EMBA Joint Reunion: Alumni Give Back to Facilitate Talent Development
NTU EMBA Program held a 10-year and 20-year joint alumni reunion at the C. C. Hong Memorial Hall in the College of Management on August 11. Executive Vice President for Financial Affairs Ruey-Shan Guo (郭瑞祥), former Deputy Dean of Management Shing-Yang Hu (胡星陽), and EMBA CEO Ming-Huei Hsieh (謝明慧) were invited to attend this special occasion.
The highlight of the joint alumni reunion was the donation of NT$ 880,000 by the Class of 1998 as a Hope Project to promote talent development and international exchanges of the College of Management, supporting the college’s graduate students to undertake exchange activities or study abroad.
According to Representative of the Class of 1998 Tzu-Liang Shih (石賜亮), the class has remained closely connected with faculty members and the school for the past 20 years. The NTU EMBA Program has continuously offered services and activities related to learning, culture, arts, recreation, and networking. The NTU EMBA experience has proved so rewarding that the class decided to initiate a donation titled “1987 Hope Project” to support and encourage the college’s graduate students to attend exchange activities or pursue further studies abroad.
NTU has been promoting the concept of “the second curve,” encouraging its students and graduates to work on social innovation and public welfare after achieving career success. At the reunion, several alumni were invited to share their “second curves.” One of the speakers was Yu-Hsin Lin (林攸信), an alumni of the Class of 2005 and CEO of Global Positioning Service Corporation. Mr. Lin’s talk centered around his belief and efforts in “using technology to help the disadvantaged.” Lin initiated a Neighborhood Assistance Box Project, calling on businesses to purchase “neighborhood assistance boxes,” which contain daily foods and goods, as sacrificial offerings for their monthly worships (on the 2nd and 16th days of the lunar months) and send the boxes to residents in need in the neighboring communities.
The participating alumni were thrilled to learn this project, all expecting to work together for social welfare and services. After the reunion in the afternoon, the alumni proceeded to attend a dinner banquet on campus, which opened with a lively singing and dancing performance by the Class of 1998. At the dinner, everyone happily socialized and networked with one another while looking forward to the next fruitful reunion.