25 May 2011

Sunway Celebrates Teaching Appreciation Day

Very often, we are driven by the passion of teaching that we often forget to celebrate this very special day. Sunway University recently celebrated the “Teaching Appreciation Day” to commemorate the dedication of our lecturers who have guided many students along the way, contributing to their successful careers.

Elizabeth Lee with Jun during the Teacher's Appreciation Day. 

24 May 2011

Lost cash returned to student

The term” finders keepers” did not have any significance to Wong Yeng Hui and Yeo Suk Lyn as they immediately surrendered a stack of RM600 they found lying on the canopy walk to the Security Department. The two Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) students who were returning from the Sunway Pyramid Mall to Sunway University (Sunway) found the money lying on the canopy walk at 2:13 pm on 4 April 2011. At 2:20pm the same day, they made a report at the Security Department and surrendered the money to Mr Gopal Kandasamy, Manager of the Security Department.

As it was harder to identify who the owner of the cash was, the security department inspected the CCTV’s installed at the canopy walk to identify the moment Wong and Yeo picked up the money. They then backtracked and found Ngu Mei Siang, a Sunway BSc (Hons) in Accounting and Finance walking through the canopy walk with two friends not realizing her money had fallen out of her bag.

Mr Tan Kheng Loon, Mr Gopal Kandasamy, Ms Elizabeth Lee, Lim Jew Jean, Ngu Mei Siang, Wong Yeng Hui and Yeo Suk Lyn.

14 May 2011

RM5.7 Million Worth in Scholarship for Deserving Students

Sunway University (Sunway) was proud to honour over 1000 students during the recent Tan Sri Dato' Seri Dr Jeffrey Cheah Scholarship Award Presentation Ceremony in May 2011. Sunway awarded RM5.7 million in scholarships through the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation making the total amount of contributions so far RM66 million worth in scholarships since it was incepted in 1997 through the Sunway Education Trust Fund. The Sunway Education Trust Fund was converted to the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation in 2010 to further solidify our Founder and Chancellor's belief to transform the lives of many through the benefits of education. The recipients of the scholarship was awarded the Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Jeffrey Cheah Entrance Scholarship and The Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Jeffrey Cheah Continuing Scholarship.

Recipients of the Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Jeffrey Cheah Continuing Scholarship waiting in line to receive their award from Mr Lee Weng Keng.

Another honest student in Sunway College

A very grateful Mr Koh Mui Siang stepped into Sunway College on Tuesday, 10th May 2011 to retrieve his lost HTC phone from Tan Li Jean, a 2nd Semester Foundation in Arts (FIA) Student.

A very happy Koh Mui Siang receiving his phone from Tan Li Jean with Mr Gopal Kandasamy (centre), Manager of Security Department at Sunway.

“I am so grateful to Tan for returning my phone back to me as it is very important to me. In fact I’m very fortunate to have lost my phone in Sunway”. Koh chuckled.

Koh thought he’d never see his HTC phone again since he lost it on Monday evening during his visit to Sunway College for an enquiry. Thanks to Tan Li Jean, his phone was safely returned to him.

Mr Koh presenting a token of appreciation to Tan Li Jean.

Koh reported his missing phone to the Security department at 4pm on 9 May 2011 when he came to Sunway to enquire about courses. Tan Li Jean found the HTC phone lying on one of the tables near the ATM machines at the foyer, where she wanted to place her books. She retrieved the phone the same day slightly after 4pm and immediately surrendered it to the security office.

Mr Gopal Kandasamy, Manager of the Security Department immediately arranged for Tan Li Jean to personally hand over the phone to Koh Mui Siang. At 10:30am on Tuesday, Tan Li Jean returned the HTC phone to Mr Koh in the presence of Mr Gopal. Mr Tan Kheng Loon, Director of Operations also witnessed the return of the HTC phone to Mr Koh. Tan Li Jean was rewarded with a small token of appreciation for her honesty by Mr Koh.

The Security department received a hamper from Mr Koh on Wednesday thanking them for their safekeeping his phone.

The phone is estimated to be worth RM2,000. Koh also said, “Sunway students and the security team are doing a very good job”.

Mr Gopal said, “Students in Sunway are very responsible as anything found are given to a security personnel and we make an effort to return it back to the owner”. Mr Tan further added, “Cash and other items that have gone missing and are often times returned to a security personnel”.

The thank you note from Mr Koh to the Security department.

Tan Li Jean said, “I empathised with the owner of the lost phone when I found it. If I had lost my phone I would want someone to return it back to me”.

Sunway College would like to praise Tan Li Jean for her integrity.