NCCU alumni return for the Homecoming Day
|Alumni are glad to meet their teachers again. Photo: Veronika Tomanová|
|The Department of Computer Science celebrates its 20th anniversary with a birthday cake. Photo: Lin Weu-chen (林暐辰)|
|The College of Education celebrates its 11th anniversary by giving awards outstanding alumni and students. Photo: Lee Liang-yu (李諒昱)|
|We are so happy to meet old friends. Photo: Lee Liang-yu (李諒昱)|
By Zale Chen (陳定良)
Despite the heavy rain, National Chengchi University (NCCU) alumni gathered on campus on May 18 to celebrate the university’s 86th anniversary.
Coinciding with the school’s anniversary, the Department of Public Finance also celebrated its 50th anniversary.
“This department is just like a big family. We all share similar values, and all of us take care each other,” said the department’s professor Li Chin-tung (李金桐). “The unity among the faculties and students is a strength making NCCU a special school in Taiwan and in the international community as well,” he added.
The department also prepared a commemorative video for its celebration.
“I graduated from the university 50 years ago, and this is my first return after graduation,” said Chen Lung-cheng (陳龍政) in the video, who is the chairman of Taishin Real Estate Management Company Limited.
“NCCU has an excellent environment for students to study,” he added.
Liu Yen-chiou (劉燕秋), an alumna of Department of Chinese Literature who graduated 30 years ago, said that the buildings and facilities on campus are so different from those in the past.
Another alumnus of Department of Chinese Literature Chang Peng-cheng (張鵬程) found that students are more energetic and vital than before.
“However, NCCU Facebook page should give more updated information about school events to help bring NCCU alumni together,” he added.
NCCU alumni also shared their stories about their lives in college. Liu Shih-hao (劉士豪), an alumnus of Department of Law and now a professor at Financial Law Department in Ming Chuan University, said he still cherishes the memories of joining school clubs and being part of Taiwan’s democratic movements.
Wei Ming-hao (魏明皓), an alumnus of Graduate Institute of Technology and Innovation Management, said that he has tried to create his own values in every competition by solving only one problem: How does one do things in a different and creative way?
“NCCU students not only should concentrate on their academic performances, but they also have to pursue their dreams and be brave enough to face all challenges,” Wei added.
The Department of Computer Science also celebrated its 20th anniversary with a birthday cake and an evening party as well.
Pan Hsien-kuo (潘先國), an alumnus of the department and now the sales representative in Taiwan area of CA Technologies, said that, as a student, he sometimes felt the courses he took were useless.
“You will find that the courses are very important after you enter the job market,” he added.
The College of Education celebrated its 11th anniversary by giving awards outstanding alumni and students.
Ju Keng-chung (朱賡忠), an alumnus of the Graduate School of Education, is the principal of the Jan Cheng Junior High School in the Taipei City. He said that NCCU is an excellent university and students are all people with visions.
Ju also said that students should have this sense of honor and become dedicated individuals in all walks of life.