Reunion of UKM’s First Batch of Alumni
By Iznee Isa
Pictures by Shahiddan Saidi
BANGI, 1 August 2017- Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) managed to reunite 50 of its first batch of alumni and 11 former lecturers at the Majlis Ramah Mesra Alumni UKM 70, recently.
The main purpose of this reunion was to tighten the bond between alumni while discussing a few matters regarding the university’s development.
Some of the suggestions include building a house for alumni to gather when they plan to hold a meeting.
“Actually, a site has already been allocated for the building but the construction was disrupted due to several reasons.
“Hence, the administration is currently continuing our efforts to allocate a different site for the proposed building,” said UKM Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs and Alumni, Prof Dato’ Noor Aziah Mohd Awal.
She also suggested the alumni to be actively involved in the university’s development to ensure a brighter future for UKM.
Meanwhile, UKM Alumni Council Director, Prof Dato’ Dr Mohamad Abdul Razak stated that a university’s success greatly depends on its alumni contributions.
“The contribution does not necessarily have to be in a physical or financial form, instead, just sharing brilliant ideas or suggestions to help improve the university are sufficient enough,” he said.
The proposal to launch UKM alumni fund was also highlighted to help students in need.
Also present at the ceremony was former UKM Vice-Chancellor, Prof Emeritus Dato’ Dr Mohd Sham Sani.