The graduating class of the National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Design and Environment (SDE) scooped two accolades at the recent Commencement Class Giving awards.
In the “Faculty between 400 and 1,200 graduating students” category, the Final Year students were rewarded for their fundraising efforts by receiving the Top Achievement Award – for the School with the highest participation rate in giving by graduating students – as well as the Leap Award – for the School that showed the greatest improvement in participation in giving by graduating student.
Tan Siew Hooi Victoria, Commencement Class Giving champion for SDE, shares, “It is indeed an honour to represent the Real Estate Class of 2016 as the Class Champion. It was heartening to see my course mates stepping forward to make a donation in support of their juniors. Every gift is a little step forward to presenting new opportunities and uncovering potential.
“With the School of Design and Environment achieving two awards this year, it was a collective effort by the graduating batch as the Faculty managed to achieve the highest participation rate in this year’s Annual Giving. Its significance lies in acquainting graduates with the tradition of giving. Moving forward, I hope that the class champions of the coming years will be inspired to continue to help a greater number of students receive the education they deserve.”
Professor Lam Khee Poh, Dean of SDE, adds, “It is gratifying to note that the philanthropic spirit remains strong in our Singaporean community. It is especially encouraging to see that our students have already begun to enthusiastically engage in giving back to the institution for the benefit of those in need in our NUS community.
“I offer my heartiest congratulations to the SDE students for winning the Top Achievement Award for two consecutive years in 2015 and 2016 and for winning the Leap Award this year.”
The awards were presented during the NUS Annual Giving Appreciation Dinner held to recognise and thank the many individuals who selflessly give their time and money to make a difference to the lives of students.
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