In what was deemed as the last Student Association (SA) Town Hall assembly for the year 2017, the Fuller Hall was filled with students and staff from the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) last October 5. The room was filled with the aroma of freshly baked Dunkin Donuts.
The event officially started with a welcome speech from Jikyeong Kang. Dean Jikyeong pointed out that the SA Town Hall is an event that fosters student involvement and openness within the AIM community, as suggestions from students can be used by the admin to improve the institute.
CJ de los Santos, SA President, was the host for the evening. He introduced the SA officers and the representatives from the different offices: Rey Reyes & Oliver Fabricante from Office of the Registrars, Edsel Martinez from Career Services Office, Bernie Jiao from Alumni Relations Office, Mon Reglos from Information and Communications Technology, Tino Agnes from Facilities & Business Administration and Genny Descalsote from Dorm Reception.
CJ highlighted the past events done during the year by Student Association such as Holi Festival, Pistang Pinoy, Cold Cuts, Ramadan Iftar, Project MORE Launch, Club Fair, Cubs Night, and Dormers’ Night. Another initiative by Student Association was discussed: this year, they extended personalized services to the foreign students of MBA 2018.
Next, Edward Solicito highlighted the upcoming projects such as Cultural Night, AIM Talks, Halloween, Tiger’s Night, AIM Innovation Expo and Christmas Party.
We then moved to the discussion of existing student clubs. A new club, Spectrum, was introduced & launched by William Dadia (MBA 2018). The new club’s mission is to promote social-justice-based learning and providing resources, programming, and support across the spectra of race, gender and sexuality, and challenging any form of systemic oppression.
Merryl “Mecz” Talan, Dorm Representative presented the dorm rules and new facilities.
Lastly, Aratrika “Ari” Samanta presented an update on the feedback submitted by the students. The floor was then opened to students to share feedback & concerns to Jikyeong and the SA Officers.
Words by Rhey Joseph Salvador Daway (MBA 2018)