University Advancement Centre

NEWS

FUTA CLASS OF 2001 GIVES BACK, RENOVATES SCIENCE LECTURE THEATRE

The Federal University of Technology Akure FUTA alumni graduating set of 2001 has renovated and refurbished a lecture theatre to kick start its programme of constructive engagement with its Alma Mata. The project which was completed at the cost of six million naira and executed in 7 months saw to the complete overhaul of the Science Lecture Theatre with new fittings, well-appointed seats, modern lecture boards, restrooms, lightings and other appurtenances. Speaking at the commissioning, President of the 2001 graduating class, Mr. Femi Oshinlaja said the renovation was a foretaste of many projects from members of his class. He said the gesture was imperative to appreciate the institution for giving them the opportunity to learn and providing the enabling environment to attain academic excellence which has made them to become relevant in the society...

BOOK DONATION BY MRS FUNMILAYO BABINGTON-ASHAYE

Mrs. Funmilayo Babington-Ashaye, a pioneer member of the University Advancement Board and the President of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria recently donated Insurance books to the University.

REUNION AND AWARD CEREMONY OF THE DELTA STATE BRANCH OF FUTA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

The Delta State Branch of FUTA Alumni Association had their Reunion and Award Ceremony on Saturday, 21st October, 2017 where the Vice-Chancellor was ably represented by the Director of the University Advancement Centre, Prof. A. A. Akindahunsi, The Alumni were briefed on the recent achievements of the University, the 7-point Agenda of the Vice-Chancellor and areas of intervention neede from the Alumni body. The guest lecturer for the occasion was Prof. P. A. Aborishade.

4TH ADVANCEMENT IN-HOUSE TRAINING FOR THE UNIVERSITY STAFF (ACADEMIC AND NON-ACADEMIC)

The 4th series of the Advancement In-House Training Workshop was held on Wednesday, 18th and Thursday, 19th October, 2017, Academic and Non-Academic staff of the University were nominated by their various Departments, Units, and Centres within the University to participate in the Training. The training was to update technicalities and operations in Fundraising, Alumni Relations, and Alumni Based Collaborations and Partnerships, the use and effects of Social Media in the three major areas, Including Proposal writing format and techniques.

CHANGING OF NOMENCLATURE TO ADVANCEMENT CENTRE

Advancement Centre was formerly known as Development and Alumni Unit till 2012. As FUTA is one of the institution members of Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), America based fundraising and Alumni relations professional organ and also as the majority of Foundations for donations are from United States of America, FUTA changed its nomenclature to Advancement Centre to conform with American Universities where Advancement services are being practiced.

BUILDING OF FUTA ALUMNI DATA BASE:

Building of data base that will be robust and reliable for FUTA Alumni is an on-going exercise. As at the time of writing this report, the Centre has collated more than fifteen thousand FUTA Alumni with necessary information. The Centre looks forward to having database software ready before the end of 2017.

CREATION OF WEB SITE:

The vision of reaching all stakeholders, particularly Alumni and potential Alumni necessitated the creation is a digital age of a web site by the Centre in line with the best practices worldwide. The web site is still under construction as it is meant to be interactive and dynamic. However, the site will soon be launched by the Centre where social media platforms will be available for effective and efficient marketing of research and development of the University.

NEW ADVANCEMENT CENTRE BUILDING:

The University Advancement Centre has relocated to the newly completed Advancement Building donated by Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc. and named for the donor as Mutual Benefits Assurance House. The building was realizable through the effort of the Vice-Chancellor. It is being well equipped and resourced and hope to be a show piece in the country.