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Homecoming With Heart

SIM pledged its support for three causes at this year’s Homecoming event.
SIM pledged its support for three causes at this year’s Homecoming event.


It was an evening to remember as some 250 SIM alumni and corporate guests gathered along with SIM GE students and staff at the Homecoming- Ripple of Hope, Wave of Blessing event on 27 October 2017 at the SIM Atrium.

This signature alumni engagement event is organised exclusively for the alumni and the larger family of SIM staff and students. Industry partners were also invited for the first time in an effort to strengthen networking bonds with the SIM family.

This year’s event was made more special as SIM pledged its support to three causes, donating proceeds collected from the event to:

  • Aid SIM students who are children of displaced Professionals, Managers Executives and Technicians (PMETs) to tide through difficult times.
  • Help stray animals who have been abandoned find good homes and support ‘no-kill’ animal shelters.
  • Promote an eco-friendly environment by selling limited edition tingkats (tiffin food carriers).

“Like the famous starfish on the beach story, we may not be able to save EVERYONE but we can make a difference in the ONES we do. Ripple of Hope can release a wave of blessing for stakeholders, supporters and beneficiaries. Ripple of Hope is a work of heart," said Student Life Division, Assistant Director, Moira Lesslar.

SIM alumni Paris Tran and Sean Loke, were the emcees at the event.
SIM alumni Paris Tran and Sean Loke, were the emcees at the event.

The warm smiles and friendly handshakes made the atmosphere a memorable one for our alumni, including the emcees of the night- Ms Paris Tran from the SIM-University of London, Class of 2013 and Mr Sean Loke from the SIM-University at Buffalo, Class of 2011.

“It was my fourth time hosting SIM GE Homecoming and although it gives me different levels of excitement each time, this year really stands out. It was a great honour to host not only a well-organised event, but also a significant one.

“When I came up to the stage and introduced myself as an UOL alumni, I heard loud cheers and it made me even more proud to be an SIM-UOL alumni,” said Paris.

Sharing similar sentiments, Sean added,” It was really eventful and I am delighted to be back in school and to pair up with fellow alumna like Paris to do a show for our alumni.”

Also in attendance was SIM-RMIT alumni from the Class of 2010, Mr Jasper Ong who is currently Executive Director of Myanmar Golden Produce Co. Ltd.

“The homecoming event was a great occasion to be reminded that as alumni, we still have a part to play to contribute to the school whether it’s for helping students whose families are weathering the harsh economic climate or for simply helping students out by sharing our industry experiences. Thank you for having me here," he said.

Homecoming With Heart

Posted online, 13 November 2017