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Chancellor supports Alumni Project

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This is the first individual contribution towards the Alumni Centre project.Speaking during the cheque presentation ceremony Dr. Wanjui challenged other alumni to come forward and support the project in terms of endowing their resources. He noted that philanthropy was not common and that the private sector needs to do more in terms of supporting trusts. Dr. Wanjui noted that it is important for the University to develop linkages that will promote the growth of the Alumni Association.

While lauding the move by the Chancellor, Dr. Betty Gikonyo, Chairperson, UONAA, said that at the beginning of the year, the Association embarked on a fundraising campaign for the project by reaching out to alumni and friends of the University. The move has seen the Association engage with various corporates interested in supporting the noble cause.

The Alumni Centre is a viable project which the alumni can identify with and act as a means of pooling resources towards development activities at the University through partnerships. The Centre will be on a two-acre land along Arboretum Drive which the University gave the Association as its contribution towards the project.

Present during the ceremony were members of the University Management Board led by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George Magoha and members of UONAA Executive Committee.