Welcome to the alumni page of the Kenya Utalii College website. The KUC alumni is glad to be part of the great story its Alma marter on this page. As a leadership we endeavor to represent the interests of members as well as be good ambassadors of our mother institution in the larger hospitality and tourism industry where a majority of us ply our trade. Indeed, KUC as the institution is popularly known has made us who we are. I therefore encourage all the former students of the institution to join the association so that we can further the great name of KUC. To this end, please allow me to give a brief about the association as outlined below:
KENYA UTALII COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION (KUCAA)
The Kenya Utalii College Alumni Association (KUCAA) was formed and registered in February 1997 as a legal entity that is non-political, non-religious, non-profit making and gender non-discriminatory. It was launched 0n 26th November 1998, at a ceremony graced by the then minister for tourism and wildlife, Hon. Henry Kosgey. The association aims to bring together all graduates and friends of the college.
To be the leading alumni Association in Hospitality and Tourism industry.
To represent the common interests of the members and to utilize their talents and knowledge in support of Kenya Utalii College in its quest to consolidate its position as a leading centre of excellence in hospitality and tourism education.
- To encourage interaction between Kenya Utalii College and its alumni
- To inform the alumni about the work, development and general activities at the Kenya Utalii College.
- To engender support or the Kenya Utalii College and its various undertakings from alumni.
- To defend common interests of the A alumni and represent matters of general concern to the authorities, the industry, the unions and the public at large.
- To be a forum that will bring together the Alumni who are professionals within the Hospitality and Tourism industry in an environment in which they can exchange their experiences and know- how.
- The Association shall be non-political, non-religious, non-profit making and gender discriminatory.
The Executive Commitee
The association is governed by the executive committee as the top organ headed by the chairperson. Other members of the committee are the secretary general, the treasurer, vice chairperson assistant secretary, assistant treasurer, deputy director of studies alumni and placement and the alumni coordinator. Current office bearers are:
- Chairman Mr. Paul Kurgat
- Vice Chairperson Mr. Faith Kithu
- Treasurer Dr. Juliana Kyalo
- Secretary General Mr. Reuben Argut
- Vice Secretary General Mr. Shadrack Masinde
- Deputy Director of Studies Alumni and Placement Mr. John Wandaka
- Alumni Coordinator Mr. Benard Amaya
Contribution of KUCAA to Kenya Utalii College
Mentorship Programmes: Alumni are involved in mentorship of the KUC students as guest speakers.
In-training placement: KUC association leadership works closely with the College to secure internship places for students.
Recognition of Best Students: Every graduation ceremony, the association gives two awardsfor best certificate and diploma programmes.
Recognition of Best Employees: The association partners with Kenya Utalii College reward the employees in the industry during the National Tourism Competitions.
- Grand Reunion: The Association organized a Grand Reunion for its members in August 2015
- Telegram platform: The alumni leadership has established an interactive telegram thread to enable members to network and exchange views.
- Representation in Tourism Professional Association (TPA): KUC Alumni is fully represented in the executive committee of the Tourism Professional Association.