"Every PBSI alumnus has different ways of spreading their knowledge, either through government agencies, teachers, or even by working in the police. This shows that the graduates of PBSI UAD have skills in various fields. From this meeting, we want to strengthen our relationship and synergy," explained Dra. Sudarmini, M.Pd., the Chairman of the alumni committee of Indonesian Language Education (PBSI) of Ahmad Dahlan University (UAD).
According to her, the good relationship between alumni and the study program must be maintained, because the alumni are an important asset of the study program.
This exciting event was held in the auditorium of Ahmad Dahlan Mosque Complex of Islamic Center in Campus 4, UAD on Jln. Lingkar Selatan, Tamanan, Bantul, Yogyakarta on Sunday (4/3/2018). Three speakers were presented at the event. They are from different generations of PBSI UAD alumni who have different working backgrounds.
The first speaker, Dr. Asyraf Suryadin, is the Head of Bangka Belitung Provincial Welfare Bureau and is currently trusted to be temporary Mayor of Pangkalpinang. Meanwhile, the second speaker, Esti Suryani, M.Pd., is one of the outstanding teachers in Yogyakarta and Central Java. She is teaching at SMK Negeri 1 Surakarta. Finally, the youngest one is Mahfud Suwono Jati, S.Pd., who is currently working as an investigator at Polda DIY.
Dra. Triwati Rahayu, M.Hum., who is currently serving as the Head of PBSI Study Program, expressed her wish for continuous connection and communication, especially for alumni outside Java.
"Sometimes it is difficult to connect with alumni outside Java, but we are working on it. The point is the communication between alumni and study programs must be maintained."
Please note that the oldest alumnus who attended the event was from class of 1982 and the youngest one was from class of 2013. In addition to holding a panel discussion, the follow-up of the event which was entitled "Establish Connection with Alumni" was to decide on the PBSI Alumni Board, as well as annual book publication. (ard)