13 August 2012

Sunway Community scholars encouraged at get together

The Sunway Education Group welcomed new, existing and graduated Jeffrey Cheah Foundation Community Scholars at a lunch gathering recently at Sunway University. The Jeffrey Cheah Foundation Community Scholarships are awarded to budding potentials from Homes and disadvantaged backgrounds to study at Sunway University. A total of 32 scholars have graduated so far since the scholarship first started in 2002. Currently Sunway has 31 community scholars studying in Sunway University. The Jeffrey Cheah Community scholarship is driven by the philosophy of instead of providing fish, the Scholarship teaches one to fish so that one may feed oneself for a lifetime. This scholarship encourages deserving and disadvantaged youth to take the pivotal step to transform their lives for the better.

Candy Lee speaking to her juniors

7 August 2012

Sunway’s Events Management students campaign a hit

Sunway University’s Diploma in Events Management students recently organised an event titled ‘Childhood Memories Night’ in conjunction with Hope Campaign, to create awareness and educate students on child sexual abuse. The theme of the night was influenced by what the students believed in, which is “Every kid has a right to a happy childhood.” This night allowed all guests and participants to take a step back from their lives and recollect the memories from their childhood days, as they enjoyed a series of activities including exhibitions, performances, games, a scrumptious meal and a lucky draw. The ultimate aim of the night was to remind people of the memorable childhood they had and how some children are robbed of their childhood, as they are victims of child sexual abuse. 150 people turned up for the night in a show of support for the cause.

The students sending out messages to the public to help create awareness on child sexual abuse.

3 August 2012

Long standing partners Sunway and WMU strengthen ties

Sunway University was proud to welcome the President of Western Michigan University (WMU), Dr. John M. Dunn at a jointly organized WMU alumni dinner, recently as part of the Sunway Education Group’s 25th Anniversary celebrations this year. This was Dr Dunn’s first visit to Sunway University.

Sunway University and Western Michigan have been partners for 25 years and Western Michigan University was Sunway’s first transnational twinning partner in 1987. Five Resident Directors from WMU served at Sunway in the past, for a total of 16 years. Sunway was the only Malaysian institution at one time to have a Resident Director from an American University.

Dr Dunn with some of the alumni who attended the dinner