Issue 116, November 2012
Coming Back, Coming Together
Alumni from the Classes of 1996 to 2005 reunited for an evening of get-together and laughter

More than 200 alumni and guests attended the grand reunion themed ‘Coming Back, Coming Together’.

In his welcome address, Mr Vincent Chan (MAE/1996), Chairman of the Classes of 1996 to 2005 Reunion Organising Committee, encouraged fellow alumni to always remember their alma mater and to stay connected with the University. “Do not let this reunion be a one-off event. Leverage on it and keep in contact with one another and with the University,” he said.

In his speech, Guest-of-Honour Professor Freddy Boey, NTU’s Provost, updated the alumni on NTU’s progress, expressing his hope that everyone would feel proud in witnessing the University’s numerous achievements.

He highlighted that more top students were choosing NTU as their preferred university to pursue their degree programmes. Renowned organisations such as Rolls Royce, have also chosen to partner with NTU. All these are clear indications of the confidence others have in the University, as well as strong statements of endorsement. Prof Boey also encouraged more alumni to participate actively in, and contribute to, the University’s initiatives.

In conjunction with the Class Reunion, alumni were urged to contribute to the Class Reunion Giving Programme. Over the past few months, alumni selected as Reunion Giving Ambassadors helped rally support from their former classmates to make a gift as part of their reunion celebration. Their gift would benefit deserving NTU students who require financial assistance.

Alumni gave generously towards this cause, with their contributions totalling more than $636,000. With government matching, more than $1.5million was raised, in support of NTU undergraduate education; highlighting our alumni’s keen interest in playing an important role in the future of NTU’s next generation of graduates.

Throughout the evening, alumni chatted excitedly with one another. They were also entertained by dance performances put together by NTU students and a solo violin performance by alumnus Ms Eileen Chai (NIE/2005).

The Classes of 1996 to 2005 Reunion Celebration was held on 9 November at Holiday Inn Atrium, Singapore.

© Alumni Affairs Office