The UIU-Malaysia Center held an alumni reception at The Prince Hotel in Kuala Lumpur on December 3. Pictured (Front row, left to right): MOHD AZHAR Rizq Nadira, ABDUL AZIZ Naomi Auni, MOHAMAD Cik Nusratnajwani, NADARASAN Nirmala Devi, Mary SOH, MANOHARAN Susila Manan, FOONG Ming Niang Yvonne, LEE Michelle Chin Chin, KHOO Alicia Poh Ean, KAN Yoke Loon, CHAM Wei Teng, and TAN Staci Kok Yen. (Back row, l-r): WOO Alex Zi Yaang, WONG Eun Wuei, Shamdeswary, Francis Ng; Dr. Melik Peter Khoury, senior vice president for strategic positioning: chief strategic enrollment and marketing officer; Student Government President Anthony Dijohn; Dr. Alan G. Walker, UIU president; KHOO Steven Ghee Chuan, MOHD SUHAIMI Ahmad Rashadan, AHMAD Muhammad Akid; Ryan Griffith, executive director for international programs; MOHD AZHAR Rizq Azzadin; Dr. David Chown, senior vice president and chief academic officer; Edwin Tan, UIU director of international studies; Don Aungst, executive vice president and chief financial & planning officer; MUNIANDY Punitha Malar (Aishu); Gina Kuker, associate professor of education; LIM Aaron Tao Hee (Posing as Pete the Peacock), MOHAMMAD FARID Dayana; Dr. Graeme Armstrong, assistant professor of education and MHEA coordinator, Des Moines Center; Christopher Sanders, vice president for international programs; PONNIAH Kalai, ISSE Ayan; Wendell Snodgrass, vice president for advancement, development & alumni relations; SEAN Mervin, and TAN Darren Lew Ong.
FAYETTE, Iowa (January 3, 2012)–The UIU-Malaysia Center held an alumni reunion reception at The Prince Hotel in Kuala Lumpur on December 3. The event coincided with the Upper Iowa University December 2011 international graduations in Hong Kong and Malaysia and the grand opening of its new office at SEGi University College in Kota Damansara, Malaysia.
Well over 50 people attended the alumni affair that was planned by Malaysia Programs Director Kalai Ponniah in conjunction with the UIU Alumni Office in Fayette. UIU President Alan G. Walker, Vice President for Advancement, Development & Alumni Relations Wendell Snodgrass, and Ponniah were guest speakers. A few recognized alumni in attendance included Alexander Woo, the 2008 Valedictorian, who is now a corporate trainer for Creative Beings Consultancy in Malaysia; LEE Michelle Chin Chi, currently a lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Sunway University College, Malaysia; and MOHAMAD Cik Nusratnajwani, who is working as an early interventionist for Chatterkidz Therapy, Malaysia.
"We know that education is about opening doors and seeing what is on the other side, and we expect our students to leave Upper Iowa University thinking about the world in profoundly fresh and creative ways," Ponniah stated in his speech. "Thank you for being the soul and bedrock foundation of this wonderful institution."
Ponniah is planning to put together an alumni committee that will strategize with the Fayette Alumni Office in putting together regular events for UIU Malaysian alumni.
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