It was a proud day for students, parents and lecturers as IACT College celebrated its convocation on April 25th, 2015. Held at Eastin Hotel, Petaling Jaya, the 227 graduates from the Certificate in Communication Studies, Foundation in Media Studies, Diploma and Degree programmes in Communication, Advertising, Graphic Design, Multimedia and Broadcasting were splendid in their robes anticipating and celebrating a moment of relief on the completion of their studies.
Abigail Hua Pei Yi, IACT College 2015 valedictorian delivered an inspirational and poignant speech to fellow graduates in addressing the challenges of facing the real world after college.
“The end of our college experience merely marks the closing to a chapter in our lives. Live your life knowing you have potential to be the best that you can be and never let anyone tell you otherwise.”
“Never, ever regret your choices and feel like you’ve wasted your time because there’s always something to learn from everything you do, though you may encounter obstacles in your way, persevere for the greatness that you want to achieve.”
The 20 year old graphic design graduate who has won countless industry awards namely Kancil Student Award in Merit and Yahoo Malaysia Cili Padi Short Film Awards is now in a quest to explore herself by working on different professions and activities before pursuing her degree abroad next year.
“This year has been a fairly exciting self-discovery gap year; I am now freelancing as general manager at a student agency in Creactive, party planning, pastry making and volunteering.”
Executive Chairman Chew Su Ann and Chief Executive Officer Jason Chin Siow Khim, officiated the ceremony while this year’s keynote address privilege was given to Goh Peng Ooi, Founder and Group Executive Chairman, Silverlake Axis Ltd.
Alongside Abigail, six other graduates, Lim Fang Liang, Chuang Xin Yi, Loh Wei Ting, Lim Teck Lai, Khalil Majeed bin Iqbal Hamid and Rachel Low Chia Ern were also awarded by the industry for their remarkable achievements in their creative study fields. The sponsors for the awards are Silverlake AXIS Ltd, Star Publications (M) Bhd, POS AD Sdn Bhd, Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Bhd, Southern Lion Sdn Bhd, University of Hertfordshire and University of Sunderland.
IACT College graduates proudly waiving their diplomas and degree certificates during the College’s inaugural convocation.
Ms Lydia Wang, General Manager for Advertising and Business Development from Star Publications (M) Berhad awarded Lim Teck Lai for the Star Award, Best in Public Relations.