Dell Business Challenge Cup

On 13 April five (5) student from School of Business and Administration representing Bachelor of Accounting and Finance lead by Mr Yeap took on the challenge. The challenge provided the opportunity to interact with other participants from different social background and academic background.

Students also have the opportunity to meet up with Dell’s CEO and had a sharing session with him.

It was a great experience for student to gain accounting knowledge, teamwork, problem solving matters.


New Director of Academic Affairs

Dear Team DISTED

New Director of Academic Affairs

I am pleased to announce and welcome Dr. Jerry Koay to DISTED College.

Dr Koay join us as Director of Academic Affairs.  He has a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree from UUM, with his thesis on the area of Corporate Governance.  He has a Master of Engineering degree from the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, with major in Industrial Engineering & Management, and a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Louisiana, USA.

Dr Koay brings along with him more than 25 years of industry and academia working experience, ranging from industry appointments in Sony Mechatronics, Trans Capital, COB Technology, Sanmina-SCI, Jabil and finally at Robert Bosch as Manufacturing Operations Manager.  Over the past 6 years, Dr Koay was the Head of School, the American Degree program at an institution of higher learning in Penang.  Prior to that, he was a Management Consultant, and lecturer at Wawasan Open University.

Dr Koay’s role as Director of Academic Affairs is very similar to that played previously by his predecessor.  Of course, with your full support and cooperation, I would expect him to help DISTED move forward in improving and enhancing our  academic programme offerings, quality in teaching and delivery and achieving our overall vision.

Please join me in welcoming Dr Koay to DISTED.

May I take this opportunity to put on record our sincere appreciation to Dr. Gwee Sai Ling for her  support as Acting Director of Academic Affairs over the past three months.  Her work diligence and continuing support during this tenure has been most positive.  Dr Gwee will continue as Acting Director of Academic Affairs till end of April.  Thereafter, she will continue with the sole role as Head, School of Business & Administration.

Dr Jerry Koay will officially take over the role of the Director of Academic Affairs from May 1, 2017.   In the interim, a proper handover and familiarisation exercise will be conducted between Dr Gwee and Dr Koay, as well as with all Head of Schools/Departments.

Thank you and with best regards,

Seah Soo Aun

Nine Schools have made through to the 2017 DISTED Culinary Challenge Final

Some 54 students from 27 secondary schools competed individually against each and another in a team of two on 8 April, in DISTED Culinary Challenge 2017’s semifinals at DISTED Wawasan City Campus.

“The purpose of this competition is to increase the interest in culinary arts, a field of study among the school students that offers a centre stage for students looking to showcase their culinary prowess and creativity,” said Ms Susie Khoo, The Head of School of Hospitality and Management.

Contestants were pitted against one another under intense pressurizing situation and used only the ingredients’ list provided to create their own pasta dish in 60 minutes.

Panel judges from Chef Sivasegaran Balagangdaram the Executive Chef from Hotel Jen and Chef Danny Ng the Co-owner and Chef from The Eighty Eight Restaurant Penang evaluated the dishes based on taste, creativity and presentation.

Nine teams have made it through to the final which will take place on 22nd April at DISTED Wawasa City Campus located at China Street Ghaut that houses DISTED College’s School of Hospitality Management.

The following schools and students have qualified for the competition Finals taking place on 22 April at DISTED Wawasan City Campus.

2017 DISTED Culinary Challenge – Semifinals

2017 DISTED Culinary Challenge offers the centre stage for young chefs to showcase their talents and creativity while pitting against one another in teams as the winning team shall stand with the chance of winning lucrative prizes and recognition.

The competition will be taking place at DISTED School of Hospitality Management​, located at DISTED Wawasan City Campus on 8th April, from 8am – 4pm.


DISTED College March Orientation

DISTED College’s orientation offers a platform for new students to meet with other students, academic staff and the college management team, and to become familiar with college’s facilities and services.

During the orientation, various scholarships and bursaries will be introduced with other student services like student hostel and shuttle bus service.

The college is a place in developing knowledge and to build social networking. Students need both knowledge, effective communication and strong social network to be successful in their future, Dr Seah Soo Aun, the CEO and President of DISTED College emphasised during his opening remarks.

The event ended successfully with students activities like break the ice and last but not least, a new college T-Shirt for everyone to start their new chapter in life at DISTED College.

Professor Liz Barnes installed as Vice-Chancellor for Staffordshire University

DISTED College’s CEO and President, Dr Seah Soo Aun and his management team would like to congratulate Professor Liz Barnes on her official installation as the Vice-Chancellor of Staffordshire University.

Professor Barnes becomes the fourth Vice-Chancellor since Staffordshire was awarded university status in 1992.

Best wishes to Professor Barnes on her  installation and looking forward to developing close and mutual relationship between DISTED College and Staffordshire.

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