MMSU holds 1st virtual grand alumni homecoming
Graduates of the Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) have proven that no physical distance and crisis can dampen their bond and unity as they attended the first virtual grand alumni homecoming dubbed “Langenlangen 2020” last December 28, 2020.
Streamed through the University’s official Facebook page (@MMSUOfficial), this virtual activity was organized by the MMSU’s Alumni Relations Office (ARO) and the Federated Alumni Association, Inc. (FAAI).
The Langenlangen featured series of performances and greetings from alumni, as well as testimonials from students who benefited from the MMSU’s Oplan Sappuyot financial assistance program.
MMSU President Shirley C. Agrupis thanked the alumni for keeping connected with the university despite the ongoing crisis. “The pandemic did not stop us from reaching out and connecting with all of you by doing this virtual version of the global homecoming,” she expressed.
She also bared plans to conduct the Grand Global Alumni Get-together by next year, which seeks to benchmark on the good practices from different sectors at international perspectives through the graduates, and for them to see the developments of MMSU at present.
“We also plan to establish groups of alumni per country or cluster of neighboring countries, which would serve as a bridge in connecting MMSU to the world and bring it at par with other premier institutions in the Philippines,” she added.
Prof. Ryan Dean T. Sucgang, alumni relations chief, said the virtual affair also served as one way of enjoining the alumni to help the MMSU students continue their college education despite the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic through joining the Oplan Sappuyot donation drive. – Daniel P. Tapaoan, Jr. (StratCom)