Grand convo

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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.

■ For more in­for­ma­tion, look out for the ad­ver­tise­ment in this StarSpe­cial.

A mo­ment of pride af­ter years of hard work and de­ter­mi­na­tion.

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