Victoria University – Celebrating a Centenary of Opportunity 2016

On Saturday April 2, 2016, Victoria University Chancellor Mr. George Pappas AO, Vice Chancellor Professor Peter Dawkins, Victoria University Alumni Malaysia Advisor Puan Sri Datin Seri (Dr) Susan Cheah, Deputy Minister of Education YB Dato’ P. Kamalanathan, Senior Executive Director of Sunway University & Sunway Education Group Dr Elizabeth Lee, Victoria University Alumni Malaysia President Mr. Chua Teck Boon together with over 800 guests celebrated its Centenary Gala Dinner at Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa.

The evening begun with an opening speech from Mr. Chua Teck Boon, a welcome speech by Puan Sri Datin Seri (Dr) Susan Cheah followed by Vice Chancellor Professor Peter Dawkins. Guest of Honour, YB Dato’ P. Kamalanathan, the Deputy Minister of Education said “Victoria University and the Sunway Education Group have a strong collaboration in Malaysia which resulted in offering quality undergraduate and postgraduate ties between the two countries nurturing goodwill, friendship and mutual benefits.”

This Centenary Gala Dinner was held in conjunction with the introduction of Sunway’s Social Education Collaboration whereby RM1.9 Million has been raised and will go towards Sunway Education Group to provide scholarships to deserving students.

Besides the sumptuous dinner served, various performances such as The WOW Dancers, The Malaysian Dance and Cheongsam Parade had been arranged to entertain guests. There were also 10 females and males being crowned the Best Dressed Winners.

On a side note, to launch Victoria University’s Centenary year, Mr. George Pappas and Mrs Jill Pappas have earlier announced (in Melbourne) that they are to donate AUD1 Million over the next five years to support scholarships at Victoria University. Victoria University offers the highest number of Access and Equity scholarships of any tertiary institutions in Victoria.

We at The MAAC, would like to congratulate Victoria University for their century of success!