ON Jan 10, the Petronas Twin Towers was given a dash of festive joy as bright-eyed graduates, proud parents and the crème de la crème of the Malaysian Legal Profession gathered at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre to take part in Advance Tertiary College’s (ATC’s) 27th Grand Convocation Ceremony and 30th Anniversary Celebration.
For 30 years, ATC has prided itself on living up to its motto of providing quality education at affordable prices and introducing countless high achievers into the Malaysian legal and commercial landscape. This year would prove to be no exception, as the dedicated staff and students outdid themselves again to return an amazing 39 Second Upper and one First Class students in a single sitting for the prestigious University of London Bachelor of Laws Programme.
The night got off to a splendid start as the graduates took to the stage in the Plenary Hall to receive their scrolls as a fitting reward for years of hard work.
This year, they received their scrolls from the much lauded University of London Pro-Vice Chancellor (International) Dr Mary Stiasny and University of London Undergraduate Laws Programme Director Reverend Simon Askey. The business graduates received their scrolls from Deputy Education Minister Datuk P. Kamalanathan, while ATC’s senior adviser and shareholder, retired Federal Court Judge Datuk Bentara Luar Hashim Yusoff also presented some of the awards. Also present was the International Court of Justice judge, the Honourable Julia Sebutinde and ATC’s academic adviser Prof Dr Wayne Morrison of Queen Mary University of London.
Celebrating the achievements of its Law, Business and CLP graduates, ATC also honoured the exceptional performance of its other students, be it in the academic field or in the fastpaced and challenging world of Moots where the mooters received their awards from retired Federal Court Judge Tan Sri James Foong.
The graduates were also inspired by International Criminal Court and International Court Justice in The Hague renowned prosecution and defence trial lawyer, Datuk Shyamala Alagendra, an alumna of ATC, who delivered the convocation address.
After the ceremony ended, the graduates and guests made their way to the Grand Ballroom for a delightful eight-course dinner, entertainment and the presentation of ATC’s Outstanding Alumni Awards 2017.
The ATC 27th Grand Convocation Ceremony was a rousing success, filled with laughter and illuminated by the glow of well deserved academic victory, cementing why ATC has been and will continue to be the premier provider of legal education in the Asian region.
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A moment of pride after years of hard work and determination.