The long awaited moment finally arrived on 12th May 2018. University College of Yayasan Pahang (UCYP) Convocation 2018 was held at The Zenith Hotel, Kuantan.The convocation was attended by YH Prof. Dato’ Dr. Abdul Monir Bin Yaacob, Vice Chairman, UCYP Board of Director, along with 1200 guests including graduates, parents and guests from industries. A total of 200 students graduated during UCYP Convocation 2018.
Pahang Chief Minister Award was awarded to Natasha Khairun Nisya AlQasasy binti Mohamed Sufee. She is a Bachelor of Shari’a (Economic & Islamic Banking) student from Academic of Islamic Studies & Arabic Language. She was actively involved as Deputy Chief of Academic and Intellectual Bureau of Batch DNA, and also participated in activities organized by the college. She was also awarded with Anugerah Kecemerlangan Pelajar Mumtaz SeJordan 2016. Despite of all activities, she managed to maintain her CGPA, hence awarded with Pahang Chief Minister Award. She received a cash prize, certificate and G-Shock watch.
Other award recipient was Wan Mohamad Aimi Bin Wan Rusly, who received UCYP Special Award. The Diploma in Tourism Management student from Faculty of Creative Arts, Heritage & Tourism was awarded due to his outstanding performance in academic as well as in extra co-curriculur activities. He participated in numerous national and international competitions such as ASEAN Quizzes 2015/16 and International Student Assessment program.
“Congratulations to all graduates. This is a stepping stone for you towards better future. I wish you well and enjoy your working life,” said YH Dato’ Norhishamuddin Yaacob, UCYP Managing Director. He also stated that, with a new upgraded status, UCYP will keep on striving and producing excellent graduates that meet the current needs.
“Today, 313 graduates will receive their scrolls. Congratulations on your convocation. Do well and make your parents and the country proud,” said YH Prof. Dato’ Dr. Abdul Monir Bin Yaacob, Vice Chairman, UCYP Board of Director.
In conjunction with UCYP Convocation 2018, UCYP Launching Ceremony was held on the same day. It was announced by YH Prof. Dato’ Dr. Hj. Ahmad Bin Hj. Zainuddin, UCYP Board of Directors and officiated by YH Prof. Dato’ Dr. Abdul Monir Bin Yaacob, Vice Chairman, UCYP Board of Director.
“Now, we are officially a University College. UCYP will be an institution for everyone despite their races, religions or culture. Let us work towards building up a multiracial-multinational UCYP!” said YH Dato’ Norhishamuddin Yaacob, UCYP Managing Director.
“I would like to congratulate UCYP for the upgraded status. A lot of rebranding is being made. That includes changing the medium language of teaching and learning to fully English. UCYP vision, ‘Internationalizing the Society’, will bring the institution to the next level and in par with other international institutions,” said YH Prof. Dato’ Dr. Abdul Monir Bin Yaacob, Vice Chairman, UCYP Board of Director.
The guest was entertained with splendid orchestra performances by SM Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah (SEMSAS) students. Apart from that, there were also performances by UCYP Choir Team, led by UCYP Ambassaador, Trisya Azman and Emeer Iskandar, and multiracial drum performances. To make the ceremony more memorable, in conjunctions with Mother’s Day on 13th May 2018, the graduates expressed their love to their mothers with well wishes.