The Class of 2013 from the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Science, commemorated their graduation with a walk to raise funds for student support around University Town.
A total of 126 Final Year students took part in the Pharmacy Graduation Walk 2013. All registration fees went towards the Department’s Commencement Class Giving campaign.
In addition to the S$1,979.50 raised by the graduating class, their lecturers pledged to give at least S$1 for every student to complete the walk. To date, the Pharmacy Commencement Class Giving campaign has surpassed their target of S$2,013 and the number keeps on rising.
Carin Siow, Final Year Pharmacy student says, “I am heartened to see classmates and teaching staff come together to raise funds and help out in their own way to make this possible for all of us.”
The spirit of giving was felt far beyond the NUS campus. Two graduating Pharmacy students on the NUS Overseas College Programme at the University of Pennsylvania in the US also completed a walk in Philadelphia in honour of the Pharmacy Graduation Walk 2013 and will be fundraising for this year’s Commencement Class Giving campaign.
In his closing note, Chan Boon Kiang, project director of the Walk, said, “The four years in NUS Pharmacy has definitely been a blast! Although the walk signifies the last day of undergraduate life, it also marks the start of a new beginning for all. I wish all my classmates the best in all their future endeavours. And remember, that once you’ve joined NUS Pharmacy, you will always be part of the Pharmily.”
Are you graduating and interested in making a gift to your Faculty? To find out more about Commencement Class Giving 2013, click here.