The UB Alumni Chapter in Korea has elected Chung In Um, Ph.D. '78, as its new president.
He replaces Chul Bum Kim, who died last year. Professor of physics at Korea University,
Um was instrumental in developing a new reciprocal exchange program between UB and Korea
On December 5, the Hong Kong chapter hosted 17 UB alumni taking part in the Alumni
Association's Southeast Asia travel program. The UB travelers had dinner at the Prince
Hotel with chapter members and were briefed by Peter Yuen, B.A. '75 & M.B.A. '78, on the
July 1 changeover of Hong Kong to Chinese control. Bob Choi, M.S. '78, was elected chapter
president. Other new officers are Mark Tepper, B.S. '87; Willy Ng, B.S. '94; and Johnny Kiang,
The UB Alumni Chapter in Taiwan hosted Ronald H. Stein, UB vice president for advancement and
development, when he visited Taipei last summer. At a dinner in his honor, Stein had the
opportunity to meet several of Taiwan's leading UB alumni. Kuo C. Chang, Ph.D. '85 head of
earthquake engineering research at National Taiwan University, is president of the Taiwan
chapter. While in Asia, Stein also met with UB graduates in Hong Kong, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Malaysia & Singapore
Alumni in Malaysia and Singapore have organized the university's newest alumni chapters.
Joseph Williams, coordinator of international alumni relations, presided over chartering
formalities for the Malaysia chapter and gave the keynote address during a December 10 dinner
attended by 67 alumni. Isarji Sarudin, who holds a doctorate in learning and instruction from
UB, was elected president. Both Sarudin and his wife, Zee, who also holds a UB doctorate in
learning and instruction, teach English as a second language at leading Malaysian universities
and have been instrumental in the chapter's development. The Singapore chapter met December
13 at the Singapore Highlands Country Club and elected Roger Chieh-Soon Lim, B.S. '89,
assistant manager of Singapore General Hospital, as president. Other new officers are T. P.
Ng, B.S. '90 and Mae-e Leong, M.B.A. '89. Francis Lim, M.B.A. '93, and Fang Sher Chyet, B.S.
'89, organized the event.
The Indonesian chapter of the UB Alumni Association continues to be one of the most active
international alumni groups, with several hundred graduates residing in the Jakarta area.
The chapter is led by President Tanri Abeng, M.B.A. '69, and Executive Secretary Inanti
Diran. A chapter dinner was held December 15 at Abeng's Jakarta home. The leadership was
recently recognized by vice president Stein and Joseph Williams.
Where in the world are UB alumni?
A new UB alumni directory scheduled for release in August/September 1997 will be the most
up-to-date and complete reference ever compiled on nearly 120,000 University at Buffalo
alumni. This comprehensive volume will include current names, addresses and phone numbers,
academic data, plus business information, and will be bound into a classic, library-quality
edition, making it easy for alumni to locate former classmates and acquaintances‹and for
them to find you.
The Bernard C. Harris Publishing Company has begun to research and compile the information,
but alumni cooperation is needed to ensure the success of this project. If you prefer not to
be listed in the directory, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations in writing as soon
All alumni with current addresses on file will soon receive an important questionnaire in the
mail. Please be sure to complete and return the directory questionnaire before the deadline
indicated. It is your opportunity for an accurate listing in the new directory.
If you do not return the questionnaire, it is possible that you may be inadvertently omitted,
or that your listing may contain incorrect information. At a later point in the project (and
before the final composition stage of the book), alumni will be contacted by Harris directly
to verify that all personal data is accurate.