"NUS Wonderful Night" - New Year Party
A joyful "NUS Wonderful Night" New Year party was held in Shanghai on the evening of 28 December 2019. Over 120 NUS alumni from East China attended the event and came dressed in "the most in", "the most fashionable" and "the most ingenious" costumes.

The event was jointly held by the NUS Alumni Shanghai Chapter and the NUS Business School East China Alumni Association. Leaders and representatives from Shanghai Overseas Returned Scholars Association, NUS Business School, Global Contact Singapore, and the Shanghai Branch of Singapore Chamber of Commerce in China were also present.

Chairperson of the NUS Alumni Shanghai Chapter Dr Geng Jing (Public Policy '11) and President of the NUS Business School East China Alumni Association Mr Zhang Runbin (Business '03), during their welcome addresses, shared with attendees the achievements of NUS alumni in the past year and their hope that alumni will embrace lifelong learning and make continuous progress in the new year!

The event was also attended by NUS Vice Provost Professor Susanna Leong (Law '89) who shared with attendees on the latest development at the University.  
PharmD 10th Anniversary Dinner and “Last Lecture”
The NUS Pharmacy Department's Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) 10th Anniversary Dinner and "Last Lecture" held on 7 December 2019 was a night of multiple celebrations. Firstly, PharmD alumni and friends, faculty, lecturers, preceptors, pharmacy managers and many who made the PharmD programme possible gathered to celebrate the anniversary and, secondly, to attend the last instalment of the Last Lecture series. The series was organised in conjunction with NUS Science 90th anniversary celebrations this year.

The third celebration was that of thanksgiving – to give thanks to everyone who has brought the profession to where it is today. A key person leading this is none other than Associate Professor Lita Chew (Science' 90), to whom the Department is truly grateful for the many years of her contributions as the Chief Pharmacist in shaping the pharmacy landscape in Singapore. Assoc Prof Chew delivered the “Last Lecture” where she shared stories about her personal journey from her humble origins to where she is today, drawing parallels from the poem Ithaka by C.P. Cavafy.
End of Year Networking Drinks in Melbourne for NUS/NTU/SMU Alumni
The networking event was held in collaboration with Singapore Global Network on 29 November 2019. The evening started straight after work on a Friday, and more than 50 alumni from three Singapore universities caught up in a relaxed environment ahead of the Christmas break. The NUS Alumni Melbourne Chapter had a really good turn-out with 26 alumni at the event.

The event brought together alumni from different professional backgrounds and cohorts in Melbourne (from just two weeks ago to several decades!), all with the common experience of having lived and studied in Singapore. The evening invoked a wave of nostalgia as alumni discussed news from home and the usual discussion of where is the best local restaurants. Many lingered past the event session and ended up at supper together.

Thanks to the alumni presidents/representatives from NTU Australia (Mr Abhimanyu Bhola), SMU (Mr Yangxiang Lim) and Regional Director Singapore Global Network (Ms Leanne Lim) for partnering and making this possible!
Dialogue session with young alumni
The NUS Chinese Studies Alumni Association organised a dialogue session on 8 November, for young alumni from the NUS faculty of Arts and Social Sciences class of 2014 to share with current students on the multiple career pathways available ahead. The candid and insightful session attracted about 20 undergraduates who heard the perspectives and experiences of alumni in the media industry, in academia and enterprises.

Besides sharing on how they landed their first jobs, and moving on to pursue their careers and passion, the alumni also shared on relevant topics such as managing people dynamics and achieving work-life harmony. The discussion panel include alumni Ms Amarylis Chen Yanxi from Amazon; Ms He Yingshu from Yale-NUS; Ms Sow Lei Wei and Ms Zhang Jingyu from Mediacorp; and Moderator Ms Celeste Chew.

Submitted by Mr Frank Fu (Arts and Social Sciences '06)
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