2017 UG Alumni Reunion – Recap of the weekend’s activities
*Friday- Holiday Inn, Laurel*.
We began the reunion on Friday evening, with a meet and greet at the Holiday Inn, Laurel, MD. After numerous hugs, hi fives, and hi pitched cheers, we formally began the evening with a powerful praise and worship time led by the VANDALS for Christ choir. The group led by Dr. Nii Adote, featuring the legendary Sobo and Nana Barima, delivered an angelic praise and worship time, amidst dancing and drumming.
The night was crowned by a PAWA Night special, led by the OVA-NA. It was such an ecstatic night which also featured the Katanaga choir of University Hall, UST.
The Saturday Congress was chaired by Dr. Arthur Kennedy. Present at the congress, which was held in the conference room of the Holiday Inn, Laurel, were The Pro VC, Prof. Kwame Offei, the Commonwealth Hall Hall Master, Prof. Frank Nyame, and Prof. Christy Badu, Legon Alumni Relations Director. Topics discussed included the vision and direction of UG and the the alumni role.
The following new executive were duly elected
President. Emmanuel Sagoe
Vice Pres. (Admin) – Gifty Dankyi
Vice Pres. (Ops) – Prof. Alexander Darku
Gen. Sec – Beatrice Quist Korankye
Deputy Gen. Sec – Eva Addo
Treasurer – Dr. Deborah Emefa Tamakloe
Financial Sec. – Dr. Tina Abrefa
Communications & Media Director – Ekow Akyeampong (Fisho)
Organizing Sec. – Nathan Addo
Youth Organizer – Romeo Katamani.
The Highlight of the weekend; The success of the Saturday Night fundraiser dinner dance could not be touted enough. Much as we anticipated a decent turnout, to say we were overwhelmed would be an understatement. The turnout was great, the camaraderie was infectious, and the atmosphere was welcoming. We ate good food, successfully started the initiative to create an endowment fund for University, and also danced the night out. We are grateful to those who have submitted their pledge forms and have made payments, and to those who are in the process of completing the forms.
The well attended ‘Minimpinim’ food fair, was where we realized that age is just a number. Reminiscing, networking, drumming and dancing, brought back memories of our days at Legon and those who brought their kids, had them looking at their parents in awe, possibly thinking “mum/dad, college must have been fun”
We whole heartedly thank the OVA-NA for sponsoring the Sunday picnic and your indefatigable support throughout the weekend.
As we come down from our post-Reunion highs and reflect on the activities and the friendships created (hopefully, no inters were made), we ask that you continue to deepen your involvement in our beloved university, and the association. Let us foster great networking and support within the association, in order to achieve our goals.
Beatrice Quist, and Eva Addo (General Secretary)