Taylor’s American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP) celebrated its Silver Anniversary this year. This momentous event was held on the 3rd of July 2021 and launched by His Excellency Brian D. McFeeters, Ambassador, U.S, Malaysia and Dato’ Loy Teik Ngan, Executive Chairman, Taylor’s Education Group’s in the presence of the leadership team of Taylor’s University. More than 300 guests comprising alumni from all over the world, current students, ex and current staff as well as university representatives were in attendance.
The virtual celebration to commemorate this joyous occasion featured prominent speeches, warm congratulatory messages, stellar alumni performances, and a video montage reminiscing the past 25 years. The theme for the day was ‘Dreams’ and the two emcees set the perfect pace for the celebration with much energy and enthusiasm throughout. They effortlessly led the guests through the program celebrating ADP’s journey from the “Beginning of the Dream” right up to “Sustaining the Dreams into the Future”.
The celebration kicked off with speeches by Executive Chairman, Dato’ Loy Teik Ngan and His Excellency Brian D. McFeeters. Dato’ Loy spoke about his admiration for the broad-based holistic education offered at U.S universities, and how his dreams to one day introduce the Liberal Arts education in Malaysia had resulted in Taylor’s Liberal Arts Education being the first to be offered in Malaysia. Ambassador McFeeters, in his speech, shared his vision and commitment to maintain strong ties with Taylor’s ADP in order to ensure that its students are able to access a high-quality education, with the best of both worlds during their academic pursuits in Malaysia and the United States of America. He was happy to be part of the celebration and encouraged returning students to continue to stay connected with the Embassy.
Following these inspiring speeches, Associate Professor Dr. Anindita Dasgupta, Head of School, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences took the participants down memory lane while sharing videos to ‘relive’ happy memories and important milestones. One of the highlights of this journey was a live message from the first Program Director of ADP and video messages from the pioneer lecturers and alumni. The event was made more memorable with brilliant musical performances by alumni and students. The joyous occasion ended with alumni gatherings in breakout rooms which lasted way into the afternoon. It was indeed a successful event and every guest in attendance was presented with an e-souvenir to commemorate the occasion.