A friendly atmosphere marked an alumni gathering organised by Gadjah Mada Alumni Association (KAGAMA) for East Java province on Saturday (24/2), held at Universitas Airlangga in Surabaya. The event entitled KAGAMA East Java Connecting Campus is a routine agenda which is held once in two or three months that aims to gather the alumni of Universitas Gadjah Mada who live in East Java Province. There was no limitation of faculties and generation in this event. This campus was chosen as the gathering venue because there are many alumni who become lecturers there.
Representatives from all faculties attended the event, except the representative from Faculty of Dentistry who was attending another reunion at UGM Campus. In this event, the strategic agendas for the development of Gadjah Mada Alumni Association were discussed as a form of contribution of UGM alumni toward the development of East Java Province. According to the Event Secretary, Ikhwanudin, there were two big agendas discussed in this event. The first agenda is alumni gathering in East Java Province which will be held this year.
“It is a gathering forum for UGM alumni who live in East Java Province, thus we can become more solid and contribute for the development of various lines of life according to our field of expertise,” said Ikhwanudin.
The second agenda is KAGAMA Business Initiation as a collaborative business entity owned by Gadjah Mada Alumni Association in East Java region. This business entity will involve cross-generation and cross-department alumni. The existence of KAGAMA Business is expected to give contributions to the development of East Java community.
The connecting campus event was also attended by several alumni of Universitas Gadjah Mada who have been widely known by the East Java community, including the former Vice Mayor as well as the Chairman of Gadjah Mada Alumni Association East Java Province, Arif Afandi, Suko Widodo, Gitadi Tegas, and the other public figures. In the event, the alumni were asked to perform their talents on the stage and taste East Java typical culinary.