More than 80 USQ alumni and special guests, including USQ Chancellor John Dornbusch, Deputy Chancellor Jan Boys and Vice Chancellor Professor Jan Thomas, braved the heat and a gathering storm for a recent poolside meet and greet at the Hilton Hotel in Kuala Lumpur on 29th March 2015. The event which was held in March in conjunction with the USQ Kuala Lumpur Graduation Ceremony and hosted by the USQ Malaysian Alumni Chapter to help bolster their membership was a huge success. The MAAC was represented by President, Ms. Pat Yeoh and Vice President of Alumni Relations, Mr. Adrian Ong.
Malaysian Alumni Chapter Chair, Ben Foo who completed both his Bachelor of Engineering (2009) and Graduate Certificate in Engineering Technology (2012) through USQ, said networking events which allowed international alumni to meet and mingle with USQ’s senior executives helped foster a greater feeling of connectedness with the University. “Events like these are very important to our chapter because they not only create greater awareness about our chapter but also strengthen our ties to the University,” Ben said. “The feedback from everyone who attended was fantastic, with most members very keen to organise more events like this in the future.”
“The Chair of USQ Alumni Singapore Chapter, Jean Xia who was in attendance, was also impressed with the event and suggested we should have joint events like this between Malaysia and Singapore in the future.”
With more than 400 members, the USQ Malaysian Alumni Chapter is USQ’s largest international chapter. “With such a large number of members and everyone with their own strength and expertise we make a great pool of resources,” Ben said. “There is a great potential for us to become USQ’s largest and most effective networking group; especially when you take into account other regional chapters like Singapore.” “With this in mind, I as the Chair of the USQ Alumni Malaysian Chapter urge every USQ alumnus in Malaysia to take an active role in our chapter and help build it up to be a chapter that every one of us can be proud of and can gain great benefits from knowledge sharing and networking.”