SOURCE: National Chengchi University

May 28, 2013 09:12 ET

NCCU Reaches Its 86th Anniversary Milestone

TAIPEI, TAIWAN--(Marketwired - May 28, 2013) - National Chengchi University (NCCU), Taiwan commemorated the 86th anniversary of its establishment by holding a series of events from May 13 to May 20. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and local community gathered from different places for the annual celebration. The anniversary was marked with a variety of programs and activities throughout the week. More than 80 years of people, ideas and accomplishments have been the solid foundation of the well reputed university today and are continuing to project optimistically into the future.

The Homecoming Day attracted alumni from all over the world on May 18. To welcome the alumni, NCCU Pilot team took them for a comprehensive campus tour, updating their memory of NCCU campus environment and its community. Passing through NCCU Archive Building, Art & Culture Center, the newly built Zih Chiang Residence Hall No.10, Waterfront Lift, and the new Research Center while listening to how NCCU has become in internationalized university with more than 500 partners around the world and gained its global recognition after their gradation, many of them were amazed at the evolution of the university. Waterfront Lift, for example, is one of the major efforts done to better connect NCCU with its community as part of the "We Are Family Project," a project facilitating a closer tie with its neighbors. Fascinated by the story and ideas behind the construction of the new facilities at NCCU, they felt proud how their alma mater has advanced and were at the same time looking forward to its new visions.

Annual Sports Games held on May 17 and 18, was also one of the featured events. A busy and lively sports schedule demonstrated the energetic and dynamic side of the people at NCCU, students and faculty both highly devoted to sports. Of all the games, the cheerleading competition was almost always the highlight, a competition that required different levels of coordination and teamwork, which undoubtedly was not only a physical training and practice but also an educational opportunity.

To add to the fun of the anniversary, this year NCCU hosted several special activities to celebrate the anniversary. For instance, NCCU I Love You solicited wedding photos taken at the NCCU campus. NCCU Scenery invited talents to submit creative snaps of the beautiful scenery of the university. Cake Decorating Competition attracted numerous teams of students and faculty members to create their perfect cake to mark the joyful anniversary.

The Anniversary Celebration Ceremony itself took place on May 20. Among many others, five alumni, seven teachers and researches, ten faculty members, and six students were awarded eminent figures and granted with certifications. The outstanding alumni came from such backgrounds as law, education, communication, etc. Many of them already CEOs, they humbly expressed their gratitude for how NCCU has supported their career and life and did not forget to give an inspiring speech to the audience. Their well established reputation and success in Taiwan has served as a good model for the current students. With extraordinary achievements recognized in the society from diverse disciplines, NCCU is believed to continue its enduring legacy and its firm step into an ever-brighter future.

About National Chengchi University (NCCU):
One of the top universities in Taiwan with 9 Colleges. NCCU is a leading university in the fields of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Business.

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