By Ajwad Amal
GOMBAK, 5 March 2016 – IIUM Alumni Division will launch their Alumni book café and IIUM Alumni Scholarship this year. This was confirmed by the Rector of IIUM, Professor Dato’ Sri Dr. Zaleha Kamarudin during a soft launch of the Global IIUM Alumni Homecoming 2016.
‘These efforts need to be given a stronger trust, so that we can engage all alumni to come and contribute,” Professor Dato’ Sri Dr. Zaleha said in her speech. She also mentioned about a casual relationship which should not be a trend among IIUM alumni in order to build a sense of togetherness.
Many alumni had gathered to agree upon certain important projects such as REACH Magazine – an alumni magazine with more informative and beneficial content to be published annually, alumni scholarship for needy students, and alumni book café as specific meeting place and part of reunion point for the alumni within campus. The alumni book café which also aimed at promoting IIUM published books is assumed to be fully operational around September.
“The Ministry of Higher Education has identified our university through our successful alumni,” Dr. Zaleha added. She also highlighted the contributions of alumni as former students to have a more continuous and sustained platforms.
Some 75,000 alumni have been identified and served to get annual updates about the activities organised through past years. Various programmes have been conducted by the alumni including annual dinner, motivational talk, leadership programme, and events to help students in job market.
The Global IIUM Alumni Homecoming 2016 was pre-launched at Banquet Hall, Rectory Building, with the attendance of President of IIUM, Tan Sri Dr. Rais Yatim and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dato’ Sri Reezal Merican Naina Merican. Another big launching will be conducted in upcoming December.***
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