Active in Various Organization Does not Stop Her Study

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Renny Oktafia, Best Graduate of Doctoral Studies. (Illustration: Feri Fenoria Rifai)

UNAIR NEWS – Renny Oktafia successfully completed her doctoral study with a dissertation entitled ‘Linkage of Economic Activities Based on Islamic Sharia with Local Culture and Its Impact on Community Welfare in East Java’. The graduate, familiarly called Renny, conducted research in three cities: Kediri, Jember, and Malang.

Aside from being a student, Renny also a lecturer at Universitas Muhammadiyah Sidoarjo (UMSIDA) and serves as Head of Sharia Banking Study Program Faculty of Islamic Studies UMSIDA. In 2018, the student with GPA of 3.84 served as Head of Islamic Financial Studies Center  under the auspices of LPPM UMSIDA.

Her busy schedule does not prevent Renny from being active in various organizations that have a mission to advance Islamic economy. Some of the organizations that Renny participated in were East Java DPW Association of Islamic Economics (IAEI), East Java Sharia Economic Forum (Fordeis), Bali and Nusa Tenggara, East Java Council of Islamic Economics (Masei), East Java PINBAS, Business Economics Lecturer Forum Islam (Fordebi) East Java, Sharia Banking Communication Forum (FKPPS) Kopertais region IV East Java, and management at Institute for Development of the Muhammadiyah Islamic Boarding School in East Java.

Active in organization made it easy for Renny to gain a lot of knowledge. Her network in organization also helped her to conduct research.

“Being active in various organizations made me get a lot of knowledge, both from seniors and colleagues,” Renny said.

Even so, Renny also had difficulty in financing her studies. In addition, the sad news she had to receive when her father was convicted by the doctor with kidney failure, so he had to do dialysis treatment every week.

“I always pray, may God allow my dad to see the success of my doctoral studies.”concluded Renny. (*)

Author: Galuh Mega Kurnia

Editor: Binti Q. Masruroh

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