Inaugurated by Jusuf Kalla, FKG Unhas Alumni Association is Ready to Support Alumni at National Level

Posted By : Majid

Vice President Dr. (HC) H. Muhammad Jusuf Kalla as Chair of the Central IHAS IKA inaugurated the board of staff of the Hasanuddin University Faculty of Dentistry Commissariat Alumni Association (FKG Unhas IKA) for the period (2019-2023) at the Indonesian Vice President’s Palace in Jakarta accompanied by the University Chancellor Hasanuddin Prof. Dr. Dwia Aries Tina Pulubuhu, M.A., and Prof. Dr. dr. Idrus A. Paturusi, Sp.B., Sp.OT (7/7/2019).


The alumni association was chaired by the wife of Barru Regent, drg Hasnah Syam, MARS., And drg. Nur Syamsi, M.Kes., As General Secretary, has a vision to advance the career of FKG Unhas alumni at regional and national levels. This was conveyed by the Chairperson of the FKG Unhas IKA after the inauguration, coordination meeting and work program preparation.

“I think FKG Unhas alumni potential is quite large, only the problem now is empowerment,” said drg. Hasna.

According to drg. Hasna, empowerment of alumni is how to create an ecosystem that is good for self-development and career in the future and he is ready to support all programs and planning of Unhas FKG IKA.

“One of the shortcomings of the campus at this time, does not create how the alumni are preparing to face the dynamic work world,” continued drg. Hasna.

drg. Hasna also continued that it also became a concern when she finished her dental education. To get around that, he and the management said they prepared several plans.

“We (the management) are working on how to create a kind of ecosystem for alumni. Such as service centers such as carrer centers to make it easier for alumni to find job openings in clinics or clinics for alumni who are interested in the clinician, scholarship or research for academic or project specialization “NGOs for alumni who want to jump in the world of community empowerment,” continued drg. Hasna.

Hasna also added that it would create the FKG Unhas IKA clinical network for alumni in various cities or regions in Indonesia.

“Even though the doctor’s profession is easy to get a job, but it must be admitted to the dentist that it is often underestimated. For that we will create a network, which aims so that the alumni can be escorted and advocated for problems and especially not forgetting their alma mater,” said drg. Hasna.

Apart from that, drg. Hasna also added that FKG Unhas IKA will help alumni careers to reach the national level.

“I think some FKG Unhas alumni have arrived at the national level, now our job is to provide input and mainly support its leadership” he concluded.

The activity, which lasted until noon today, was also attended by the Dean of the FKG Unhas drg. Muhammad Ruslin, M.Kes., Ph.D., Sp.BM (K), Unhas Trustee Member Prof. Dr. drg. Baharuddin Thalib, M.Kes., Sp.Pros (K) who is also the Chairperson of 1 Executive Board of the IKA Commissariat of FKG Unhas, Deputy Dean of Planning, Finance and Resources Dr. drg. Nurlinda Hamrun, M. Kes., Dr. Deputy Dean for Student and Alumni Affairs drg. Eddy Heriyanto Habar, Sp.Ort (K)., And Former General Chair of the PB HMI drg. Arief Rosyid, M.Kes as Deputy Chairperson of the 2 Administrators of FKG Unhas IKA.

At the end of the event the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine Unhas drg. Muhammad Ruslin, M.Kes., Ph.D., Sp.BM (K) explained, “we will support what is the work program of the Unpad Faculty of Dentistry IKA work period 2019-2024”.

“Alumni and campuses must be synergistic, because this way institutions and faculties can be big,” said drg. Ruslin.