UniSA Singapore Chapter recognised
Outstanding Australian University Alumni Association Award
UniSA’s Singapore Alumni Chapter had a lot to celebrate at this year’s Australian Alumni Singapore Gala Dinner as joint winners of an award that proves 50 years of bilateral ties between the two countries are as strong as ever.
The ‘Diamonds and Gold’ Gala Dinner and Dance, held at the Shangri La Hotel in Singapore on 7 November, celebrated not only Australian Alumni Singapore’s 60th anniversary but also Singapore’s 50th birthday as an independent nation.
UniSA’s Singapore Chapter was joint winner of the Outstanding Australian University Alumni Association Award with the University of Melbourne. The Australian Alumni Singapore (AAS) is the national umbrella organisation for Singaporean graduates of Australian universities.
Among the 700 guests attending the gala were His Excellency Philip Green OAM, Australian High Commissioner to Singapore, who presented the awards, and Mr Ong Ye Kung, Singapore’s Senior Minister of State and Acting Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills). The Hon Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs, sent a message via videoconference.
UniSA’s Deputy Vice Chancellor and Vice President Nigel Relph, University Council member Jim Hazel, UniSA fellow Dr Chew FUniSA, and former Chancellor David Klingberg AO DUniv joined the committee to celebrate and recognise the Chapter's achievements.
UniSA Chancellor Dr Ian Gould AM gave his congratulations to the chapter and says the award is fitting recognition for a lot of sustained commitment.
Singapore Chapter President Sherina Ng says winning the award is an honour for the chapter which was officially established in 2009.
“It’s a re-affirmation of our hard work to win this prestigious award, and a testament to our committee members’ collective efforts to promote the good name of UniSA and its Singapore chapter,” Sherina says.
“I would like to thank all our past and current committee members for their support and encouragement.
“We hope to continue adding value to UniSA and to building Singapore-Australia relations for the betterment of society at large.”