First Ever MCKL Alumni Annual General Meeting

12 May 2018

On the 20th of January 2018, a total of 37 MCKL alumni converged for the MCKL Alumni Association’s (MCKL Alumni) first ever Annual General Meeting since its founding in 2013. Chaired by Mr Yoshua Chua of the Student Services Office (SSO), who is MCKL Alumni’s Honorary Advisor, the meeting was also made possible with the help of the new Alumni Relations Officer, Ms Beh Su Jane, who is also an alumnus. The purpose of the MCKL Alumni is to provide an avenue for former students to contribute to their alma mater, to network and to stay in touch with the College. The first AGM saw the election of a new Executive Council, comprising of individuals from diverse professions. These 7 were successfully voted in as the Executive Committee of 2018-2019. They are:

Position  Name  Cohort
President  Mr Alex Ng Ya’o Qu’an EDEXCEL 1107
Deputy President Mr Ram A/L T. Manikavaasagan AUSMAT 1107
General Secretary Mr Samson Chaw Chuan Yen ECE 1203
Treasurer  Mr Colin Wong AUSMAT 0701
Vice President 1 Mr Loh Chee Howe EDEXCEL 1101
Vice President 2 Mr Daryl Lee Ming Woei EDEXCEL 0801
Ordinary Member Mr Vickram Ragunath AUSMAT 1001

 

After Mr Colin Wong presented the budget, Mr Yoshua Chua shared MCKL’s recent successes and growth, as well as exciting new plans for the future. These included proposals for an extension block. He then outlined SSO’s plans for a new era in MCKL Alumni Relations, which is now a new Unit under the SSO. These plans will be rolled out in stages and consist of 4 pillars, namely:

Homecoming Dinner
Held yearly, this simple yet meaningful dinner will act as an avenue for alumni to connect, reconnect, and network. During the dinner, alumni will be updated on latest College developments, directions and needs. Alumni will be able to network in a friendly and warm environment whilst reminiscing about the past and looking forward for the future.


Networking
As the alumni are in various professions, bringing them together each year during the Homecoming Dinner will open opportunities for collaboration. Moreover, alumni get to share their experiences and discuss possibilities with one another. MCKL Alumni hope to also highlight the various achievements of alumni and allow most to just have an evening to recall good old times spent in the College and renew friendships and facilitate catch-ups.

 

Funding
As a college that believes that every individual can bring a unique difference to the world, the MCKL Alumni hopes to set up a special Fund that would take into account three areas of need in the College, namely: a) Building Funds; b) Scholarships for needy students; c) Scholarships for staff up skilling.

On top of this, the Alumni Relations Unit will also be encouraging alumni to be part of the Pledge Fund, which requests that all Alumni contribute annually towards the running of alumni events.
 

Alumni Reconnect Program

This will be an on-going initiative for MCKL alumni to return to the College and engage with current staff and students through dialogue sessions, lectures, seminars, training and talks. It will also allow Alumni to book some of the facilities at discounted prices.

 

The MCKL Alumni Homecoming Dinner will be held on the 28 th July 2018 (Saturday) at 6.00pm, at the Tan Sri Lee Kong Chian Hall in MCKL. There will be former lecturers, performances by alumni and a chance to catch-up and network at the dinner. The dinner will also be the launch of several different areas, including the two Funds and the Alumni Reconnect Program. All alumni are welcomed and encouraged to invite their old classmates for a night of nostalgia!

 


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