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The Treasury protects the sustainability of the Alumni by holding the Alumni Board fully accountable for use of SOTA Alumni funds. It works with all the committees to draw up an annual budget and ensures all undertakings operate within their stipulated budgets.
The Fundraising Team ensures the sustainability of the Alumni. Its primary undertaking is to establish relationships with sponsors and collaborative partners to support alumni initiatives and provide opportunities to the alumni community. It also plans and manages fundraising initiates like the sale of Alumni merchandise.
The Registration Team is responsible for the growth of the Alumni. It works with cohort representatives and the office of the chairperson to encourage all former students of SOTA (both IB and non-IB graduates) to register with the SOTA Alumni.
The Cohort Representatives consist of at least one alumni member from each graduating class of SOTA. It is responsible for outreach to all cohorts regarding registration, events or initiatives. They also serve a grassroots function, voicing concerns and suggestions of the cohorts to the Alumni Board.
The Media Team maintains active online presence on facebook, instagram and our website for the global alumni community to nuture meaningful relationships, and to pursue collaborative opportunities, artistic or otherwise. They also manage the resources that help to guide fresh SOTA graduates through post SOTA life.
The Initiatives Team fosters a vibrant and supportive SOTA community by creating sharing platforms, gatherings, talks and welfare benefits for alumni and students alike. Their past projects include the Evening Assembly and Annual Welfare Pack giveaway.
Meet the 2016–2018 Board of alumni
The Board seeks to establish platforms to contribute to SOTA. A key aspect of this is working with SOTA to connect Alumni with current students, supporting them in their SOTA education experience. The Board also seeks to build a close-knit community, create networks that will continue to exist outside of SOTA, bring together artists and patrons, and encourage mutual support and collaborations. Check out our portfolio to see what we've been up to. Biennale elections are held to determine the Board of Alumni.
CHAIRPERSON | ONG SIM, VA'12
Ong Sim is a fresh Law graduate from Singapore Management University. As chairperson, she warms the chairs for Alumni Board meetings. She also oversees all Alumni board initiatives, serves as the spokesperson for the Alumni, and writes the fancy emails.
VICE CHAIRPERSON | KONG YIN YINg, VA'14
YY is in her third year at Goldsmiths University of London on the BA Design course. She is the Reminders app in the committee, checking deadlines and things to do in the background and offering 'alerts' when needed.
MEDIA DIRECTOR | SARAH GOH, dance'14
Sarah is a third year student at Singapore Management University, majoring in Political Science and Arts and Cultural Management. She's the one that watches your Insta Stories and brings you updates as she gets them herself. Hit her up for Alumni Social Media Content enquiries!
CREATIVE DIRECTOR | JOY HO, VA'12
Joy is a recent illustration graduate from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She contributes content, copy writes, and art directs the design of the website and disseminated media, strategizing on how to draw viewership. Doodling on the margins of SOTA essays have truly been put to good use as she also illustrates and designs for alumni collateral.
ALUMNI LIASION | NG JINGYUN, Music '13
Jingyun is a vocal performance major at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music. She connects the voices of the past and present, keeping alive the flow of communication within the SOTA alumni community. (Read: adept at haunting and stalking people)
Initiatives | NG JUN JIE, VA'12
Jun Jie is an artist doing his BFA at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL. He is generally responsible for as many bad ideas as there are good ones, planning alumni parties and events to #makesotaartagain.
TREASURy | Evan Chooi, VA'12
Evan is in his fourth year of reading Law at Singapore Management University. He oversees the Alumni's finances and spearheads fundraising initiatives for the Alumni.