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    Outstanding Alumni Share Insights at TMU College of Nursing Commencement Ceremony

    The 2024 Commencement Ceremony for the College of Nursing at Taipei Medical University (TMU) was marked by a special celebration, featuring three esteemed winners of the 2024 College of Nursing Outstanding Alumni awards. These accomplished alumni shared their wisdom and experiences with the Class of 2024, offering valuable advice and inspiration as the graduates embark on their professional journeys.

    This year, the College of Nursing at TMU has honored three outstanding alumni: President Shu-Fang Vivienne Wu, Dr. Cheryl Chia-Hui Chen, and Ms. Li-Yu Tang.

    The awardee in the category of Management is President Wu, a 1995 graduate and the current President of National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences, has been recognized for her exceptional contributions to the field. Her leadership and innovative approaches have significantly advanced the institution’s stature and operational excellence.

    Meanwhile, Dr. Chen, a 1994 graduate and the Director of the School of Nursing at National Taiwan University, has been celebrated for her Academic Achievements. Her prolific research, published in top-tier journals and extensively cited, has made a substantial impact on the academic community and contributed to the advancement of nursing science.

    The winner in the category of Social Service is Ms. Tang, a 1982 graduate and a consultant for the Taiwan Alzheimer’s Disease Association, has been acknowledged for her outstanding contributions to dementia care. Her work in advancing dementia care policies and enhancing Taiwan’s international standing in this area has been exemplary, reflecting her dedication and expertise in the field.

    In a lively and engaging moderated session, the alumni discussed their personal definitions of success, emphasizing that success is multifaceted and often extends beyond professional achievements. They highlighted the importance of finding a balance between work and personal life, the significance of continuous learning, and the fulfillment that comes from making a positive impact on patients’ lives.

    The session also delved into the alumni’s experiences with frustration and failure. They candidly shared stories of obstacles they faced throughout their careers, illustrating how these challenges ultimately shaped their paths and contributed to their growth. Their narratives underscored the importance of resilience, perseverance, and the ability to adapt and learn from setbacks.

    As a highlight of the discussion, the alumni offered heartfelt advice to the new graduates. They encouraged the Class of 2024 to stay humble, remain curious, and continue learning.

    The presence of these distinguished alumni and their invaluable insights added a meaningful dimension to the commencement ceremony, leaving the graduates inspired and ready to take on the challenges and opportunities of their careers. This event not only celebrated the achievements of the graduates but also highlighted TMU College of Nursing’s commitment to fostering excellence. The performance of its graduates and the recognition they receive from employers are key indicators of the university’s success.