Date: 17 September 2008
Venue: NUSS Suntec City Guild House
The BBA Class of 1993 met up for the first time in 15 years at the NUSS Suntec City Guild House on 17 September 2008. 25 alumni attended the event, which was organized by the Global Alumni Network Office (GANO).
“It is very nice and rejuvenating to see everyone after all these years,” said Ms Yvonne Seah from Royal Bank of Scotland. “Everybody is so busy now. No one has the time to organize such reunions, so it’s great that the school is helping us stay in touch.”
Many of the alumni recalled special memories of their time in the University, such as the fact that there was an equal number of male and female students in the batch for the very first time in the history of NUS Business School.
“It’s great to see familiar faces again,” said Mr Tan See Ngee, who now works for American International Assurance. “Some of us have remained in contact and met up through small gatherings, but we’ve never had something at such a scale.”
Mr Tan, who was President of the Biz-Ad Club from 1991 to 1992, expressed his excitement to catch up with his ex-classmates and relive the good old days. During his address, he expressed how he hopes to meet up with his friends every five years and challenged all alumni present to bring along five other classmates at the next reunion.
Associate Professor Quek Ser Aik, Vice Dean of Undergraduate Studies, took the opportunity to update the alumni on developments in NUS Business School and urged the alumni’s continual support to the school. He also encouraged the alumni to stay connected through the University’s alumni portal or through other popular social networking websites such as Facebook.
“This is a good event,” said Ms Jessica Chong, who has been with SingTel since 2000. “It is very interesting to see the transformation that everyone’s gone through after 15 years.”