DISTED College 70’s Retro Annual Dinner

DISTED College held its Annual Staff Dinner on 26th November, at the Hotel Royal Penang in appreciation of the hard work and commitment of its staff throughout the year.

Colleagues and teammates took the opportunity to walk down memory lane, dressing up in their best 70’s retro style outfit to the likes of ABBA, Queens and The Bee Gees.

Distinguished guest and director Tan Sri Dr Chin Fook Weng delivered his goodwill message and said that DISTED College functions as a not-for-profit, self-financing college in which the net earnings are retained in the business for the benefit of both staffs and students.

Tan Sri Dr Chin also expressed his appreciation towards the committee for the dedication and effort they had put forth in this year’s annual dinner.

Next was Dr Seah’s enigmatic speech and it was indeed a heartfelt and profound one. “Employees are the assets and pillars that make DISTED the pioneer 6-star rating education provider in the region,” Dr Seah Soo Aun, President and CEO of DISTED College said during his opening remark.  In addition, Dr Seah mentioned that the year 2016 had been a challenging but fruitful year and staff will be awarded a year-end bonus in appreciation for a collective job well done.

With no exceptions, the Long-Years’ service award were presented to Mr Lee Kor Yong and Mr Khor Ee Keat for their 20 and 10 years of outstanding service and dedication to DISTED College respectively.

Certificates of appreciation were also presented to staffs for their significant contribution and achievement in guiding Chung Ling High School in the 2016 Young Enterprise Programme champion by AMCHAM (American Malaysia Chamber of Commerce Malaysia).

Members and Committees of DISTED College’s clubs and societies were also presented with certificates of appreciation for their annual outstanding performances.

Other event highlights included talent performances, table games and lucky draws in which Dr Gwee Sai Ling emerged the luckiest one of the night who walked away with the Grand Prize, a Samsung LED TV.

Last but not least, Dr Tan Fuyi and Ms Diana Quah were crowned Mr & Ms Retro DISTED 2016 through the likes of their amazing catwalk, charming personality and most retro outfit. It was indeed a great memorable night for all and a splendid way to end 2016 with a bang!

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Churros Fundraising Sales – The Alley Cafe

In conjunction with the DISTED D’Arbor Day which will be carried out on 6th November 2016, from 8am – 12pm. The Alley, 5 Stewart Lane, will be setting up a booth today and tomorrow at #DISTEDCollege canteen from 11.30am – 1.30pm selling gourmet coffee and churros. Part of the profits will be donated to support the D’Arbor event.

#YouAreInGoodHands #DISTEDturns30 #TheAlley5StewartLane 

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Celebrating the success of students with DISTED 25th Convocation Ceremony!

272 graduates took centre stage in DISTED College’s 25th Convocation Ceremony, which was held at the Equatorial Hotel, Penang on May 28. The event, which is splendidly celebrated, would see these students being conferred their diplomas and degrees in various disciplines.

DISTED’s 25th Convocation Ceremony started with opening speeches by Chairman of DISTED Board of Directors, Dato’ Seri Stephen Yeap and President & CEO Dr Seah Soo Aun.
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This year’s convocation ceremony saw Dean of the Faculty of Business, Education & Law, Professor Susan Foreman representing the Staffordshire University (United Kingdom) to present the scrolls to the 7th cohort of 91 graduates receiving their prestigious honours degree programmes of BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance, BA (Hons) Business Management, BA (Hons) International Business Management, BA (Hons) Marketing Management, and BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems Management.

The 25th ceremony also witnessed the inaugural batch of nine (9) graduates from DISTED’s collaboration with HELP University, being conferred with its renowned Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) degree by the Vice Chancellor of HELP University, Professor Dato Dr Zakaria bin Ahmad.




Meanwhile, 181 students received their DISTED diplomas in accounting, business studies, business information technology, computer science, creative multimedia production, and hospitality business management.

Amongst those who graduated include 5 students from Thailand, Indonesia and China. One of them, Muliana Harefa of Indonesia, received her Certificate in Intensive English for having completed the 1½-year Intensive English programme at DISTED, while another international student – Chayakorn Suwannachot of Thailand, was being conferred with Diploma in Hospitality Business Management.

Tan Wen Chien, who obtained the BA (Hons) Marketing Management, was also the degree programme valedictorian, while Iver Tan Jia Chuen, the best graduating student with Diploma in Business Studies from DISTED, was the valedictorian for diploma programme during the 25th convocation ceremony.

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25th Convocation & Appreciation Dinner

On 27 May, in conjunction with the graduation of its students, DISTED College hosted the 25th Convocation & Appreciation Dinner at the Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang. The dinner event, which had taken place at the hotel between 6:00pm till 11:00pm,  was meant as a tribute of appreciation to DISTED College associate partners, the press & media, school counselors and DISTED top academic achievers; for all their tireless efforts in supporting and contributing to the College’s success.

The followings are some photos taken during the 25th Convocation & Appreciation Dinner at the Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang.


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2016 Review & Revalidation by Staffordshire University, UK

It’s been with great pleasure to have staff from Staffordshire University, UK at our campus on May 4-5 for 2016 Review & Revalidation. The visiting delegation comprises of:

The panel:

  1. Dr Astrid Herhoffer – Dean, Faculty of Art and Creative Technology
  2. Chris Hanks – QES Officer
  3. Tracy Lewis – Head of Computing, Internal Panel Member for computing awards
  4. Dr Sue Jenkinson – Senior Lecturer, International Panel Member for business awards
  5. Jennifer Muskett – Computing External

The presenting team:

  1. Nico Decourt – Academic Group Leader for computing awards, CES
  2. Paul Dobson – Programme Advisor for business awards
  3. Lee Zhuang – Partnership Manager, Partnerships Office
  4. Paul Byrne – Associate Dean for Partnerships, BEL