Wawasan Open University ‘turned 10’ this year and recognised a total 44 employees with long service awards for their continuing loyalty, dedication and commitment to the future of the University.
Thirty-one received the 10-year service award and another thirteen the 5-year service award during a simple ceremony organised by the Human Resources Department at the lecture theatre of the main campus today.
On hand to present both the awards was WOU Sdn Bhd Chairman Dato’ Seri Stephen Yeap. Topping the list for the 10-year service award was Chief Operating Officer Yeong Sik Kheong.
Meanwhile, the Educational Technology & Publishing (ETP) Unit followed by the Registry had the highest number of recipients:
Ø ETP (6) – Assistant Manager Khoo Chiew Keen, Senior Multimedia Technologist Marnisya Abdul Rahim, Senior Graphic Designer Chrisvie Ong Lin Lin, Senior Executive Jeanne Chow Min Hian, Graphic Designer Audrey Lisa Yeong Yoke Mei, Assistant Officer Sharon Alice Wiessy
Ø Registry (5) - Advisor Sovindar Kaur, Senior Assistant Registrars Lim Swee Choo, June Cheah Ruenn Ling and Cheryl Ooi Hui Hui, Senior Executive Perkash Kaur
The other recipients of the 10-year service award are listed below:
Ø General Services & Administration/GSA (2) - Director Andrew Joseph, Assistant Manager Sharifah Azura Syed Osman
Ø ITS (1)- Manager (Application) Ch’ng Eng Hoo
Ø Learning & Library Services (4) - Manager Chew Bee Leng, Assistant Manager Norhasni Abdul Aziz, Assistant Manager(Circulation Services) Ooi Siew Lee, Assistant Library Supervisor Zubaydah Zamri
Ø Finance (4) – Assistant Manager Jadey Lee Cheng Gaik, Purchasing Executive Tan Mei Lin, Executive Janice Wong Siew Eng, Officer Hanishah Zainon
Ø Centre for Professional Development & Continuing Education/PACE (2) – Senior Marketing Executive Lim Yeang See, Admin Assistant III Kang Shing Lee
Ø Johor Bahru Regional Centre (2) - Director Dr Ng Peng Long, Senior Marketing & Admissions Executive Wong Chui Hong
Ø Ipoh Regional Centre (2) – Senior Student Service & Admission Executive Syndy Ho Hsiao Yin, Senior Marketing & Admissions Executive Ngow Chee Wei
Ø Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre/KLRC (2) – Senior Finance & Administration Executive Tan Chia Yun, Senior Marketing & Admissions Executive Raja Isaiah Rasiah
Among those presented with the 5-year award were ETP Director Grace Lau, School of Business & Administration Senior Lecturer Dr Chuah Poh Lean, School of Science & Technology Senior Lecturer Dr Teoh Ping Chow, Finance Executive Jennifer Ch’ng Chai Lin, and Regional Operations Senior Executive Clement Justus Gomez.
Everyone then proceeded to the Homestead Hall for the annual gathering arranged by the Staff Recreational Club. Guests included Members of WOU’s Board of Governors, Tan Sri Dr Chin Fook Weng and Dato’ Emeritus Prof Dr Wong Tat Meng. To the thunderous applause of all present, Vice Chancellor Prof Dato’ Dr Ho Sinn Chye announced a one-month bonus this year for management and staff.
The much anticipated lucky draw saw 23 prizes given away, such as shopping gift vouchers, iron, hair dryer, blender and rice cooker. The first prize, an oven was won by Fara Falida Ramely from KLRC, the second prize a vacuum cleaner by Saw Jong Khai from Quality Assurance & External Relations Directorate, and the third a juice extractor by Selva Raja from GSA.
The crowd had an entertaining luncheon as they mingled and feasted on the delicious food, while being serenaded by live guitar music and songs. They enjoyed the nasi briyani served with dalca, chicken, fish, prawn, egg kurma, taukua sambal and French beans, and nicely complemented with sliced papaya and water melon.