08 Oct 2016
A Joyous Celebration
Applause and cheers filled the ballroom as 60 graduates and 100 guests celebrated the 19th MDIS-Oklahoma City University Graduation graced by guest-of-honour Dr Chia Shi-Lu, Member of Parliament for Tanjong Pagar GRC.
Dr Chia in his address urged the cohort to remain ever-ready to exploit opportunities that appear at the workplace. He further added that those opportunities are for individuals to enhance creativity, acquire new skills and expand their professional networks. He closed with the quote “life is not a destination but a journey.”
Dr Eric Kuan, MDIS President, said in his speech: “a quality education will nurture the people’s talent and creativity, and contribute to the nation’s potential for achievement, making it a source of national competitive advantage”. He added that this in turn will add to the value chain, creating career growth and sustaining employment opportunities.
Benedict Lim Fang Jun, Gold winner of the outstanding academic achievement award said, “We must remember that, no matter how much life pushes us back, we must remind ourselves to move forward.” He quoted Martin Luther King Jr. who said: “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.”
Congratulations to all graduates!