BE AMBASSADORS OF HOPE TO YOUR ALMA MATER: PROF. KUUPOLE TELLS UCC ALUMNI UK CHAPTER
Prof. Domwini Dabire Kuupole, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast has advised Alumni of the University to work hard to build the image of the University wherever they find themselves because they are worthy ambassadors of the University.
Prof. Kuupole said this when he was delivering an address on the theme “Bridging the gap between Alumni and their Alma Mater” at the inauguration of the United Kingdom Chapter of the University of Cape Coast Alumni Association in London on Saturday, 27th August, 2016. The Vice-Chancellor entreated Alumni to form a special stakeholder group for their alma mater, thus, the more their alma mater grows and flourishes the better it is for the alumni. The Alumni becomes a unique stakeholder whose main interest is to make sure the alma mater grows in stature and is counted among the best.
He indicated that the various Halls of Residence, the unique academic tradition, institutional spirit, and treasured friendships, had all contributed in carving the true identity of UCC Alumni.
He therefore entreated Alumni to first and foremost understand that the strength of their degree qualification is enriched in value by the current stature of the alma mater, thus giving back to help to make the institution bigger, stronger and better will turn to value their stature as well.
The Vice-Chancellor lauded the initial idea of the UK Chapter coming together to form a Network Support Group to support each other and their alma mater and admonished them to maintain the spirit of oneness.
Prof. Kuupole used the opportunity to brief members on some major developments in the University notably the Collegiate System, the UCC Enterprises Limited, improvement in internet connectivity, infrastructural developments, among others.
The Chairman for the occasion, Mr. Andrew Lumor of the Universities of Ghana Overseas Office in London, was full of praise for the leadership of the UK Chapter and the Institutional
Advancement Office of University of Cape Coast for the effective collaboration and advised them to ensure the chapter lives long to work and achieve its goals.
In a speech read on his behalf by the Director of Public Affairs at the High Commission, Mr. Victor Smith, Ghana’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, pledged his unflinching support to the group.
In her acceptance speech, the President of the chapter, Herty Adu-Twumwaa on behalf of the group, gave assurance that the group would work hard to continue to uplift the good name of the University of Competitive Choice.
As part of the inauguration, the UK Chapter launched a campaign dubbed “Hope 4 the Disabled at UCC”, a five year campaign plan to raise funds to assist the Resource Centre for Alternative Media and Assistive Technology at the University of Cape Coast.
There were solidarity messages from the University of Ghana Alumni Association, UK Chapter and the Canada and USA Chapters of the UCC Alumni Association.
Present at the ceremony were Mr. Alex Johnson of Eagle Scientific Ltd, Prof. Felix Konotey-Ahulu, an Alumnus of UCC, Mr. Barnett Quaicoo – in-coming Manager of Cocoa Marketing UK Ltd, and an Alumnus of UCC, Mrs. Elizabeth Obese, Director of Finance, UCC, Mrs. Priscilla Baaba Bansah, Assistant Coordinator, Institutional Advancement Office, Mr. Robert Asare-Amissah, Acting National Secretary, UCC Alumni Association.