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Lakehead University Magazine Spring/Summer 2008

International News

Lakehead graduates connected with one another at Alumni Receptions held on January 11 and 12, 2008, at the Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore and the Holiday Inn Golden Mile in Hong Kong. Plans are already under way to hold the next alumni reception in late 2008 or early 2009.

“Though the turnout was small, I felt really good to have met people who have been to Lakehead... I believe Lakehead should hold reunions more frequently as the last one was about a decade ago. Though I’m moving to Montreal soon, I really hope the alumni chapter will grow here and graduates in Singapore will enjoy the same level of warmth as our counterparts in Canada.” — Veerappan Veeramariappan, BEng (Electrical) ‘02

“Thank you very much for your warm reception in Hong Kong. I had a great time at the reception meeting old and new friends. It is good to hear Lakehead is growing… I am eager to visit the campus in the near future if time allows. I would like to thank Lakehead for giving me such a quality education. Without Lakehead, my life would not have been the same.” — Daniel Tong, Eng Dip‘78, BEng (Civil) ‘80

The Alumni Association plans to profile more Asian alums in its Alumni E-News. It also hopes to use future annual gatherings to formally recognize and introduce some of the outstanding alumni and chapter executives to their peers and the local community.

Photos and alumni comments on the January 2008 receptions are available at the Alumni website: www.lakeheadualumni.ca.

If you missed the last reception and would like to add your name to the invitation list for the upcoming one, please email alumni@lakeheadu.ca.

(l-r) Alex Ho (BEng ‘79), Vonnie Cheng (BSc ‘80, BA ‘82, HBA ‘92, Grad Dip Bus ‘92), and Daniel Tong (Eng Dip ‘78, BEng ‘80) at the Hong Kong Alumni Reception.

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