Over the past weekend, we have hosted the biennial alumni reunion on campus – and it was an absolute pleasure to welcome the graduates of 1997, 1998, 2006, 2007, other guests (and lots of children) on behalf of UWC Red Cross Nordic. This was our first double reunion with alumni who left ten years ago and those who were in the founding generations over twenty years ago.
The weekend consisted of receptions, presentations by staff and alumni, a programme of activities (from kayaking to ‘open mike’ and impact sessions) and culminated in a final dinner in the kantine for staff, summer course students, alumni and other guests.
Arne (Director of Development), Mostak (Alumni and Development Officer) and Larry (Rektor) gave a speech and presentation on current projects at the College and concrete ways that our alumni community can helpfully engage and connect with RCN. Ola, one of the Alumni Reps, spontaneously contributed to the session by challenging the year groups present to commit financially to supporting the next generations of students at RCN.
Thank you to all the members of staff – Arne, Mostak, Leonora, Jonny, Svein Peder, Kathini, Barbara, Sven, and many members of our Support Staff – who have worked tirelessly on the logistics behind a gathering of this size on campus – and to the alumni reps for their invaluable contribution to this year’s event.
Part of what sustains us here at RCN is the immeasurable impact our alumni are all making in the world at large. It was very exciting to hear from individuals about their adventures, friendships, projects and futures.
To read Larry’s address to the alumni, click here.