NUS College's Alumni Gathering on Kent Ridge Alumni Family Day

13 August

NUS College (NUSC) counts among its alumni graduates from University Scholars Programme and Yale-NUS College. In support of Kent Ridge Alumni Family Day, members of the NUSC deanery, faculty and staff warmly welcomed these alumni back to campus for a cosy gathering and to learn more about the College. More than 120 alumni and their families attended the event, which was also accompanied by a tour to the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum led by Ms Julienne Tan (Chemistry ’12). At the gathering, Professor Philip Holden launched a Guided Autobiography course for alumni to reflect on milestones and memories – a good practice to adopt, given people's fast-paced lives.

It was important for the new College to still be able to extend alumni services and benefits, including opportunities for interactions with various groups in the community. In her welcome remarks, Vice Dean (Outreach) Prof Quek Su Ying thanked the many alumni who stepped forward to conduct admissions interviews. Faculty members who attended the gathering, including Associate Professor Barbara Ryan (Affiliate Alumnus ’19), Associate Professor Low Boon Chuan (Affiliate Alumnus ’19), Dr Leung Wing Sze, Ms Anne Yeo (Arts and Social Sciences ‘88) and Ms Tan Sin Yee (Arts and Social Sciences ’11) were happy to see alumni doing well in both their careers and with their families. The College was also heartened to hear alumni were keen to pay it forward; by offering their assistance in areas such as internships, career advice and more.

The gathering concluded with how alumni could expect to be kept updated about the exciting start for NUSC. Associate Professor Kang Hway Chuan (Affiliate Alumnus ’19), who will be taking on a new role as Master of West Wing residences, also encouraged alumni to stay connected and to know they are always welcome to drop by and say hello.

Submitted by Ms Yeap Su Phing (Arts and Social Sciences ’06)

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