By Beatrice Munyiva
The Alumni Relations Office organized a silver recognition program to celebrate alumni who graduated 25 years ago during the 40th Commencement Ceremony held on September 29, 2018.
Ms. Alome Kasera-Achayo (Business Adminstration, ‘92), Ms. Jacqueline Chokwe (International Relations, ‘93) and Ms. Mary Gatheca (International Relations, ‘91) were recognized during the ceremony and awarded recognition plaques by the former Chair of the Alumni Association Dr. Jacob Ogolla.
The three alumni alongside other alumni, staff and faculty were later hosted by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Zeleza, for a luncheon at the Freida Brown Student Center training restaurant, where they shared their experiences, crediting the university for the significant impact it has had on their lives in the last quarter of a century.
Director of University Advancement Mr. James Ogolla encouraged the gathered alumni to stay engaged and connected with their alma mater as well as encourage their erstwhile college mates, to connect with the university.
This view was echoed by Prof. Zeleza, who reiterated the need for alumni to continuously engage with - including making regular visits to - their alma mater and support its activities since they are the custodians of the University. He also highlighted some of the key projects that the university is undertaking in terms of academic and infrastructural developments.
Moving forward, the Office of Alumni Relations will strive to continue building a mutually beneficial relationship between USIU-Africa alumni and their alma mater.