Showing appreciation for long years of service

Time really flies and it was a pleasure to witness seven pioneer staff of WOU being accorded recognition for 10 long years of service in conjunction with the annual gathering at the main campus today.

Leading the list was Tan Sri Emeritus Prof Gajaraj Dhanarajan, founding Vice Chancellor and current Chairman of WOU’s Board of Governors, along with his secretary, Khoo Suan Choo. On hand to present the 10-year service awards was Dato’ Seri Stephen Yeap, the Chairman of WOU Sdn Bhd.

Deepest appreciation to Prof Dhanarajan, founding Vice Chancellor of WOU.

Deepest appreciation to Prof Dhanarajan, founding Vice Chancellor of WOU.

The remaining pioneers were founding Registrar R Padmanathan, QA & External Relations Director Dr Andy Liew, Learning & Library Services Director Kamsiah Mohd Ali, School of Foundation & Liberal Studies Deputy Dean Jasmine Emmanuel, and Senior Finance Executive Chan Bee Lean.

Puan Kamsiah is all smiles as she receives the award.

Puan Kamsiah is all smiles as she receives the award.

Our congratulations also go to the 19 staff who received the 5-year service awards. Vice Chancellor Prof Dato’ Dr Ho Sinn Chye graciously did the honours and among the recipients were ITS Director Tan Pooi See, Senior HR Executive Chan Yang Yang, and School of Science and Technology lecturer Chandrasageran Natarajan.

Tan Pooi See receiving from Prof Ho.

Tan Pooi See receiving from Prof Ho.

All in all, this year 26 staff of WOU were formally recognised for long years of service towards the development and growth of the University.

With the formal part of the function over, next came the much anticipated lucky draw, with 58 prizes up for grabs, including arm bands, shopping vouchers, hotel buffets, backpacks, iron, DVD player and electric oven.

The lucky winner - Andrew Joseph (left) of GSA.

The lucky winner - Andrew Joseph (left) of GSA.

The first prize, a Samsung 32-inch LED television went to Andrew Joseph (GSA), second a Panasonic microwave oven to Sharon Alice Wiessy (ETP), and third a Panasonic electric rice cooker to Lilian Yap (SBA).

The staff mingled as they feasted on a sumptuous luncheon of rice with dalca, eggs, chicken, mutton and pineapple-cucumber salad, as well as laksa, fruit tart, carrot cake, ice kacang, and other delicacies.