Singapore Alumni Association recognised for outstanding community engagement

November 13 / 124

L-R: Current President of University of Melbourne Alumni Association of Singapore, Mr Melvin Gwee (left) receives the Outstanding Australian University Alumni Association Award from Minister S Iswaran (Minister, Prime Minister’s office) (centre) and Mr Loh Hoon Sun (President of Australian Alumni Association).
L-R: Current President of University of Melbourne Alumni Association of Singapore, Mr Melvin Gwee (left) receives the Outstanding Australian University Alumni Association Award from Minister S Iswaran (Minister, Prime Minister’s office) (centre) and Mr Loh Hoon Sun (President of Australian Alumni Association).

The University’s Alumni Association of Singapore (UMAAS) has received an outstanding engagement award at the 2013 Australian Alumni Singapore Awards.

The inaugural Outstanding Australian University Alumni Association Award was presented to UMAAS for its organisation of a series of events that benefited University alumni and the wider Singaporean community.

Australian Alumni Singapore singled out UMAAS’ Community Contribution Event, a movie outing for 30 children from the Darul Ihsan Orphanage.

UMAAS was also lauded for its organisation of a series of events and seminars that enhanced its members’ overall wellbeing, with particular emphasis on education, health and social interaction.

Events included leadership seminars, sponsoring member participation in the Singapore marathon and the ‘Welcome Home Graduates’ Chinese New Year event.

UMAAS also hosted a Campaign Launch Celebration event for alumni and guests in honour of Believe – The Campaign for the University of Melbourne.

Ms Leonie Boxtel, Director of Alumni Relations and Communications in the University’s Advancement Office, congratulated UMAAS on its success.

“The University of Melbourne Alumni Association of Singapore continues to build on the success of its founders by harnessing the talent and energy of the many alumni in their community,” she said.

“This, and the group’s commitment and dedication, are central to its success.

“They have been models in building alumni engagement in their region, as well as with University staff and students.”

UMAAS, which was formed in 1993, was supported at the awards ceremony by three alumni tables. Founding and honorary members Mr Alan Choe, Mr Tan Kah Hoe and Mr Khoo Swee Chiow were in attendance, along with the University’s Professor Ashok Kumar.

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/pages/University-of-Melbourne-Alumni-Association-Singapore/65393681426

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