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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The Star e-Paper sponsorship to benefit 300 students

THREE hundred students from six secondary schools in Penang will receive a one-year sponsorship of The Star’s e-Paper — thanks to Disted College.

College president and CEO Dr Seah Soo Aun said this was timely as they were emphasising on their English programme at the campus.

“We thought this will be a good time to give students direct access to improving their English proficiency.

“At Disted, what we have is called Disted Connect where we try to connect with our community. So this is a way to help students connect with the college.

“The idea is for 50 students in each of the six schools to have access to the e-Paper and English reading materials,” he said at the college campus in Macalister Road yesterday.

Academic affairs director Dr Liew Yueah Cin said the sponsorship was a good opportunity for the students to keep abreast with the current issues and developments.

“It will also be useful for them to develop their intellectual, critical and higher order thinking skills,” he said. (ZAINUDIN AHAD/The Star, Metro North, 8 Mar 2016)

Present to receive the cheque were Star Media Group Bhd editor-in-chief Datuk Leanne Goh, executive editor Dorairaj Nadason and audience management senior manager (North) Oun Sui Leng.
Present to receive the cheque were Star Media Group Bhd and DISTED College President & CEO Dr Seah. Editor-in-chief Datuk Leanne Goh, Executive Editor Dorairaj Nadason and Audience Management Senior Manager (North) Oun Sui Leng.