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FNU Alumni Marks Special Centennial Celebration

FNU Alumni Marks Special  Centennial Celebration
Fiji National University Vice Chancellor Professor Nigel Healey last year. Photo: Fiji National University
July 07
11:00 2017

The event is to build on the support of our alumni to connect with its members and support the goals of the university

The Fiji National University Alumni Association (FNUAA) will soon host its 2017 homecoming event marking 132 years of the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

FNUAA president Netani Sukanaivalu yesterday said FNU has a legacy that trails back 132 years.

“The two day event will bring to limelight the journey of FNU, starting as Fiji School of Medicine in 1885, Fiji School of Nursing in 1893, Fiji Institute of Technology in 1919, Fiji College of Advanced Education in 1947, Fiji National Training Centre in 1973, Lautoka Teachers College in 1977, and FNU in 2010.

“The 2017 homecoming event will be held at a new venue and will include a procession to promote and solidify the position of our university,” Mr Sukanaivalu said.

“This connects us to the deep and rich history we boast of,” he said.

“The event is to build on the support of our alumni’s to connect deeply with its members and support the goals of the university.

“FNUAA will continue to venture into professional developments of its alumni, students and staff.

“It will also try to increase its members’ benefit and at the same time encourage members to give back to the university in all possible ways,” he said.

The FNUAA currently has a total of 18,000 registered alumni members.

Graduates of FNU who graduated after 2010 automatically become members of the network.

The homecoming will be held on July 29 which will begin with a march led by the Republic of Fiji Military Forces band followed by other colleges in a chronological order.

 

Background

According to Wikipedia the then Fiji School of Medicine was originally established in 1885 as the Suva Medical School.

After a merger with institutions in 2010, FSM is now called College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences under Fiji National University.

FSM has been educating Health Care Professionals since its establishment in 1885 as Suva Medical School to train vaccinators.

The school now provides training in most health science disciplines including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physiotherapy, radiography, laboratory technology, public health, health services management, dietetics and environmental health.

Edited by Karalaini Waqanidrola

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