Alumni Network of Sun Yat-Sen University Northern California
Alumni Network of Sun Yat-Sen University Northern California (hereafter “the Alumni Network”) was formerly known as the Sun Yat-Sen University Alumni Association of Northern California (SYSUAANC). The Alumni Network was established on February 17th, 2004, with alumni primarily from San Francisco Bay Area including the Silicon Valley. It is a non-profit organization registered in the United States, with the purpose to connect and enable its alumni, and to give back to their alma mater. Since its establishment, the Alumni Network has successfully united its alumni, brought together people from all aspects of society, and become an important platform for overseas alumni to expand their career and life. Since 2004 when the Alumni Network participated in the celebration of the 80th anniversary of Sen Yat-Sen University (SYSU)’s founding and successfully held the celebrated “Night of Northern California” event, the Alumni Network has launched a series of rich activities and mechanisms to give back to the alma mater; it has greatly facilitated SYSU’s efforts in becoming an international university and enabling its alumni entrepreneurs to expand overseas markets and resources; the Alumni Network has strongly supported the Guangdong Province in economic, cultural, educational, personnel recruitment, and business activities as well as overseas exchanges. Boasting of great reputation and influence, the Alumni Network has a great number of outstanding alumni who have made achievements in the fields of science and technology, commerce, law, education, finance, medical science and other fields in the United States and they give back to their alma mater in various ways. The past presidents of the Alumni Network are Chen Shuo, Yi Zhenghua, Xu Yulin, Liu Hua, Deng Yujun, Lin Yabo, Zhu Huican. The incumbent president is Huang Yingying.