NCCU Alumni share their memories and love for alma mater
|Alumni come back to their department office to meet with their professors. Photo: Lee I-ju (李易儒)|
|Let's take a group photo again! Photo: Tah Pei Qi (鄭佩棋)|
|Alumni are glad to chat with their professors. Photo: Hsu En-jia (許恩嘉)|
|Alumni try to understand the development of their department. Photo: Lee I-ju (李易儒)|
By Lin Chun-ming (林君明), Carlos Wang (王元容), Alfa Lee (李欣澄), Pai Yu-lun (白育綸), Lin Yu-chen (林昱辰), Xie Yi-ting (謝宜婷) and Jamie Hsiao (蕭郁潔)
Alumni from 27 departments of National Chengchi University (NCCU) shared their memories and love for their alma mater on the homecoming day parties, when alumni came back for the reunion on May 14.
Most of these homecoming alumni graduated in 1986. For some of them, this was the first reunion they have joined during the past three decades.
Liu Yu-chia (劉玉嘉), general coordinator of alumni reunion of Department of Journalism, was one of them.
On the contrary, some alumni joined the activity every year. Ye Shan-yun (葉善雲), Class 1987 from the Department of Mathematical Sciences, said that he has been coming back every year since since he graduated, and that he was always excited to meet old friends.
“When we get older, friends are more important,” Ye said.
Yang Yi-yi (楊伊伊), an overseas student from Malaysia, graduated from Graduate Institute of Social Work in 2012, also said that she came back every year since she graduated because she has a strong affection toward this place. This year, she joined the 10th anniversary of Graduate Institute of Social Work. During the reunion, she shared that the most unforgettable moment at school was writing her paper.
“Since I’m an overseas student, I had lots of difficulties when I was working on my paper,” Yi said. “I really appreciate my instructor Lu Pao-ching (呂寶靜), who kept teaching and supporting me during that time.”
Another alumnus Li Jin-tang (李錦棠), an overseas student from Hong Kong, also joined the reunion to meet his classmates. He graduated from the Department of Education in 1986 and is now a principal of Lui Cheung Kwong Lutheran Primary School in Hong Kong. He attributed his success to education training at NCCU.
“I need to tell my junior colleague to give thanks to everything they can learned at NCCU,” Li said.
Alumni also shared their stories about their days on the campus.
Jonathan Huang (黃俊智), an alumnus from Department of International Business who graduated in 1986, is now an executive vice president in Hua Nan Financial Group. He said that the Zhi Nan Creek impressed him the most.
“I cherished the memories when my friends and I spent our time together along the creek,” Huang said.
Economics major May Tsai (蔡紹梅) graduated in 1988. She said that her most unforgettable moment at NCCU was the welcome party organized by the seniors.
“Through this event, I got closer to my classmates, which was pretty helpful when I served as the director of Student Association of Department of Economics in the following year,” Tsai said.
Slavic professor Elena Liu (劉心華), a Class 1981 graduate said she was glad to see so many alumni at the reunion this year.
“It is my hope to have these alumni to share their experiences with students,” Liu said.
Lyu Ming-zong (呂明宗), a Class 1986 graduate with a law degree, is engaged in the securities business. He said that reunions should be organized more often because it will become easier for NCCU alumni to share, communicate, and even donate to their alma mater.
Candy Wang (王緯嫺), a Class 2011 of the Department of Japanese, encouraged students to take more courses in different fields to develop more potential capabilities.
“My experiences of taking civil law and economic courses and going to Japan as an exchange student were helping me a lot during my job hunting,” Wang said.