The biannual student-alumni gathering for the Manila MBA program was held in August at The Rockwell Club in Manila. Organised to coincide with the a visit from UWA Business School staff, 50 guests celebrated their academic achievements and took the opportunity to meet other students and graduates living in the Philippines.
William Uy, President of the recently established alumni group, said of the event, "It was a great opportunity for us to launch the alumni group and bring together students and alumni in an environment where friendships, business connections and networks are being created." Dr Chris Perryer, Director, Manila MBA program, Professor Ray Fells, Associate Dean, International Relations for the Business School and Catherine Doherty, Faculty Development Officer spoke about UWA, the MBA program and promoted the newly established Manila alumni group.
A number of alumni events were held in Singapore in August to coincide with the 2007 PSB UWA presentation ceremony including a private UWA Business School Alumni Dinner. Twenty guests engaged in robust discussion about the Business School over dinner at the Summer Pavilion restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Singapore. It was a wonderful opportunity for staff to catch up with alumni and promote the University and the current status of the Business School Campaign.
The Vice-Chancellor spoke about the strategic importance of our Singapore graduates as the gateway to Asia and the ongoing commitment of the University to developing our presence in Singapore. Dean, UWA Business School, Tracey Horton built on this theme, outlining her vision to position the School as provider of excellence in business education in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.
Networking and drinks overlooking the grounds of the Singapore Cricket Club highlighted the Singapore alumni event. An audience of alumni, PSB students, Australian Chamber of Commerce (Singapore) members, Advance for Young Professionals, Australian High Commission representatives, and University staff came together to hear Dr William Ardrey talk on successful strategies for technology acceleration in Southeast Asia.
Hosted by the Business School and the Faculty of Life and Physical Sciences the evening stimulated conversations about commercialisation of biotechnology ventures and brought together graduates from all disciplines.
The newly established 501(C)3 charitable entity, UWA in America Inc was launched this month at an alumni dinner with Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alan Robson and Dean, Tracey Horton at the Harvard Club in New York. All graduates in the US were invited to attend.
The following week, the Vice-Chancellor hosted a cocktail party for alumni living in the UK at Australia House in London. All graduates in the UK or Europe were invited to attend.