Almuni association elects leaders

By Justin Emedot, :: 10-04-2012

Henry Nzana

Members of the UCU Alumni Association western region chapter on March 22 elected their leaders.

At the event held at the All Saints Church Hostel, Kabale, the members elected the executive committee of the maiden chapter. Rev Henry Nzaana Turihaihi was elected the Chairman.
“I am honoured to be elected chairman of this association, and pledge to do my best to bring the alumni of this great institution together,” a cheerful Nzaana Turihaihi said on assuming the leadership.
Other executive members elected from among the 49 alumni who attended were Mrs Patience Mwesigwa Tusingwire as general secretary, Fred Twinobusingye as treasurer, and Mr Reuben Twinomujuni and Rev. Edison Turyatunga as committee members.
The UCU Vice Chancellor, Dr John Senyonyi, who was the chief guest at the occasion, told the people present that it was important to have alumni as a part of the university.
“The moment you study at a university, it becomes a part of you. and you can never reach a time and you say you never went to that institution,” Senyonyi said.
“What we want to do is establish pride in our institution, that if you studied at UCU, whether when it was Bishop Tucker Theological College, as long as you hold a certificate that is from there, you can always say that you are proud to be from UCU.”
“It is not the Americans or the British that are going to build our institutions. It’s we ourselves. And the only way we can build is by giving back to the institution.”
He asked the alumni to have university branded items, like the ties, tags and scarfs, that can always market the university wherever they go.
The university is in the process of moving the regional chapters to Mbale and Arua campuses later this year.

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