The Wisconsin International University College, Ghana Alumni association spurred by its acting executives in collaboration with management of the university have held a dialogue and cocktail ceremony, the first of its kind in the history of the university. The event held on Friday March 21, 2023 on the university’s Accra campus was a joint program in two parts organized to sensitize the need for all former students of the university to join the Alumni Association while using the occasion to outdoor the interim executive.
In a move to revive and bring on board more of its old students on board, Ag. President of the Association Jonas Tei- Mensah outlined the importance of the Association, amongst them being the need to come together as beneficiaries of the institution to support current brilliant but needy students as and when needed, to create opportunities of network in order to assist struggling colleagues and to continue to project the image of the university through its programmes and activities.
Mr Jonas Tei-Mensah said his administration had tabled a numbers projects the Alumni association would champion which includes the creation, organization and sustaining effective year group, educational support, funding raising, among others.
YEAR GROUP ORGANIZATION
The Association is looking forward to having leaders for all the various year groups who will be the main liaison between the executives and members of that particular year group. In this regard the Alumni Ag. President called on all former students to reach out and join their respective year groups. He urged the students to shun the negativity and rather look to the positive side of their experiences while in school.
FINANCING OF THE ASSOCIATION
The Association is looking at ways to finance the association in order to take up projects on campus to make the needed impact on their alma-mater. Mr. Tei-Mensah said any student who has successfully graduated is eligible to be a member of the association and is free to make any form of donation or contribution to the association and the university.
EDUCATION SUPPORT FUND
The Association will look into how to support current students with some form of financial challenge as a way of impacting positively the lives of students and serve as inspiration for them to go through school and either get employed or start their own businesses. This he hopes will become cyclical where each beneficiary student can return the gesture.
BENEFITS OF NETWORK AND SUPPORT
The Association will hope the create the platform where all former students can meet, network and share ideas. They are hopeful these engagements among the alumnus will create opportunities for members to help colleagues and do business among themselves.
Chairman of the University Council Justice Isaac Duose who was present at the event expressed his enthusiasm at the revival of the saying that the university was in the business of producing human resource and anytime the Alumni Association of any university is doing well the university does well too. Justice Duose said he was proud of his association with Wisconsin for the past 23 years and urging the Alumni to be proud of their university and rally round to also give back to the institution that trained them to be who they are now.
The night was climaxed with a cocktail event where the former students networked and shared memories with colleagues. Also present at the event was the Registrar Mr. Joel Idun-Acquah, Chief Operating Officer Mr. Jacob Fynn and Director Public Affairs and Marketing Mr. Nurudeen Mohammed.
Kinldy contact the Alumi association on the following contacts: +233 24 200 7012 | 00233 24 674 5013