The University of Seychelles (UniSey) has launched its own Alumni Association by the Vice-Chancellor of UniSey, Professor Dennis Hardy in a small ceremony that was held at the Guy Morel Institute on Friday 17th October 2014.
When launching the Association, the Vice-Chancellor mentioned that “in forming the Alumni Association, we will ensure that this is not the case and that we can forge a lasting relationship – not only between graduates and the university, but also in creating a network between graduates. This professional network will be an influential group in the life of the nation”.
Vice-Chancellor Hardy delivering his address
Professor Hardy urged the graduates to “be proud of your alma mater, just as we are proud of you as our pioneer graduates. You are now role models that our present students can look up to”.
“So, thank you again for being here today. Through the Alumni Association, we now have the opportunity to keep in touch in the years ahead. You are highly regarded friends of the university. Your commitment will be important to us now, just as it was when you first entered the gates of the university as a student” Professor Hardy continued.
To conclude the Vice-Chancellor encouraged the Alumni members to keep in touch with UniSey as they are “highly regarded friends of the university. Your commitment will be important to us now, just as it was when you first entered the gates of the university as a student”.
The Alumni Association is a platform where professional and academic interests can be discussed and a close relationship can be maintained between UniSey and its graduates. The Alumni members will become the ambassadors who will contribute to enhancing UniSey’s public image and marketing objectives.
The Registrar of UniSey Mr Michel Denousse presented a copy of the Alumni Charter to one of the past students Ms. Judith Louis.
The Registrar, Mr Denousse, presenting the Alumni Charter with a past student
During the launching ceremony two past students described their journeys as university students. A Bachelor of Laws graduate, Edith Wong described her time at UniSey as “one filled with struggles, pain, laughter and happiness. A time punctuated by epiphanies which formed the basis of 3 years of my journey of self-discovery. Because that is what a university education is meant to do. It is meant to be more than just an academic learning experience to equip you for the world of work; it is meant to be that time where a person discovers the depths of their discipline, the strength of their determination and the euphoria of their joy”.
Bachelor in Early Childhood Education graduate reading her testimony
Similarly Avilla Meriza, a Bachelor in Early Childhood Education graduate expressed that “I surely asked for tutorials from the lecturers who were always ready to help and who were very helpful all times. I take the opportunity to thank all of them who took their time to assist me whenever I needed their help.”
A Bachelor in Early Childhood Education graduate reading her testimony
After the ceremony the graduates received copies of the Alumni Newsletter UniSey Connect with information on the Alumni Association and latest UniSey news.