On 11 January, City University Malaysia's 2019 Convention Convocation Ceremony took place at the Merdeka Hall, Putra World Trade Center (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur.
A hall filled with accomplishments of 725 graduates and it's a mark of their graduation. A total of 77 City School graduates topped the list with the Faculty of Business recording a maximum of 149 graduates.
The ceremony began with a keynote address by Pro-Chancellor, Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Datuk Dr Nik Mustapha R Abdullah who subsequently presented the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) graduate degree, bachelor and diploma. The 2019 Academic Excellence Award was also given to selected graduates representing different programs.
New Year, new excitement. Introducing some recent significant awards, including industry award in regards student's global achievement which have been continuously reflecting the great with the institution. This award is an appreciation for the top students for their blood, sweat, and tears in achieving their dreams while bringing City University of Malaysia name to be introduced all around the nation.
The ceremony was filled with emotional accomplishment, appreciation and some emotional lost too. A representative from one of the students who achieved industry award "Sharifah Binti Mohamad" also mentioned that she appreciates the support and opportunity that had been given by City University and with that, she's able to compete with other countries in upcoming Asia Young Designer Award 2020. During her inspirational speech, she shed tears as she delivered her words of wisdom to graduates and her appreciation to both of her parents.
Emotional scenes took place during posthumous award where the award was given to the family of late graduates as a symbol of appreciation for all the hard work, dedication, passion, the contribution they gave to this beloved university. It touches people's heart and made hundreds attached to the same dreams and goals. They have inspired others to have the same objectives and never stop contributing with an open heart. They have become a symbol of hope for others to go on and keep making their parents proud of who they are.
A fancy celebration won't be complete without professional musical entertainment. A choir group of City University brings joy and pride to guests, VIPs and newcomers with their lovingly top-notch vocals and performance for the first time in this institution history. Alongside, Sahri of Akademi Fantasia 1 together contributes his ballad vocal skills in singing "You Raise Me Up" by Josh Groban.
Hence, to lighten up this prestige 2019 Convocation Ceremony. City University Of Malaysia will introduce to the world it's first-ever official anthem and will carry by the choir group to perform it's musical with pride.
The ceremony was attended by the presence of Universiti Malaysia Chairman Datuk Mohamed Zaini Amran, Board of Directors Tan Sri Omar Ibrahim and Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Datuk Dr Nik Mustapha R Abdullah, Executive Director Datin Rohaidah Shaari and Vice-Chancellor Professor Noridah Ibrahim.
May this Convocation ceremony will be the most memorable one yet for all our graduates. Congratulations to all of you and we wish the best for your future endeavours.
By Puteri Nuraqidah Abdul Razak
14th January 2020