This year’s Lo Hei dinner was certainly a joyous occasion as the Society had not been able to host this event in such a large scale for the past two years due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Esteemed guests such as NUS President, Professor Tan Eng Chye; Pro-Chancellors of NUS; Chairman of NUS Board of Trustees, Mr Hsieh Fu Hua; Professor Tan Chorh Chuan and Dr Evelyn Lee; Mr Wong Ngit Liong and Mrs Wong; Members of NUS Alumni Advisory Board and NUS Senior Management; and more, attended the key Society event of the year.
“The relationship between NUS and NUSS is one cherished by us and envied by the other alumni bodies in Singapore. This relationship has enabled NUSS to develop and support numerous programmes over the years,” said NUSS President, Mr Edward S Tay in his opening address, as he underscored the importance of the close bond shared between the Society and its alma mater. To reaffirm this close shared bond, NUSS presented NUS with a cheque of $250,000 contribution towards the NUS Alumni Bursary Fund. The funds will be channelled towards aiding NUS undergraduates with financial issues.
In addition, he outlined other events and activities in which NUSS had supported the University in, such as the NUSS-NUS Mentorship Programme, participation in the NUS Cares initiative and two fireside chats with Professor Tan Eng Chye on the future of university education and lifelong learning. Mr Tay also expressed his appreciation to Professor Tan and the Director of the NUS Office of Alumni Relations, Mr Bernard Toh, for their kind support for NUSS’ initiatives throughout the years.
Besides taking the opportunity to reunite with old acquaintances over dinner and drinks, the attendees were also entertained by an enchanting pipa performance by the Pipa Society Singapore.
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