Second batch of graduates
BERJAYA University College of Hospitality (BERJAYA UCH) celebrated its second convocation by awarding graduating students their scrolls in the following courses of study: Bachelor of Hospitality Management (Honours), Bachelor of Events Management (Honours), Bachelor of Tourism Management (Honours), Bachelor of Retail Management (Honours), Diploma in Hospitality Management, Diploma in Culinary Arts, Diploma in Tourism and Travel Management, Diploma in Event Management, Diploma in Retail Management and Foundation in Hospitality.
BERJAYA UCH chairman of the Board of Governors Datuk Robin Tan said to the students: “Today marks an important milestone in your life and it is my hope that you have met the goals which you have set out to achieve, both academically and personally. I would like to thank the parents for their trust in us and seek to remain engaged in your children’s education. We take your trust seriously to equip your children with the knowledge and skills required to meet the challenges of the global environment.”
BERJAYA UCH pro-chancellor Tan Sri Datuk Seri Vincent Tan commented: “When we established the University College five years ago, we made a commitment to provide our students with state-of-the-art facilities that mirror real world settings and a highly conducive learning environment.
“It is a known fact that a good education is a product of effective learning brought about by an up-to-date curriculum, high standards of instruction, rigorous assessments and industry-driven internships, all of which interrelate and reinforce each other. This is all embodied in our unique teaching style, which we call the Berjaya Immersion Methodology.
“Berjaya Corporation has remained steadfastly committed in advocating ethical best practices in management while instilling in our staff a strong sense of corporate social responsibility which contributes towards the building of sustainable communities. As part of this thrust, we offer bursaries and meritbased scholarships to students from Malaysia and from around the region for them to study at our University College. It is our hope that these students will, having achieved success in later years, reciprocate by helping others who are less fortunate.”
The class valedictorian Debbie Teng ( pic), in her valedictory speech, honoured the role of parents in education when she said, “Dear parents, we wear these robes and put on our mortar boards for you. This occasion is yours, as much as it is ours. Today, we honour you and want to say, mum and dad, we love you. Fellow graduates, please join me in saluting our parents by clapping to honour them.
“It is the time to take the knowledge we have gained in BERJAYA UCH, and apply it to the pursuit of our future endeavours. Whether you go on and continue your education, or start on your chosen profession, I wish you all happiness and good fortune.”
BERJAYA UCH chief operating officer Mae Ho said: “We look forward to our students coming back should they decide to undergo postgraduate studies. BERJAYA UCH is a second home for our students and our doors are always open to them. We hope all graduates enjoyed their studies here and I wish them all the best in their future endeavours.”
Also present during the convocation were members of the Board of Governors, BERJAYA UCH, members of the Diplomatic Corps, academic staff, industry partners, graduating students’ families and friends.
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