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Graduations / Alumni NewsAlumni are encouraged to share news of their academic and other advancement. Email us - Registry at vancouveruniversity.edu (Below public [ by permission] transcript references are from the Table at C3). See also, intermittently below, photos of some past Convocations. Alumni Association. The worldwide Vancouver University Alumni Association (Singapore) is recognized by, and registered with, the Government of Singapore. All (worldwide) alumni are entitled to be associate members. (Under Singapore law, alumni resident in Singapore are - there - the formal full members, managing the Association on behalf of all (worldwide) alumni. Our Singapore alumni are a proactive group. With the approval of our university Board, a group of Singapore alumni are - with CPPD - facilitating the launching of a Chartered Wealth Manager (CWM) qualification, in association with the American Association of Financial Management (AAFM). AAFM is a graduate professional body which recognizes our Singapore financial management MBA graduates. We expect that our CWM qualification will be endorsed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). Our financial services MBA in Singapore is already endorsed by the Life Insurers Association of Singapore. To join the Alumni Association (Singapore), contact Dr. B. C. Ghosh [bcghosh @ singnet.com.sg], Dean of the South Asia and Pacific Islands region of worldwide Vancouver University. Alumni News : Canadian alumnus, and long-serving faculty member at Brandon University, Garry Nicol PhD has retired. He continues his pioneering concern for aboriginal education. One of our Salish/Musqueam (First Nations) graduates in Early Childhood Education, Tammy Harkey, is managing a home-learning program reaching out to aboriginal families. Tammy's degree was co-signed by onetime BC Premier Rita Johnston who for many years was our Honourary Governor (i.e., chancellor) and was awarded our honourary doctorate. See photos at the bottom of this webpage. American alumnus Gene Bruno is now dean of academics at Huntington College (TN). Canadian (BC) alumnus Janice Arsenault is now a government social worker in Alberta. Nepal graduates Sujan Neupane and Bimal Shrestha have been accepted into MBA programs in India. Bibhu Sharma has been appointed marketing manager at Emcit Heavy Industries Ltd. Surya Man Rai has secured employment in hydropower engineering. Bal Bahadur Thapa and Damodar Khatiwada are now teaching information technology. Singapore Regional Convocation 2005
(Left-right: Minister Chan, Josephine Ho, Dr. Ghosh, Paul Chan)
More of Convocation (scroll down at the linked site)
And more...Singapore 2005
(Left to right: Emma Tan - POD registrar, and from Vancouver: Likuan Tham, Dr. Rodgers, Rowena Koh) Su Korbitz wrote in 2005 to say "I thought I would let you know how helpful your program has been to me. We used to live in an extremly remote part of Colorado. It was rather difficult to travel to the closest four year college, raise a family, work, etc. Through your program, I was able to pool all the classes I had taken over the years for a bachelors degree, then my alternate teaching certificate and finally, this year, a professional teaching certificate. Thank you." Mark Korbitz also has our degree - a Master in physical geography. Anthony Ralston (ref O), now Educational Technology Coordinator, College of New Caledonia, Prince George BC, has been accepted into the Deakin University (Australia) Master program in on-line learning. Recent Vancouver University Worldwide students at Pakistan college Cosqmiq Institute of Technology have been accepted into further studies at Australian, UK, and American universities. They include Shaharyar Pasha, Georgia Institute of Technology; Saad Inam, Hertfordshire University; and Shujaat Bhatti and Ali Ahmed Gondal, both to Australia. Some 2004 Member Colleges Convocations
July 24 IFPAS and POD (Joint Convocation)
May 24 MIL-COM Business College June - Dec 2003 reports include that Maria E. Garcia (ref M) has been positively evaluated by WES.org to AMS in certification context, and Judilyn M. Powers (ref P) from our bachelor degree to National University where she is now proceeding to a master in psychology. Rick Gentillalli (ref R), who was accepted by AIU after award of our bachelor degree, completed AIU's M.Ed in instructional technology in December. Congratulations! Northern California grad Debbie Cogle (ref F) was not able to attend the June 23rd 03 mini-Convocation at Redding California to receive her M.Ed. degree parchment - she was away training other teachers in the California Governor's Reading Institute. Ember Swan (ref G) received her M.Ed. and Janet Anderson her B.G.S. Congratulations to Ember, Debbie, and Janet. June 23rd 2003 - The mini-Convocation at Redding was attended by current and other past area graduates. Mostly working for Redding area public school districts, they completed Vancouver University Worldwide undergraduate or graduate degrees in Education, Administration, and General Studies. Vancouver University president Dr Raymond Spencer Rodgers and Registrar Li-kuan Tham attended. A reception was generously hosted by Bruce and Bridget Chicoine (B.G.S.). Guests of Honour were former District Superintendent Dr Mike McLaughlin and incumbent Superintendent Dr Renae Dreier. Friends and family members also attended. Dr Rodgers went to Redding following a meeting in San Francisco of the AAUA.org Board, of which he is a member. May 17th 2003 - A regional Convocation was held in Singapore with two member colleges CPPD-IPFAS and Innotech ASME INSEND.
94 participants received undergraduate and graduate degrees.
The Singapore Parliamentary Secretary for Education & Manpower Hawazi Daipi was Guest of Honour. Also attending on the platform was the Deputy High Commissioner of Malaysia and other diplomatic representatives, distinguished guests, senior administrators, and representative faculty. More images 1 2 3 Some past convocation photos. Top right: Val Anderson MLA, attending on behalf of the BC Liberal Caucus, and former BC Premier Rita Johnston, then long-standing Honourary Governor (i.e., chancellor). Middle: Wilf Hurd (seated and facing) - then MLA and Opposition Critic for Advanced Education, representing the BC Liberals and likewise co-signing our degree parchments as Guest of Honour.