On February 1, 2011, a Ceremony was held to recognize the efforts of Student Press Assistants (SPA) MAEHARA Hironobu (APS4, Japan) and NUGROHO Katarina Marsha Utama (APM4, Indonesia).
Both Mr. MAEHARA and Ms. NUGROHO are scheduled to graduate in March and have been working as SPA members to promote APU around the world through reporting and writing articles for the APU homepage, University publications and more. Dean of Student Affairs, Prof. KIM Chan Hoe, congratulated the two students and presented each with a certificate of recognition: “We thank you for promoting APU around the world through your reporting and writing efforts”. Mr. MAEHARA offered a message to the junior SPA members, “the SPA organisation will expand, but I hope that you will continue to value the communication between members and, more than anything else, enjoy your time with SPA”. Ms. NUGROHO commented on her experiences with SPA, “I will always remember these experiences of writing articles, holding meetings and seeing our ideas become reality”. Following this, current SPAs then each offered the departing members a message of thanks and congratulated them on their achievements.