University appreciation for long-serving staff

Twenty-eight staff of Wawasan Open University were honoured with long service awards during a simple ceremony held at the main campus today.

On hand to present the 10-year service award was WOU Board of Governors member Tan Sri Dr Chin Fook Weng while doing the honours for the 5-year service award was Acting Vice Chancellor Prof Zoraini Wati Abas.

Prof Zoraini welcoming staff to the event.

Prof Zoraini welcoming staff to the event.

Leading the charge for 10 years of faithful, dedicated service from the Operations units were Human Resource Manager Sharizal Inche Mohamed and ITS Infrastructure Support Manager Khor Kok Yeow.

On the academic front were School of Business & Administration (SBA) Senior Lecturers Yap Li Lian and Chong Fook Suan. The others from the academic side were outgoing School of Humanities & Social Sciences Lecturer Kevin Tan Pooi Soo and SBA Administrative Executive Goh Pei Ling.

From academic support, there were Senior Assistant Registrar Gomathi Chandrasekaran, Educational Technology & Publishing (ETP) Senior Graphic Designer Valerie Ooi Lay Keat together with Senior Executives Koh Kah Ling and Yeap Hock Aun, Registry Officer Suraya Hashim and Assistant Library Supervisor Puvaneswary Raju.

Dr Chin (back row, centre, with glasses) with the 10-year service award recipients.

Dr Chin (back row, centre, with glasses) with the 10-year service award recipients.

The other 10-year recipients were Corporate Communications Assistant Manager Selvarani Suppiah, ITS Senior Application Support Analysts Ong Zie Ling and David Lim Tze Yoong, Senior Secretary (Chancellery) Cindy Tan Yin Tee, along with General Services & Administration (GSA)’s Technical Supervisor Balachandran Ponniah and Driver Kumara Maruthu.

Topping the 5-year service awards list were SBA Associate Professor Dr Balakrishnan Muniappan and Lecturer Lim Peng Keat, Finance Assistant Manager Kheng Bee Nar and Johor Bahru Regional Centre (JBRC) Assistant Manager Esther Grace.

Dr Chin and Prof Zoraini (5th and 4th from right) pose with the 5-year award recipients.

Dr Chin and Prof Zoraini (5th and 4th from right) pose with the 5-year award recipients.

Adding to this list from the main campus were ITS Senior Infrastructure Support Analyst Tang Jinq Hung, School of Education, Languages & Communications Senior Administrative Executive Milly Lim Siew Gaik, Marcom Customer Service Officer Marion Beatrice Pereira and GSA Technical Supervisor Hirwan Rimi.

At the Regional Centres, those honoured for five years of service were Senior Marketing & Admissions Executive Lim Lei Hung (Kuala Lumpur) and Marketing & Admissions Executive Valentina Tan Kim Eng (Johor Bahru).

Enjoying a delightful luncheon.

Enjoying a delightful luncheon.

All staff were feted to a sumptuous lunch of rice with chicken, mutton, egg, cucumber-pineapple dishes complemented with laksa, apam balik, ais kacang and juices following the award presentation.

Among those present were BoG members Dr Chin and Prof Emeritus Dato’ Dr Wong Tat Meng, Chief Operating Officer Yeong Sik Kheong, Chief Financial Officer Hew Thin Chay, Deans and Heads of Department.