The Commencement Ceremony is one of the major highlights of our students’ journey here with us at Taylor’s American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP) before transferring to their destination universities in the United States. After 2 years of perseverance and hard work amid the pandemic, we were now able to celebrate and congratulate our class of 2022 graduates physically at Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus. We celebrated the successful transition of 33 graduates from the four Majors at ADTP – Business, Engineering, Computer Science and Liberal Arts.
Apart from our own Malaysian students, the graduating class also comprised of international students from China, South Korea, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Yemen amongst others. The graduates’ destination universities included Purdue University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Michigan, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and many more. This monumental celebration was presided by the Head of Department of School of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Dr. Wan Puspa Melati Wan Abdul Halim and Programme Director of the American Degree Transfer Program, Dr. Loh Kah Heng.
Dr. Oh Ei Sun, the Chairman of KKIP Aerospace Training Center was the invited Commencement Speaker. The AmInvestment Bank Book Prize awards were presented to the recipients by Mr. Gan Kim Khoon, Executive Vice President & Head of Equity Markets from AmInvestment Bank Bhd. The award recipients were Poon Yan Cheng (Engineering), Lim Yi Yin (Liberal Arts), Lee Jie (Computer Science) and Raja Darshini A/P Rajamani (Business). These awards were granted to students who have exhibited academic excellence in the four respective Majors at ADTP. The Faculty Members, Alumni of ADTP and family members were all in attendance.
The students who showed outstanding academic capabilities after having completed approximately 30 credits or more at ADTP received the Honour of Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude and Cum Laude from Dr. Wan Puspa Melati. The ceremony ended with the traditional valedictorian speech by Erica Yeoh Shae-Ann, who received the Honour of Valedictorian Award for Class 2022.
The school was pleased to celebrate the graduates' success at Taylor’s ADTP and wishes them further achievements in their destination universities as well as in their future careers!