By Prakash Velloo and Foo Ming Li
Georgetown – Han Chiang College honoured 250 graduates while 12 others were recognised for their academic excellence and achievements in its Graduation Ceremony on Friday.
A total of 238 graduates who were conferred their Diplomas were from School of Communication, School of Business & Management, School of Applied Creative Arts & Design and School of Chinese Studies. Another 12 graduates received their Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Broadcasting & Journalism 3+0 in collaboration with University of Wolverhampton, UK. The ceremony also witnessed 12 students receiving special awards in various categories.
To further encourage the graduates to excel in life, Han Chiang College announced nine recipients of the Annual Dean’s List Award. In addition, Han Chiang College was very proud to celebrate the winner of International Partner Prize of University of Southern Queensland (USQ), a prestigious award that is conferred to international students of USQ studying with its partner institutions all over the world. Finally, it was also proud to announce the recipients of Highly Commended Certificate awarded by USQ to nominees of its International Partner Prize.
The Principal Dr Beh Kok Hooi said “the world is filled with endless possibilities, and you are will-equipped, intellectually, emotionally and physically, endowed with the ability to continue being a life-long learner.”
“Take risks, be courageous, set goals and always believe in yourself”, he added.
“On behalf of the students, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the Board of Directors for their continuous support and provision of a comfortable and conducive learning environment,” he said.
Visiting Head, School of Arts and Communication, Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts, USQ, Australia, Professor Rhoderick McNeill mentioned in his speech, “the close relationship between Han Chiang College and the USQ continues to demonstrate the important ties between Australia and Malaysia”.
“Han Chiang has been a powerful and significant name in education in Penang for a long time and USQ’s relationship with Han Chiang began in 2002 with an articulation agreement. By 2010, it had developed into a full 3+0 arrangement in which Han Chiang College delivered all of the requirements of our Bachelor of Communication degree”, he added.
“I look forward to a new era of co-operation with Han Chiang College. We will be investigating possibilities of dual-awards which would satisfy the requirements of both the Malaysian Qualifications Agency and the Australian Qualifications Framework”, he said.
The graduates of 2017 are expected to continue either in the Bachelor’s degree programme which is partnered with USQ or study abroad with other partner universities. Many of the graduates will also launch their careers with leading media organisations, multimedia companies, business start-ups, and PR and advertising agencies.