With a disruptive start to 2020 that resulted in new norms of social distancing and sanitize-everywhere-you-go, we were thrilled to go through with Unity Ball 2020, our very own annual event to bring the GMBA family together. On 20th July, professors, staff, alumni, new and current students gathered at Marriott Hotel Taipei to celebrate the accomplishments and memories for the past year. Our theme for this year is Agents of Change, reflecting the importance of being adaptable and equipped to lead change in these tumultuous times.
Unity Ball 2020 is proudly sponsored by CHT Telecommunications, whom many of us has worked with this semester for our Marketing Management class. The event would not have been possible without their generous sponsorship, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them once again. We are also grateful for the friends, alumni, staff who contributed to make this event a great one!
The night kicked off after a frenzy of photobooth snaps and free-flow wine, with Dean Hu and GMBA Director Professor Audrey Hsu addressing new and current students on their achievements thus far and Professor James Hsieh’s stirring speech, imparting nuggets of wisdom to embrace change in today’s context.
Next, we took the time to recognise students from the Class of 2020 and 2021 for their academic excellence, team contributions, and other fun awards – as nominated by GMBAers. It was a close fight for the title of GMBA Overachiever and Group MVP, while we had clear winners for others like Best Speaker and Best Dressed.
In between the introductions, catch ups and toasts among guests, we eased into the lucky draw segment filled with a huge variety of exciting prizes. We are pleased to announce that almost half our attendees walked away feeling very lucky – all thanks to our generous sponsors!
The draw ended with a bang, where GMBAers celebrated newly-engaged first years Samuel and Haesol’s wedding proposal, we are glad to be part of such a meaningful event and wish the lovebirds our very best.
As the night ended, we huddled together for a customary group shot. Thank you to everyone who joined us, our hope for future Unity Ball events is to be bigger and better. Until next year!
Our Sponsors:Special thanks to our sponsors in their love and support to our NTU GMBA 2020 Unity Ball event. For more information about CHT, you are welcome to visit their websites.
(Written by 郭家驊, GMBA student)