UNAIR Rector, Prof. Nasih with Alumni after during the gathering in Hotel Royal Kuningan Jakarta. (Photo: Special)
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UNAIR NEWS – In an effort to support UNAIR towards Top 500 World Class University(WCU), UNAIR always make improvements on managing alumni reputation database. It inspired UNAIR through Career and Entrepreneurship Development Center (PPKK) to hold an alumni gathering in Hotel Royal Kuningan, Jakarta on Sunday, July 31. The event attended by at least 80 alumni was the second after the first one was held in June.

The alumni present this time were from Faculty of Medicine (FK), Faculty of Dentistry (FKG), Faculty of Public Health (FKM) , Faculty of Pharmacy (FF), and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FKH). There were also UNAIR Rector, Prof. Dr. Moh. Nasih, SE., MT., Ak., CMA., and Vice Rector IV, Junaidi Khotib, S.Si., M.Kes., Ph.D., also Dean and Vice Dean of FF and FKM UNAIR.

Some of the alumni attended were Imam Fathorrahman as the President Director of PT. Kimia Farma, Nur Cholis Imam as the President Director of PT. Mushroom Factory ,Titi Sari Renowati as the Head of Port Health Office (KKP) Agencyof Kemkes RI who was directly made the trip from Merauke and also some other alumni on health.

“For the first period, we invited alumni on social, psychology and humanities. For the second period, we invited alumni focused on health,” said Dr. Elly Munadziroh, drg., M.S., Head of PPKK UNAIR.

Regarding alumni database, Elly said that there are still many obstacles to identify alumni with good reputation as her unit has not gad complete database on alumni of the first batch of UNAIR.

“It used to be in the Central Data book, so we need to re-input the data, and the addresses are likely to be different, so do the telephone numbers of the alumni. So to record the alumni database again would need extraordinary effort as they reached hundreds of thousand,” said Elly.

Beside hampered by the database, difficulties to track the alumni current whereabouts are existing due to the networking. To gather and empower the alumni with reputation, Elly said that her unit needs formatted and registered information regarding the alumni whereabouts.

“Therefore, we are still trying through Vice Rector overseeing Alumi, and second with WCU appointment which employment reputation also determines university’s ranking, from that point we move fast,” she added.

From the gathering, Elly hoped that it can strengthen alumni roles with UNAIR as the alma mater. Furthermore, their existence can also support UNAIR development.

“The next follow up, maybe from the alumni in Litbangkes (Health R&D, ed) and the Ministry of Health to get here and publicize their programs,” she said. (*)

Authors: Dilan Salsabila
Editor: Nuri Hermawan

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