee members. She also congratulated the School’s recent graduates, and invited them to suggest the kind of events they would be interested in attending.
Guest-of-Honour Professor Alan Chan, Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences expressed his delight in seeing alumni coming back to support the University. He said: “We are in a very young school, but the achievements the School has made over the last few years are nothing short of spectacular. Today NTU is no longer an unfamiliar name.”
Prof Chan also hoped that all alumni are as proud as he is of the University’s achievements which might not have been possible without the good work of HSS alumni. “This is only a beginning. I will see the HSS Alumni Association grow from strength to strength,” added Prof Chan.
Throughout the evening, alumni were comfortably chatting with each other. Ms Christabelle Soh (HSS/2010), who attended the event with six of former classmates, said it was a good opportunity to catch up with other friends she had lost touch with.
Committee member Ms Ng Hwei Yun (HSS/2010) was very pleased at seeing so many HSS alumni supporting the launch event. She said: “The response from our alumni is better than what we expected. I am happy to have the opportunity to participate in NTU activities and I hope that the alumni association can help us strengthen our bonds with our school. ”
Jointly organised by the NTU HSSAA and NTU Alumni Affairs Office, the event at Shuffle Bistro Bar attracted 170 alumni and guests. © Alumni Affairs Office