To all alumni of South China University of Technology and their friends:
We are proud to announce to all alumni of South China University of Technology that with all the great effort and dedication of a group of SCUT alumni, we have officially established an organization- SCUT ALUMNI USA. With all our strength, enthusiasm and resources, we are ready, able and willing to make this organization a great entity.
As we are tasting the fruition of many years of study and hard work in our career, we do not forget the fact that when we first came to this country to pursue further education, we came with nothing except that we were equipped with solid education from our school- South China University of Technology. We came with a dream- to become more successful in our career. Today, many of us are very successful in achieving position of prominence in different field of the business. Many of us are maintaining high level of skill, knowledge and experience in different kinds of discipline. We should be proud of what we have achieved so far. We should continue to keep the momentum. On the other hand, we all have the strong feeling that we had gained great education and training from SCUT and it is time for us to give back to our school and communities. By setting up this alumni organization, we sincerely hope that we can offer assistance and guidance to new members in their study and others in their career. Furthermore, this organization will provide a bridge between SCUT and organizations in U.S.A., such as universities, academic and research institutes and think tanks. We also hope that all members of SCUT Alumni USA will benefit from this organization and enhance the building of their career directly and indirectly in many ways through association and involvement.
We have established SCUT Alumni USA in the best time. We are in a time when the relationship between China and the United States of America has developed tremendously and continued to grow rapidly in all aspects of trade, commerce, economy, high tech, academic and cultural exchanges. We firmly believe that we have a role to play in this dynamic environment. It is the right time for us to build a platform to enhance our own careers and to expand our horizon in the areas other than our own profession in the time when we all face many new challenges in the fast-changing world in the next ten years and beyond.
With the good effort of many hard-working SCUT alumni, we have come to the point of successfully setting up this non-for-profit entity and establishing the basic organizational infrastructure. From the very beginning, many of us had a good understanding of our primary goals of this organization and a good plan as to how to accomplish them. The primary missions of this organization are set forth as follows:
1. Provide a platform to foster information exchange by networking within and outside of the organization 2. Provide information and support of academic exchange with SCUT and offer assistance and guidance for new SCUT alumni coming to USA to study 3. Reach out to other organizations to form alliance 4. Act as a think tank and provide consulting services in the areas of commerce, trade, legal guidance, products and projects and technology between the Sino-USA 5. Provide opportunities for family bonding and organize family activities
Great organization needs great people and resources. Many current members of SCUT alumni have made a firm commitment by volunteering a great deal of their time and effort to start the process of forming the basic structure of the organization. They will continue to do so. However, the future successful development of this organization depends on the support of all alumni. The membership dues and initial donations from our alumni are two basic funding vehicles for the operation of the organization. After many meetings and extensive discuss, majority of our current board members have decided to waive the membership dues at this time. However, we encourage donations from our alumni. Donation of any amount at any time will be greatly appreciated. We have set the original funding target at $ 20,000.00 to start up the operation of the organization. We will also propose necessary funding for any special events in connection with the development of the organization in the future when the organization is up and running. Eventually, with sufficient financial contribution from our alumni, we are planning to establish a foundation and/or operating fund to generate additional funding for the continued operation of this organization. Our ultimate goal is to make this organization viable, influential in the society and to make it meaningful to all members of SCUT alumni.
We have accomplished a great deal, but there is still much to do. Please consider joining your peers who have already made their commitment to support the development of SCUT Alumni USA. All members of SCUT Alumni USA represent the past, present, and future of South China University of Technology. We invite you to become one of the members of SCUT Alumni USA family.
Last, but not the least, we wish all the best to your family, business and career.