Thursday, August 24, 2017

The bright and prosperous community of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) Boston Alumni Chapter held its annual reunion on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at McKinlock Hall at the prestigious Harvard University’s campus.

The reunion was attended not just by a diverse body of alumni and their family members, but also by a number of esteemed LUMS affiliates, including LUMS Pro Chancellor, Syed Babar Ali; LUMS Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. S. Sohail H. Naqvi; LUMS Management Committee Members, Osman Waheed and Syed Hyder Ali, and former LUMS Vice Chancellor, Dr. Adil Najam.

The evening commenced with a welcoming reception, which was followed by a delicious sit-down dinner, and a subsequent interactive discussion among the alumni and the valuable LUMS community members. The attendees engaged in passionate discussions about all things LUMS, with the alumni sharing their perspectives on the University’s strengths and weaknesses; the MC members expressed their ideas on how to sustain these strengths, and address the weaknesses and gaps. Alumni were in high spirits throughout the evening because reunions such as these provide them with the opportunity to exchange important ideas about LUMS and contribute to its long-term development.

The skilful organisation and facilitation of this event was largely due to the support of alumni volunteers, including Bilal Ahsan Malik, MBA 2005; Syed Paymaan Raza, BSc 2012; Hafiz Muhammad Mohsin Bashir, MSc 2016; Saima Alvi, BSc 2001, and Muhammad Sohaib Sarwar, BSc 2011. The Office of Alumni Relations extends its deepest gratitude to these alumni for their continued commitment to their alma mater, and for upholding the LUMS spirit of giveback.

Such a positive and constructive reunion goes a long way in bringing our alumni together and this reunion has helped galvanise the LUMS community in and around Boston, resulting in a vibrant and ever-expanding chapter in the area.