11 June 2015

Sunway University Pays Tribute to Teachers with Oscar Themed Celebration

Ten teachers each took home an “Oscar” for Best Teacher at Sunway University’s Teachers Day celebration. Over 200 teachers, principals and counsellors from several schools around the Klang Valley celebrated at “The Oscars”, a gala celebration for a stellar cast of teachers.

The event organised by students from the Diploma in Events Management and Diploma in Hotel Management under Sunway University’s Centre for Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Management (CTCHM) had the guests walking on the red carpet and posing for photographs against backdrops specially prepared by the students. The teachers were also treated to a delicious spread of lunch. Delectable desserts were specially prepared for the occasion by students from CTHCM’s BSc (Hons) Culinary Management.

Some of the BSc (Hons) Culinary Management students with Anisha Chai, Head of Centre for Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Management (1st from right)

The event was to pay tribute to dedicated members of the teaching profession, for their tireless contribution, hard work and support throughout the years.

“Your role is certainly not an easy one. But I’m sure you will agree with me that teaching has its many rewards, especially when you see the transformation of your students into competent and responsible individuals. Bear in mind that your work today shapes the future. In your classrooms now are our future leaders. The responsibility of shaping the leaders of tomorrow lies very much in your hands”, said Dr Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director of Sunway Education Group and Sunway University in addressing the teachers.

(from left) Wong Lei Lei, Director of Marketing; Dr Elizabeth Lee; Cheng Mien Wee, Director, Pre-U Studies, Sunway College & Executive Director, Sunway International School and Jerrine Koay, Director of Public Relations

The occasion provided a good opportunity for the CTCHM students as they were given an opportunity for a hands-on learning experience in organising the event. They were tasked with planning, managing finance and preparing the decoration, backdrop, props and food.

The Diploma in Events Management and Diploma in Hotel Management students

“Being involved in an event like this means learning much more than when learning in the classroom. This is different from our usual training, the expectation on us is higher and we are much more careful on our food presentation, as we need to fit in with the theme” said Emily Cheng Siaw Yen, who is currently in her second year of the BSc (Hons) Culinary Management.

For team leader Lai Kian Seng, it was a learning experience in terms of problem solving while Merlin Yong Shi Hui, event programme coordinator learnt to manage his time better as he had to cope with planning and preparing for the event and complete his assignments at the same time. Both are currently in their last semester of the Diploma in Hotel Management programme.

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