Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY) which has been established 38 years ago has tens of thousands of alumni who are scattered in various parts of the country. As one of the educational institutions, graduates of UMY also contributed to this country from various aspects. To appreciate the dedication of its alumni, UMY will give awards to alumni who have been dedicated to the community at the event entitled Alumni Award in the series of the 38th Anniversary of UMY on Saturday, March 30, 2019. In addition to giving awards to alumni, the Alumni Awards event also aims to re-establish friendship between alumni from all generations.
“This activity is aimed at alumni who have dedication not only to the campus, but the most important thing to the community, because we have great hopes for UMY alumni to have a positive influence wherever they are. The Alumni Awards themselves are one of the ways UMY gives awards to graduates who have been dedicated in society in various fields such as politics, art, culture, and others, “said Head of the LPKA Student and Alumni Development Institute Faris Al-Fadhat, Ph.D.
Faris stressed that the award was not only given to alumni who only have big names. Because he feels that anyone can be dedicated and build a community. “Things like this that we have to straighten out, the achievement category is not always directed at the big people. Even UMY alumni who are active in a community, volunteer, or teacher, still have a vital role. But, we measure the achievements of alumni contributions that have an impact on society, “he added.
In the screening process for the names of alumni who will be nominated as award winners, the executive committee will cooperate with the Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta Alumni Family (KAUMY). KAUMY will have a duty to help smooth the implementation of this event, the first is the selection of alumni in various places and socializing this program. Secondly, KAUMY will also be involved in the alumni selection process which will become nominees. In addition, anyone has the right to submit the name of alumni who will become award winners.
There are two categories that will be given at the upcoming Alumni Awards namely Alumni Achievement Award and Outstanding Alumni Award. The information and proposals for the 2019 UMY Alumni Award can be made through the alumniawards.umy.ac.id page. (ak)