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alma mater

1. The school that one attended. One typically only uses the term after graduating from the school. I am visiting my alma mater this weekend, and I hope that some of my old professors are still there. Your alma mater did not fare so well in the big game!
2. A school's official song. In high school, we had to memorize the words to our alma mater. They play the alma mater every year at graduation.

alma mater

Also, Alma Mater. The school or college one attended and, usually, graduated from, as in During football season I always check to see how my alma mater is doing. This expression sometimes refers to the institution's official song, as in I never did learn the words to my college's alma mater. The term is Latin for "kind mother." [c. 1800]
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President Lai also urges the chosen alumni to give back to their alma mater and act as a role model for the student body because alumni normally have large influence on the young generation and stresses that to become an internationally top university, teachers, students and staff as well as alumni of National Cheng Kung University have to put in joint efforts.
The graduated students and also the members of UniKarians are spread all over the world and possess resources to transform their alma mater, which they should utilize in a proper manner.
Major organization : ALMA MATER STUDIORUM UNIVERSITEC DI BOLOGNA
I hope alumni can often come back to their alma mater, visit their former teachers and classmates, and care about the future development of their alma mater.
SMI has been the alma mater of the founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah as well.
In Nebraska's news release this week, it says, ``Coach Pete Carroll (USC, 1973) is in his sixth season as USC head coach after returning to his alma mater from a 16-year stay in the NFL.
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We are extremely happy to be able to provide this ongoing opportunity to further the pursuit of academic excellence to the faculty and students of our alma mater," added Dr.
Tony, who currently coaches baseball at his alma mater, San Diego State, could well have been the greatest hitter of his time--the last decade and a half of the 20th Century.
Now his alma mater has set up a scholarship in his memory.
Vancouver--On November 23, 1999, the pro-life students' Genocide Awareness Project (GAP) display was destroyed, trashed, and vandalized by three pro-abortion student leaders from the Alma Mater Society (AMS: student society at University of British Columbia).
I am happy to give back in a small way to my alma mater, which has given me so much.
Katharine McPhee, a top-three finalist for America's favorite talent show, received a hero's welcome Friday at Notre Dame High School, her alma mater.
His numerous awards include Engineer of the Year from the American Council of Engineering Companies, the Concrete Industry Board "Leader of Industry Award," and an honorary Doctor of Science degree from his alma mater Manhattan College.
If you are a graduate of an HBCU, write a check to your alma mater today.