School of Humanities and Social Sciences Inaugural Alumni Networking Dinner 


Amidst the soft glow of chandeliers and the clinking of glasses, the Strathmore University School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) hosted a truly remarkable event on May 3, 2024. This was the Alumni Networking Dinner for its inaugural graduating class of 2020. 

The long-awaited gathering brought together alumni from the Bachelor of Arts programs in Communications, International Studies and Development Studies and Philosophy, marking a significant moment of reunion and reflection. The evening was steeped in elegance and nostalgia, as alumni, faculty, and distinguished guests shared stories of resilience and accomplishment against the backdrop of a world reshaped by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The Dean of the School, Dr Magdalene Dimba, expressed heartfelt pride in the achievements of the alumni, commending their application of classroom learning to real-world challenges. “You have done us proud. In whatever career and field you are in right now, give it your best, apply yourself, and serve as mentors to your juniors,” said Dr Dimba. 

The highlight of the night was a panel discussion, where alumni recounted their career journeys, industry experiences, and the invaluable negotiation skills they have honed over the years. Each narrative was a testament to the versatility and impact of a humanities and social sciences education from Strathmore University, emphasizing not only professional growth but also personal development. As alumni shared their experiences, it became evident that the interdisciplinary approach of Strathmore University’s programs not only fosters professional competence but also cultivates well-rounded individuals capable of making meaningful contributions to society.

In a moment brimming with promise for future collaborations, Elias Kaburu, Director of the Alumni Office, unveiled the Strathmore University Alumni BA chapter. “Leverage the Alumni association to grow your network,” he urged, highlighting the importance of continued engagement and mutual support among graduates.

As glasses were raised in celebration, the atmosphere buzzed with excitement and camaraderie. Alumni embraced the opportunity to reconnect with former classmates, faculty-turn-mentors, forging new bonds and reminiscing about shared experiences that laid the foundation for their careers.

As the night drew to a close, it was clear that this gathering was not merely about nostalgia; it was a catalyst for ongoing collaboration and support. Dr Dimba affirmed that the School looks forward to many more vibrant gatherings, fostering a community where success is celebrated, connections flourish, and the spirit of Strathmore University lives on.

Article written by: Stephen Wakhu

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