The University Scholars Programme (USP) held its Homecoming on Saturday, 20 August, in conjunction with the NUS Kent Ridge Alumni Day. We welcomed over 80 USP alumni, across 12 graduated batches. It was a pleasant reunion as we celebrated the 10th and 5th anniversary for the Class of 2007 and Class of 2012. Mr Bernard Toh, Director of the NUS Office of Alumni Relations, also graced the event, to chat with our alumni and show his support for USP.
USP Deputy Director A/P Albert Teo took this opportunity to update the alumni about new initiatives in USP and the ways to contribute back to USP. He also encourages alumni to consider contributing in terms of 3 Ts – Time, Talent and Treasure.
As part of cultivating lifelong learning with USP, USP professors conducted classes for our alumni – a chance for them to reminisce their good old days as a USP student. We were honoured to have A/P Barbara Ryan, A/P Lo Mun Hou and A/P Peter Vail to conduct a class, respectively titled “Over the Rainbow, Glocally”, “What are you Wearing?: Dressing for Work and the Nature of Gender” and “Narrative in Everyday Life”. Jessica Tan (Communications & New Media + USP, Class of 2016) who took A/P Vail’s class shared, “Besides the engaging professor, the class characterised USP so much mainly due to the alumni who were critical yet open-minded in asking questions.”
Overall, it was a great afternoon of reconnecting and reminiscence.
Please enjoy the photos below.