Thursday, January 31, 2008

American Universities Alumni Malaysia's 30th Anniversary Dinner

American Universities Alumni Malaysia (AUAM), which I am the Honorary Secretary, organized our 30th Anniversary Celebratory Dinner on 16th December 2007. Below is the report quoted from Study Guardian December 2007 Issue . To view photos and videos of the event, please go to the link above.


The American Universities Alumni Malaysia (AUAM) held its 30th Anniversary Dinner celebration at the Crowne Plaza Mutiara Hotel Kuala Lumpur on 16 December 2007.
The event was graced by Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Raja Muda Perak Darul Ridzuan, Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah Ibni Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah and Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Raja Puan Besar Perak Darul Ridzuan, Tuanku Zara Salim. Also present was H.E. James Keith, US Ambassador to Malaysia.

The 30th Anniversary Dinner marked an important milestone for AUAM since its establishment. In conjunction with the momentous occasion, AUAM presented several ‘Outstanding American AlumnusAwards’ (OAAA) that night. The OAAA is the highest level ofrecognition and honour accorded by the AmericanUniversities Alumni fraternity to leading personalities for achieving outstanding entrepreneurial skills and leadership excellence in different industries.

Among the recipients was Y. Bhg. Dato’ Seri Professor DrIbrahim Abu Shah, Vice Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM). Dato’ Seri Professor DrIbrahim obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Master in Sociology atOhio University, USA and later pursued a PhD in Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, USA. His contribution in the field of education has been tremendous, particularly in steering UiTMtowards becoming a premier university of outstanding scholarship and producing human capital of high caliber.

Another recipient of the OAAA was Y. Bhg. Dato’ Sri Tay Ah Lek, Managing Director of Public Bank. Dato’ Sri Tay also holds the position of Director in Public Bank, other companies in the Public Bank Group, as well as Cagamas, ASEAN Finance Corporation Ltd and Financial Mediation Bureau. He was President of the Harvard Business School Alumni Club of Malaysia and has been honoured by the club for his contributions to the banking industry. Dato’ Sri Tay attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School, Boston and obtained an MBA from Henley, UK.

American Universities Alumni Malaysia (AUAM) is a non-profit organisation established in 1977. AUAM opens its membership to all who have attended college or university in the United States, or those who have been awarded American degrees through programmes conducted in Malaysia.

The main objectives of the association are to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas, organisation of educational and social activities, and the promotion of international understanding and goodwill.

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