MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN
Dear alumni, colleagues and friends of FASS,
As we celebrate Singapore’s 50th Birthday alongside the University’s 110th Anniversary, it is fitting that we honour the achievements and contributions of our alumni and colleagues tonight.
A respectable 85 years old, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is home to a long line of alumni from different fields, people who have contributed to society in myriad ways, in public service or the corporate world, and through volunteerism. Many of our early alumni were pioneering figures in the development of Singapore, without whom, the young nation would not be what it is today. Tonight, we launch the inaugural FASS Distinguished Alumni Awards to recognise those who have shown excellence in various fields locally and internationally, and in appreciation of their contributions to the Nation, the University, the Faculty and the Community.
Alongside the Alumni Awards, we also celebrate the remarkable achievements of our faculty and staff in the areas of research, teaching and service, and at the same time, honour those who have dedicated years in long service in FASS. We applaud the multi-faceted talent in our midst, and recognise the initiative and dedication that these individuals have shown in going the distance.
Finally, by coinciding the STARS Awards with our annual Lunar New Year Lohei celebrations, we hope that not only will the STARS shine brightly, the festive spirit of peace and happiness will overflow this evening.
To all the award recipients, I would like to offer my heartiest congratulations!
Professor Brenda Yeoh
THE INAUGURAL FACULTY ALUMNI AWARDS
As the University commemorates its 110th Anniversary and Singapore’s 50th Anniversary in 2015, it is a particularly meaningful occasion for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences to present its inaugural Faculty Alumni Awards.
The Distinguished Arts and Social Sciences Alumni Award was established to recognise individuals who have made significant contributions to the Nation, Community, University, and/or Faculty, and/or dedicated themselves to the betterment and promotion of the arts and social sciences.
It is our honour to acknowledge and extend our appreciation to the many men and women in our alumni family who have served and contributed brilliantly in various capacities, towards Singapore’s nation-building and the growth of the University and Faculty.
THE DISTINGUISHED FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALUMNI AWARDS STATUETTE
The Alumni Awards take the form of a rising star, a symbol of the outstanding accomplishments achieved by our alumni recipients.
The star also represents the inspiration these individuals bring to us through their brilliant contributions in various capacities, towards Singapore’s nation-building and the growth of the University and Faculty.