SMC Alumni Association (SMCAA)
Anyone who has satisfactorily completed a professional/certificate or academic programme at the SMC is eligible to become a member of the School of Media and Communication Alumni Association, SMCAA. The alumni are considered a very important part of the SMC community, given their role as brand ambassadors of the School. It is expected that such graduates of the SMC will adequately represent the School as seasoned professionals carrying out their work with a high sense of good values and responsibility. The Alumni Relations Office works towards strengthening the link between the alumni and the School through the SMCAA. The induction into the alumni association takes place during the graduation/convocation ceremonies
The SMCAA, which was set up in October 2009, is designed to promote continuous education and provide a fruitful and sustainable platform for networking among its members. A principal goal of the Association is to support the SMC and PAU in the aims and objectives of the institution by, among others, encouraging research, learning and information dissemination. It also utilises the professional experience of its members to render assistance to society, especially in media and communication issues.
The Association is composed of an Executive Council and a Governing Council. The Executive Council is the executive organ of the governing council responsible for managing the affairs of the association. It is made up of elected officers, namely: the President, Vice President, Secretary, a Public Relations Officer and other nominated members.
The Governing Council, on the other hand, is made up of the members of the Executive Council and the president of every graduated class. This body is responsible for making important decisions for the association.
Working with the Alumni Relations Office, the SMCAA organises various activities to promote alumni networking and continuous education. Among these activities are the Alumni Forum and Cocktail, the SMCAA Annual Dinner and Awards Night, and the Alumni Seminar. In order to support the alumni association and the School, members of the association are expected to pay subscription dues, which could be annual or life dues. Financial members of the SMCAA enjoy a number of benefits, details of which can be obtained from the Alumni Relations Office.