Malaysian and Indonesian Alumni Reunite

Malaysian and Indonesian UNT alumni gathered in November for a reunion in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur.UNT’s alumni network reaches around the world. In November, a group of about 100 Malaysian and Indonesian alumni — some who had not seen each other in 20 years — had a reunion in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Not even flood problems in neighboring states that closed some roads and airports could keep some alumni from attending. In addition to sharing memories, the group auctioned off and gave UNT memorabilia as door prizes.

“The reunion was a resounding success,” says Suzana Meor Abdul Aziz (’86, ’88 M.A.). “Close to 100 alums and their families turned up. We were standing room only.”

The group is planning to return to Denton in 2012 to mark the 30-year anniversary of the enrollment of 46 Malaysian students at the university in fall 1982.

“I am excited to see an increasing number of our international alumni reconnecting with UNT from Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and around the world,” says Derrick P. Morgan, executive director of the UNT Alumni Association. “UNT International has been instrumental in driving these reconnections, and we look forward to expanding our partnership with them to continue building our far-reaching global alumni network.”

For information on how the alumni association can help you plan your alumni event, call 940-565-2834 or visit the alumni association website.

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