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Alumni Reunion Edition 2024

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The Alumni Reunion 2024 brought together graduates from various years, spanning decades of shared experiences, to celebrate their alma mater and reconnect with old friends. Hosted at Tangaza University, the hybrid eventwas a resounding success, fostering a sense of belonging and pride among the alumni as they were happy to come back to Tangaza, now a fully-fledged Catholic University!

The event kicked off with a warm welcome reception, where the alumni were officially welcomed back to the University by Rev. Dr. Leo Simon I. Mwenda, OP, The Deputy Vice Chancelor, Finance and Administration who is a proud Alumnus of Tangaza, School of Theology (SOT). In his speech, he gave an assurance to the Alumni of the support from the University Administration led by our Vice Chancellor Rev. Prof. Patrick Mwania, CSSp.

Mr. Steven Mbobu (Interim Chair) for Tangaza University Alumni association introduced a brief history of the Association and the future plans and encouraged members to register for full membership through payment of membership annual fee of Kshs. 500.00 so that the team can organize for Annual General Meeting (AGM) before the end of the year.

Our able MC Mr. Geoffrey Ngui Alumnus of the School of Education set a friendly atmosphere, paving the way for the Alumni to reminisce about cherished memories. He shared a testimony of total transformation from Tangaza thanking Br. Prof. Paulos W. Mesmer, FSC, EdD, PsyD who ensured that he completed his studies.

A keynote address by our guest speaker, Ms. Wageni Kimani, a distinguished alumnus from the Institute for Social Communication, set the tone for the reunion. Reflecting on her journey since graduation and imparting words of wisdom, Wageni inspired the Alumni to cherish their alma mater’s legacy and forge ahead with passion and purpose.  There was an interactive session that added an extra layer of excitement to the reunion. The Alumni enthusiastically participated, fostering a sense of community and Friendship.

A highlight of the event was the Alumni Showcase, where notable graduates shared their professional accomplishments and contributions to society. Ms. Triza Kadende an alumnus from Centre for Leadership and Management shared an impactful project (Mary’s Hope for the Elderly). The project aim is to help the elderly to live a happy, healthy, and active life in the society. Her objective is to support and empower elderly people socially and economically, formulate projects to benefit them in society, assist the elderly in forming supportive groups for their personal and social development, offer training services for their well-being, and offer counseling services where needed. She invited the Alumni to join hands to support her towards the noble project that’s is transforming lives.

Ms. Kathy Karambu an alumnus from Social Communication also showcased her Picture Narratives which is a boutique creative agency providing copywriting, graphic design, translation and wall art services. The online gallery sells high-quality and affordable home and corporate wall art and lifestyle products inspired by photographs of Africa’s diverse landscapes.  Find more about Picture narrative by clicking on this link https://picturenarratives.com/about-us/   Ms. Ann Nduku was also not left out. She brought in her fresh farm produce from her women empowerment project at Edmund Rice Centre, Langata. In conclusion on the Alumni sharing, Rev. Dr. Paul Igweta highlighted on the need for Tangaza to identify specific niche that will make it unique from other Catholic Institutions. He suggested on leveraging on social transformation as a niche that has already been established through Institute for Social Transformation. He also encouraged sharing of opportunities among the Alumni community. The Reunion session provided the Alumni with invaluable opportunities to reconnect professionally and explore potential collaborations. Alumni exchanged business cards, swapped career insights, and forged new connections, leveraging the power of the alumni network.

The reunion culminated in a heartfelt closing ceremony where Mr. Martin Munyagia who is the current Vice Chair of the Association (Interim) expressed gratitude to Tangaza University Management, Institutional Advancement and Development Director, Rev. Fr. Innocent Maganya M.Afr, the Tangaza University Alumni Committee and the esteemed Tangaza alumni for their participation and commitment to their alma mater. With promises to stay connected and plans for future reunions already in motion, alumni bid farewell, knowing that the bonds forged would endure.

Christine Awino.
Alumni Relations Officer.

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