Launching Ceremony “Hanoi School of Public Health Alumni Association”

      On May 19 2015, the launching ceremony of the Alumni Association Executive Board– Hanoi School of Public Health was held. This activity is part of the "Memories of Old School" programme by faculty members and aims to coordinate the long-term cohesion between HSPH and the alumni.  Numerous alumni and students of schools from all parts of the country attended the ceremony. The lecturers were pleased to welcome the former students of all generations returning to school where they have been and shared many memories of lifetime.


The panoramic of the ceremony

Founded in 2001, formerly known as the Medical Management School, the Hanoi School of Public Health has trained thousands of students across the country. The goal of the alumni organization was to establish a sustainable association in order to bring the alumni and former students together and enhance the relationship between HSPH and alumni. In 2015, the HSPH staffs drafted the association plan and implemented the programme “Memories of Old School”, a contest “Proud to be HSPHer, let’s connect and share” and a launching ceremony the Executive Board of the HSPH Alumni Association. .

Assoc.Prof Bui Thi Thu Ha, Dean of Hanoi School of Public Health spoke at the ceremony

“Today, HSPH lecturers and I are very delighted to welcome you back to the school but in different positions. You are now alumni of the school, our friends – our colleagues. I personally have always wished to connect and link our alumni together since 2012. My dream has been realized with the meeting starting today. I believe this is the door for the development of HSPH alumni network where you are the primary platform, the key of this development.” – Assoc. Prof Bui Thi Thu Ha shared her thoughts at the ceremony.

At the end of March 2015, the contest was launched for all alumni of the HSPH to generate ideas and initiatives to develop the alumni network. The organizing committee has received many proposals and ideas from the alumni across the country and even some from alumni who are studying over-seas. The selection process was very difficult for the committee since all the proposals are very useful and creative. Finally, the organizers selected five of the most outstanding ideas that were feasible and consistent with the contest selection criteria. 

At the launching ceremony, Assoc. Prof Bui Thi Thu Ha, on behalf of the school, awarded 01 first prize, 01 second prize and 03 third prizes to the most creative groups. First prize was awarded to Mr. Tran Hong Quang and the bachelor of public health K1 former students with the idea “Profile Practitioners and Supporting System to connect the HSPH alumni.” The second prize was awarded to Dinh Thu Ha, Luong Bich Ngoc, and Do Kieu Trang with the idea “HSPH – Accompanying students on all the roads.” The third prize was awarded to two ideas “The mailing list system for HSPH alumni” by Tran Thi Duc Hanh, Nguyen Viet Hung, Pham Quoc Thanh, and Dang Van Xuyen; and the idea “Establishing a Facebook and Fanpage for HSPH Alumni” by Do Manh Hung. 

Dean Bui Thi Thu Ha presented awards to the winners

In the intimate ceremony to mark this landmark occasion, MSc. Tran Thi Phuc Hang, Head of Political Affairs and Administration Students (PAAS) announced the establishment decision of the Executive Board for the HSPH Alumni Association. According to the decision, 15 members of the Executive Board have the responsibilities to: Contact and connect alumni and students of HSPH towards the First Meeting of Alumni Association; and draft out the Alumni Association Charter in order to discuss in the First Meeting.

Tran Thi Phuc Hang, Head of PAAC Dept is reading the Alumni Association establishment decision

Dr. Tran Dai Quang, former K1 student amd President of the Alumni Executive Board took on the task to share a speech about the orientation activities of the association in the future.

Dr. Tran Dai Quang, President of the Alumni Executive Board

The Alumni Association ‘s Executive Board

Besides holding the official sessions, this event was an opportunity for the school generations to return and visit their old class, and meet friends/collegues and lecturers. The close support and smiling faces of alumni gave the encouragement and power to the HSPH staff and facuty on their educational journey. HSPH is proud of their students!  

Some pictures at the launching ceremony


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