Islamabad Alumni Community Reunites
In what was a true reunion, in every sense of the word, the Islamabad and KPK alumni community came together on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at The Monal Resturant, Islamabad for their annual Islamabad and KPK Alumni Reunion. After more than a while away from physical meet-ups, the alumni were buzzing with excitement to finally have an opportunity to reconnect. Not only was the reunion a chance for the community to get together again in-person, but also to engage and interact with leadership from their alma mater as Mr. Shahid Hussain, Rector, Dr. Arshad Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, and Director of Advancement, Ms. Nuzhat Kamran, were all in attendance at the event.
Reunions are a one-of-a-kind occasion for alumni to reflect, catch up, and celebrate, and that is just what this get-together was for one of the largest LUMS alumni communities. Hosted by the Office of Advancement, the evening opened with a video on the University’s 35-Year anniversary this past year, reflecting on the incredible LUMS journey.
This was followed by an overview of the newest directions that the University is taking by Ms. Kamran, who shared the latest updates from Advancement at LUMS, and encouraged the alumni to stay engaged with their alma mater, seek out opportunities that will bring together the larger LUMS community and also enhance the University’s growth. In this effort, she also acknowledged the patronage of two Islamabad alumni ambassadors, Mr. Haider Rafique (MBA 1994) for his continuous support in helping the University build external partnerships, and Mr. Luqman Afzal (BSc 2002) for his generosity in hosting the reunion at his beautiful restaurant, Monal.
Representatives from the Islamabad Alumni Working Group and KPK Alumni Chapter, namely Mr. Saud Mukhtar (MBA 2007) and Mr. Sarmad Khan (MBA 2000) respectively, also took to the floor and briefly shared their hopes and plans for the alumni community’s activities and engagement in the coming months. The alumni also had the chance to hear from Dr. Ahmad, who expressed his happiness at the fantastic turnout of over 150 alumni and encouraged the alumni to stay involved with all the new happenings at LUMS. Mr. Hussain thanked the alumni for their enduring connection with the University and wished them great success in their future endeavours.
With the anticipation of meeting old friends after a significant gap, the reunion was a wonderful opportunity for the alumni to reminisce over a delicious dinner. The evening’s celebrations also included snippets of the alumni sharing why they stay engaged with LUMS, including a short live singing performance by a musically talented alumnus. A reunion as engaging and exciting as this one would not have been possible without the enthusiastic participation of the alumni, who left with bags of LUMS memorabilia as souvenirs and an optimistic determination to engage through many more such events in the future.
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