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NUSBSA Inaugural Reunion Dinner 2013

31 August 2013

Alumni from our Bachelor Degree programmes turned up in force for the inaugural NUSBSA Reunion Dinner, held at NUSS Kent Ridge Guild House on 31 August 2013. The sit-down dinner gathered almost 300 alumni from graduating classes ranging from 1969 to 2013, resulting in a vibrant and robust evening.

Organised by the NUS Business School Alumni Association (NUSBSA), with the school lending its support through the Global Alumni Network Office (GANO), the success of the event inspired the association to make it an annual affair. The strong community spirit was palpable as alumni and students took on the roles of organisers, performers, class champions and sponsors.

Starting the evening's performance were NUS Salsa dancers sashaying across the hall as they performed a snazzy number on stage. Meryl Joan Lee, better known as a Top 5 finalist of The Final 1 singing contest by Mediacorp, then took the spotlight as she serenaded the audience in her very first performance for her alma mater since graduating in 2012 (BAcc). Her act was followed by two current students, Irwin Fua and Camilla Teoh, performing separately with their band members, all of whom were students and alumni of other faculties in NUS. This marks the second time Irwin has performed for our alumni; his first performance being at the NUS Eminent Business Alumni Award ceremony last year just after his win (first runner-up) at the Sunsilk Academy Fantasia 2012.

An exciting part of the evening was the auction of a beautiful painting, which was painted and kindly donated by Joanna Wong (BBA 1981). At the peak of her banking career of 18 years, Joanna made the decision to retire and concentrate on raising her sons, thus beginning her journey as an artist. Since then, she has honed her skills under master painters Ong Kim Seng, Stephen Quiller and Wee Shoo Leong, and now displays her work at her own private gallery. The watercolour painting entitled "A Wooded Path" was proudly unveiled by Professor Bernard Yeung, the Dean of NUS Business School, and acquired by the successful bidder - alumnus Samuel Koh (BBA 1990).

As in all events, the highlight of the night was the lucky draw, which saw more than 40 lucky winners walking away with fabulous prizes donated by various sponsors such as Akira, Marina Mandarin, Park Hotel Group, The Manhattan Fish Market and various individual alumni sponsors.

Between the various stage performances and activities and the opportunity to catch up and network with peers, all involved had an enjoyable time with many vowing to come back next year, bringing more of their Bizad alumni friends with them.