In October, three Malaysian alumni returned to Adelaide to catch-up with friends and visit their old stomping grounds. One of those alumni was Paulus Amin Det who graduated in 1980 with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science. Since graduating, Paulus has been working as a black pepper researcher in the areas of breeding and cultural practices in the Research Division of the Department of Agriculture Sarawak.
After 38 years, Paulus was thrilled to finally make it back to Adelaide. Classmate Steve Lamey organised a reunion around the visit so Paulus and fellow Malaysian alumnus Abang Sham Abang Seruji could be reunited with their classmates. Paulus and Sham enjoyed reminiscing with friends and hearing about what their former classmates are doing now.
During their stay, they visited the University of Adelaide North Terrace and Waite campuses. Paulus felt very nostalgic seeing the campuses again, especially Urrbrae House and the undergraduate teaching wing. Steve Lamey also arranged for fellow Bachelor of Agricultural Science alumnus, Dr Ian Dry, to talk about his work on wine grapes and horticultural crops at CSIRO.
The rest of the week took them to some of the iconic sights around Adelaide, including Hahndorf, Mt Lofty, McLaren Vale, Cleland National Park and Glenelg.
Thank you for visiting, we enjoyed seeing you again!
The University of Adelaide regularly assists alumni with organising reunions. If you would like to organise a reunion with your classmates, please contact Alumni Relations.