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NEWS! GMBA Unity Ball 2021
November 13, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
After months of delays and uncertainties due to the ongoing pandemic, the long-awaited gathering for the 2021 Unity Ball was finally able to push through. This year’s annual celebration was a special way to bring the GMBA family back together after being away for so long as professors, alumni, students, and friends graced the auspicious event held at the Sheraton Grand Taipei Hotel on November 13, 2021. More than 200 participants, all dressed up in their glamourous roaring 20’s outfits, gathered together in celebration of another amazing year for the GMBA community.
This year’s student council prepared a jam packed program for all the participants to enjoy. The festivities kicked off with a free-flowing cocktail reception followed by a masterful saxophone performance by Danny Chen from batch R09. Student Council President Liv Chen then made her opening remarks to thank everyone for their overwhelming support throughout the year. GMBA Director Audrey Hsu also addressed the guests and provided some words of encouragement as to what the GMBA community can expect for the program moving forward.
We also took the time give due recognition to the previous batch of Student Council officers and the graduating batch of 2021 for their enormous contributions and achievements these past years. This was followed by the 2021 GMBA Awards show where several individuals received various awards after being nominated by other GMBA-ers. Here’s the list of the award categories and winners that evening:
-Best Homework Helper – Justin Sit
-Best Photographer – Marcus Nguyen
-Best Presenter – Vivian Mao
-Best Teammate – Regina Wang
-Best In-Class Discussions – Walt Yao
-Honorary GMBA-er – Andrew Winson
-Most Likely to Take Too Many Classes – Young Lee
-Most Likely to Turn up For Events – Helen Sun
-Social Butterfly – Wayne Hsu
-Joker – Umair Khan
-IG Queen – Olivia Tan
-Climb Every Mountain – Donny Hsiao
-Knowledge King – Rick Lin
-Best Foodie – Vivien Wang
-Music Prince – Danny Chien
-Fashion Guru – Thanatchaporn Kosathong (Tana)
-Top Chef – Kato Cho Ng
To make sure that everyone felt like a winner by the end of the night, the event also featured a lucky draw segment with a wide variety of prizes! Each attendee also went home with loads of freebies from our amazing sponsors. We would like to take this opportunity to thank each of our sponsors for their generous contributions to this event:
-Dir. Audrey Hsu and the GMBA Office
-Professor James Hsieh
-Professor Charles Chang
-Professor Ming Daw Cheng
-Professor 陳千浩Chien hao Chen
We also want to thank the following financial sponsors for their generous monetary donations:
Thank you as well to the following companies for their product sponsorships
-Redpoint Brewing company
Last, but definitely not the least, a special shout out to our Masters of Ceremony in Dana Shires and Allen Fan for leading the program and entertaining all of us that evening.
To cap off the festivities, the traditional group photo was taken followed by a dance floor party as we danced the night away!
Thank you to everyone who made this possible and we look forward to celebrating with you again next year!