A total of 32 staff were honoured for their long years of service - 14 for 10 years and 18 for 5 years - during WOU’s 10th year Anniversary and Appreciation Dinner today.
Vice Chancellor Prof Dato’ Dr Ho Sinn Chye, who joined WOU on 5 February 2007, led the list of 10-year service award recipients, along with his executive secretary, Julie Lim Cheng Cheok. On hand to present a certificate and gift was WOU Sdn Bhd Chairman Dato’ Seri Stephen Yeap.
On the academic front, the recipients were School of Business & Administration (SBA) Acting Dean Prakash Arumugam and School of Humanities & Social Sciences (SHSS) Lecturer Rabikha Hasni Suparman, as well as Assistant Library Manager Farzanah Ali Hassan and Library Officer Choy Paik Lin from academic support.
Heading the pack for the 10-year service award in operations was Regional Operations & Marcom Director, K H Chong. Similarly honoured were his team members, Ipoh Regional Centre (IPRC) Director, Ching Huey Ling, Penang Regional Centre (PGRC) Director Teh Kim Kow and Assistant Marketing Manager Lim Wei Ling.
The other operations staff with 10 years of service were Assistant Manager Letchimy Thiyagarajah and Marketing & Admissions Officer Chung Mei Lin of PGRC; Human Resource Executive Trinnie Triveny Chandran; and Building Warden Shift Leader Md Noor Din from General Services & Administration (GSA).
Prof Ho took to the stage to present the 5-year service awards to 18 staff, comprising 7 academics and 11 from operations, including 6 from the Regional Centres (RC) and Regional Support Centres (RSC).
Leading the academic charge were Dean, Prof Santhiram Raman, and Prof Phalachandra Bhandigadi from the School of Education, Languages and Communications. Others were SBA Senior Lecturer Lalitha Ramasamy, SHSS lecturers Ooh Seow Ling and Irmadura Ramli, and School of Science & Technology (SST) lecturers Azrina Jamal Mydin and Tan Yee Chyan.
The five staff from operations were Corporate Communications Manager Rasidah Mion, ITS Senior Application Developer Ooi Chin Hong, as well as Senior Chargeman cum AV supervisor Maganthiran Nagapan, Building Warden Shift Leader Mohd Faizal Ibrahim and Assistant Officer Vicky Tan Kok Ghee from GSA.
Finally from the RCs/RSCs were Bandar Utama RSC Head Ryan Yong Seat Pao, Klang RSC Marketing & Admissions Executive Lim Kok Chan, the Marketing & Admission Officers Phang Sow Ling (IPRC), Nadia Rohiyanis Abdul Rahman (Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre) and Justin Anak Martin (Kuching Regional Centre), and receptionist Rosnidah Ramli (KLRC).
The event held at the G Hotel culminated with the main lucky draw prizes – out of a total 52 prizes – picked by WOU Board of Governors Chairman Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon. The first prize, a 40-inch LED television, went to HR Manager Sharizal Inche Mohamed, the second prize, a mobile phone, to Tham Mei Eian (Finance), the third, a mini bar, to Bernadict Benter Anak Tinjim (KCRC), and fourth, a Samsung Galaxy Tab A, to Thanaraj Thongamaney (JBRC).