Han Chiang College’s Graduation Ceremony for 2016 took place at the Lim Lean Theng Hall as it has been the tradition of the College to celebrate the graduation of its students at this venue. Every graduand of the Class of 2016 was eagerly waiting for the arrival of this moment for a long time as they worked so hard throughout their studies in order to graduate with their diplomas. On September 29, 2016, their dreams come true.
However, since the early morning of Graduation Day, the sky was covered by the dark clouds, and it started to rain even before the event was scheduled to begin. Although it was raining heavily, it did not make any difference to the celebratory mood of the graduands and their families. Students were wearing their gown proudly, parents waited in the hall with a heart of excitement and staffs were preparing and rehearsing everything in order to make everything perfect in this memorable and important day.
Graduands from School of Communication, Business Management, Applied Creative Art and Designs and Chinese Studies were conferred their respective diplomas by the Principal & CEO of the College, Dr. Chow Yong Neng. The conferment of each graduand’s academic award was witnessed by a senior member of the College’s Board of Directors. From the faces of the graduands, we could see happiness and satisfaction all round.
On that day, the outstanding graduates were awarded cash prizes . Those receiving special awards for academic achievements including the best students from different schools in college, graduates who had made it to the annual dean’s list awards and etc.
Furthermore, two final year students on the College’s 3+0 degree programme in collaboration with University of Wolverhampton, Regina Hoo Lei Kim and Goh Lih Joe were awarded the Academic Excellence & Distinction Award for scoring First Class Honours in their degree studies.
Tan Yet Zhi and Toh Vern Ching from Han Chiang College, who were in their final semester in the Bachelor in Public Relations & Journalism from the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) were awarded the USQ International Partner Prizes. Han Chiang College’s students scooped two out of the eight possible awards given by USQ each year.
Graduates Leong Chia Yee from the School of Business Management and Tiang Yi Jing from the School of Communication presented their graduation speeches in English and Mandarin respectively on behalf of the Class of 2016.
After the successful conclusion of the graduation ceremony, many parents and friends of the graduates were seen presenting bouquets of flowers and gifts to the graduates. Happy and funny photographs were taken to capture these sweet and beautiful moments.
We wish all graduates of the Class of 2016 every success whether they are pursuing further studies or embarking on working lives.
For a full suite of photographs that captured this memorable event, please click here.