By : Siti Nur`Ain Feisal
Editor : Nik Hafzaini Nik Hassan
SERDANG – Alumni Relations Centre UPM (ARCUPM) continues to bring back alumni and contribute to their alma mater. Among the approach used is the establishment of chapters to be a platform for alumni to contribute. Through Menggamit Seribu Kenangan: Alumni Reunion (MEKAR) Series 8.0 led to the establishment of Chapter Astaka Seni.
ARCUPM in collaboration with the Student Affairs Division, Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, and Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Arts and Cultural Centre (PKKSSAAS) has successfully brought a group of alumni under Chapter Astaka Seni. The urge to give back and return the favour to alma mater that has shaped and changed its students’ future has significantly led to the establishment of this chapter which will be a platform for arts alumni to contribute to the university and students’ needs.
The establishment of Chapter Astaka Seni held at Laman Warisan, Malay Heritage Museum, Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication was successfully officiated by Prof. Dato’ Dr. Mua’ti@Zamri Ahmad, Dean of Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication UPM. Among other guests were ARCUPM Director, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Arba’ie Sujud, ARCUPM Deputy Director, Fahmi Azar Mistar and Head of Student Affairs Division, Nuruliman Ibrahim.
Prof. Dato’ Dr. Mua’ti in his speech expressed his deepest appreciation, especially to the Chapter Astaka Seni alumni and together soaring towards the university’s vision and mission. He also hopes more alumni aside from Chapter Astaka Seni will come forward and support Vice Chancellor’s call in terms of engaging alumni for university sustainability.
“If we look at top universities abroad, its alumni never leave their alma mater. Knowledge and expertise sharing is the key element needed in developing human capital which is becoming more challenging each year. I am moved and proud to see ARCUPM and UPM Alumni Association dedicatedly finding fund for scholarships to UPM students from B40 families, asnaf and OKU.
“Contributions can be provided in various forms to express their gratitude to the alma mater. Surely, this small contribution will drive students to pursue success and one day they too will contribute back to their alma mater as alumni. This continuous cycle is expected to remain and boosts university’s achievements and success,” he said.
Date of Input: 27/06/2022 | Updated: 28/06/2022 | suziana.wil
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