Presentation of award of DISTED’s clubs advisors and committee members

DISTED College held a presentation ceremony to recognise staff who has exhibited the true spirit of volunteerism by reaching out and make a difference in the college and its community.

Dr Seah presented the following awards to the recipients.

  • Young Enterprise programme advisors
  • DISTED Asset Committee
  • Safety & Security Committee
  • Internal Auditor Committee
  • DISTED Club Advisors
  • DISTED Canteen Committee

  

DISTED Deepavali Luncheon

DISTED held its annual Deepavali luncheon for its staff at the multi-purpose hall with an array of scrumptious dishes on 26th October.

The President and CEO of DISTED College Dr Seah Soo Aun and guest Professor Nagao from Toyohashi University of Technology, Penang office lit up the lamp to mark the triumph of knowledge over ignorance.

Other invited guest included staff from the Wawasan Open University.

During the opening remark, Dr Seah emphasised the importance of DISTED’s Four Key Pillars, which is Trust and Respect, Accountability and Performance, To Be Customer Focus and last but not least, Plan, Innovate, Communicate and Implement.

Mrs Allen walked away with the first prize for being The Best Dressed followed by Ms Annie and Ms Mardziah whom were both runner ups.

It was indeed a simple yet fun filled luncheon for everyone.

Visit to Shan Home for Children and Ru Yi Home for Children

Squeals of delight and laughter filled the air as 20 children in the Shan Home for Children in Mount Erskine played musical chairs and ball throwing at the hall of the Home on 7th October, 2017. They were being led by 5 students from the School of Pre-U Studies of DISTED College.

The students and their mentor, Datin Helen Lim Pin Lean, had gone to visit the children in the Home to bring them a “Day of Happiness”, the underlying theme of the Teddy Project.

The Teddy Project was introduced to DISTED College in the year 2009 when Datin Helen took her Pre-U class student to help distribute soft toys to the children in the paediatric wards of the Penang General Hospital. Since then she has made the project an annual one for the Pre-U students of the College with the blessings and sponsorship from the College.

At the Shan Home, we presented each child with a soft toy and a gift bag. Then the games began! Both the DISTED students and the children of the Home had a great time!

We also visited the Ru Yi Home for Children located just opposite the Shan Home. For the Ru Yi Home, we did not have much time to play with the children as they were getting ready for dinner. We gave them the gift bags sponsored by DISTED College. Hoong Wei made a personal monetary contribution to the Ru Yi Home.

Chen Ni, a participant at the Shan Home visit, felt that it was “great to see the children all smiling and laughing with much joy”; and to “have this opportunity to participate in doing good.deeds”. This sentiment is echoed by her classmates, Alissa, Daryl and Alysha.

It was a good outing!

A message from Datin Helen

DISTED’s prom night 2017 features Masquerade theme

It was a mystery and intrigue night at DISTED College’s Masquerade themed Prom Night which took place at Evergreen Laurel Hotel, Penang on 6th October.

Distinguished guests included Dr Seah Soo Aun, President and CEO of DISTED College, Dr Jerry Koay, Director of Academic Affairs and Mr Ahmad Taiff, Director of Academic Support, DISTED’s Heads of Schools and Heads of Academic Supports Departments.

Ms Loo Liu Yan, who’s currently pursuing her studies in Bachelor (Hons.) Accounting and Finance was selected as the Prom Queen and Mr Lim Wei Wang who is currently pursuing his studies in South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE International) was voted to be the Prom King.

Guests at the event were all treated to a stirring modern dance performance by the Sireh Pinang Dancers. Ms Susie Khoo stole the show with her fancy dance moves when she danced along with the professional dancers. Other event highlights included Talent Quest performance by participating students.

Mr Tan Boon Hau from the Bachelor (Hons) International Business programme was announced the winner of The Talent Quest after displaying a brilliant wushu performance . Mr Bryan Lee Zhun Jin from the DISRED’s Pre-U programme, the Cambridge A-Level and Ms Tan Xin Yi who’s currently studying her Bachelor (Hons) International Business were the runner ups. Bryan performed an entertaining solo dance while Xin Yi sang the ever popular theme from Frozen.

 

 

 

DISTED College Awards RM1 million to Top Achievers and Deserving Students

Some 300 students came to benefit from DISTED College’s Scholarship and Bursary Awards in 2017 with close to RM1 million being awarded through various schemes. These students were presented their scholarships at DISTED’s Awards and Prizes Presentation Ceremony on 30th September.

Officiating the ceremony was Dr Seah Soo Aun, President and CEO of DISTED College. In his opening remarks, Dr Seah congratulated all the achievers and wished them continued success.  He reminded all scholars and achievers to continue with their hard work and show exemplary behavior in their pursuit of academic excellence.  As Penang’s first private not-for-profit institution of higher learning, Dr Seah was especially proud to be able to support thousands of top achievers as well as needy students in their pursuit of academic achievements.

Tan Sri Dr Chin Fook Weng, representing the DISTED College Board of Directors, handed out the certificates and prize awards to the deserving students.

Other invited VIPs include Dato’ Saw Lip Khai representing Penang Turf Club whom has generously contributed RM300,000 over 3 years since 2016 to deserving DISTED students, as part of the DISTED’s Yeap Chor Ee Charitable Trust & Penang Turf Club Scholarship Fund.

Over the past 9 years, DISTED Scholarship and Bursary Award Fund, with the support of the Wawasan Education Foundation and Yeap Chor Ee Charitable Trust, have contributed more than RM10 million in scholarship and bursary awards. It has also provided financial support to more than 2,500 qualified and needy students.

Mr. Ding Teck Song, a visually impaired student and a proud recipient of DISTED’s Excellent Performance Prize Award currently pursuing his studies in Diploma in Business Information Technology was all smiles during the ceremony. “After I joined DISTED, I have gained confidence and found self-realisation of what I’m capable of achieving and how to move on in life,” Ding expressed.

Ms. Wong Shu Wen, a BA (Hons) in Marketing Management graduate and a recipient of DISTED’s Best Graduating Prize was another joyful recipient during the ceremony. “DISTED provides more scholarship options comparatively to other colleges,” she said. “I felt like I was always in good hands at DISTED”, she added.

Moving to the Pre-university category, Ms. Junnie Lim was awarded with DISTED’s 30th Anniversary Full Scholarship and is currently pursuing her studies in the Cambridge A-Level programme at DISTED. DISTED’s 30th Anniversary Full Scholarship was established in conjunction with DISTED’s 30th Anniversary celebration. “Receiving this scholarship has greatly reduced the financial burden of my family,” Lim said.

This year being the 30th year of existence for DISTED, has decided to introduce the High Performance Scholarship for students with 9A’s and above in their 2016 SPM examination. It has also introduced the Yeap Chor Ee Charitable Trust – Penang Turf Club Undergraduate Award for deserving students pursuing their degrees in the Staffordshire University Business Degree programme or the HELP University Bachelor of Psychology (Hons.) programme. Another benefactor of DISTED would be Mini Circuits Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd whom has generously pledge RM180,000 over 2 years for students intending to pursue the Japan Transfer Programme for the Diploma in Computer Science and Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at DISTED.

Apart from all of the above, DISTED do also provide bursaries for students with disabilities in order to do its part for the well-being of the community. Students with any disabilities whom are registered with the Social Welfare Department are eligible to apply for the bursary upon registering as a student in any of DISTED’s programs.

Apart from students’ academic achievements, socio-economic background and participation in extra-curricular activities are also taken into account when awarding these deserving students.

 

 

    

DISTED Career Fair 2017

The School of Business and Administration hosted DISTED career fair on-campus on 28 Sept. The fair

The career fair was sponsored by gradmalaysia, OSC Wealth and hireNow.

Participating companies included Resort World Genting, BOSCH, Jabil, Sime Darby Industry and many more.

In attendance for the career fair were DISTED’s CEO and President Dr Seah Soo Aun and guest speaker Ms Boonsiri Somchit.

Dr Seah Soo Aun was invited to officiate the career fair. In his opening remarks, Dr Seah said 90% of DISTED’s students found employment 6 months after graduation.

Dr Seah also mentioned as Penang’s first private not-for-profit institution of higher learning, DISTED has groomed more than 10,000 young and talented professionals and has given them the foundation to become a productive member of society.

Guest speaker Ms Boonsiri Somchit was invited to give a talk about leadership. Ms Somchit is a world-class leader in Global Business Service (GBS), she has 18 years of finance and accounting experiences.

She’s also the co-founder of Xtrategize as well as the brand ambassador if the Chartered Institute of Management Accountant Malaysia.

Ms Somchit introduced her first book, the “When The Chicken Dies. Everyone Cries” during the career fair. The book is about leadership wisdom and her insights to leadership, life and dealing with various career challenges.

This was the fair for participated companies that have internships, full-time jobs and part-time jobs. Students of all disciplines are encouraged to attend the event and be familiarised with companies’ requirements and expectation and be prepared when they begin looking for jobs and internships.

 

  

DISTED Teddy Project

The School of Pre-University organised its annual community project, Teddy Project, on 24th September 2017 at Kawasan Rukun Tetangga Jalan Hijau Lima. The objectives of this project are to spread happiness and joy to the less fortunate children of Batu Lanchang Government low-cost flats.

Dr Jerry Koay, DISTED’s Director of Academic Affairs attended the function representing the President of Disted College.

Datin Helen Lim from School of Pre-University donated the refurbished soft toys while the gift packs were donated by DISTED College.

Mr & Mrs Kumar, the parents of Yuhashinee, donated chocolate wafers as prizes for the aeroplane flying event.

The event was also attended by Mr Michael Tan, the Chairman of Kawasan Rukun Tetangga Jalan Hijau Lima and its vice-chairman, En Jaafar. Both of them encouraged the children of the flats to participate in the event.

During the event, light refreshments were served by committee members of the KRT, helped by our students.

Games organised by School of Pre-U students were participated enthusiastically by the children and their accompanying family members.

It was a day of great fun and good interaction among everyone present.

The success of the event was summed up appropriately by parents of DISTED’s students:

Mr. Kumar, father of Yuhashinee was happy to be part of the event.

Mrs. Chan, mother of Zhi Yuan, said, “Thank you so much for organising this event which allow students to grow and develop their public interaction skills,”

A message from Datin Helen Lim