Some 300 students were conferred their diplomas and degrees in various disciplines at DISTED College’s 24th Graduation Ceremony on May 23.
The event, celebrated with much pomp and grandeur, marked another milestone of pride for DISTED, a premier private college in northern Malaysia with a MyQUEST 5-Star excellent rating accorded by the Ministry of Education.
The joyful ceremony saw Dean of Faculty of Business, Law and Education, Professor Susan Foreman representing the Staffordshire University (United Kingdom) to present the scrolls to the sixth cohort of 75 graduates of the prestigious honours degree programmes of BA(Hons) Accounting and Finance, BA(Hons) Business Management, BA(Hons) International Business Management and BA(Hons) Marketing Management.
214 students received their diplomas in accounting, business information technology, business studies, computer science, creative multimedia production, and hospitality business management. Three other students received their Certificate in Hotel Operations. This was the inaugural graduation for Diploma in Accounting and Diploma in Creative Multimedia Production Students.
Amongst those who graduated include 14 international students from Thailand, Indonesia, Korea and one each from France and Nepal.
Looi Kah Mei, who obtained the BA(Hons) International Business Management, was the degree programme valedictorian. She attributed her success to lecturers from the School of Business Studies, saying “They have played a vital role in ensuring my well-being and development, and for that I am grateful.”
Diploma programme valedictorian Wong Shu Wen, who received the Diploma in Business Studies, and H’ng Ying Shan, best graduating student with Diploma in Hospitality Business Management, were awarded Australia’s University of Tasmania academic prizes worth RM1,500 each.
For Shu Wen, DISTED provided her with a solid foundation in tertiary education where she had a great experience. It was an experience which not taught her lessons in the classroom, but also outside. “I was given many opportunities to organise events for the college, which although was a duty it was more of a privilege for me”
34 of the total graduands were recipients of DISTED’s scholastic and awards programme, which included the DISTED Sports Excellence Award and DISTED Special Scholarship award. To-date, DISTED has produced close to 4,000 graduates meeting the employment needs of the industry since its establishment in 1987. The college has also awarded over RM6 million in various awards and scholarships benefiting more than 2,000 students.
In his congratulatory address, President and CEO of DISTED College, Dr Seah Soo Aun reminded the graduates to remember the sacrifices and contributions that others have made towards their success.
He also acknowledged the Yeap Chor Ee Charitable Trust and the Wawasan Education Foundation for their generosity and support in enabling the College to carry out its mission of delivering quality higher education.
Tan Sri Dr Chin Fook Weng, a member of DISTED’s Board of Directors, presided over the ceremony.
Congratulations to all graduates of 2015!