Posted 18 May 2011
Kuala Lumpur, 13 May, 2011 – UCSI University celebrated its 25th birthday in a private ceremony at its Kuala Lumpur Campus this morning as part of its 18 month long celebrations since January this year. The occasion not only marked its silver jubilee but also commemorated its founder, Datoâ€™ Peter Ng, as well as staff and students who had made the University to what it is today.
During the ceremony, UCSI University founder and chairman Datoâ€™ Peter Ng, together with his wife, Datin Lily Ng, the leadership team, and long-serving University staff members, cut a 2.5 meter long cake as a symbol of the Universityâ€™s 25 years of success.
Datoâ€™ Peter and Datin Lily then released an 18-foot wide, bright red balloon, to share the celebrations with its surrounding community. The blimp-shaped balloon also symbolises the Universityâ€™s upward climb to its milestone anniversary, as well as its plans to soar even higher in the future.
Also at the occasion to heighten the celebrative atmosphere was Fresco Harmonica Ensemble. Fresco was formed in 2006 by our very own UCSI University alumnus, Fresco Soon Hock Chuan, who graduated from the University with a diploma in contemporary music in 2007. It also includes fellow alumna Choong Seet Yee, who graduated with a degree in contemporary music in 2010.
The Group arose as champions for the â€˜Harmonica Groupâ€™ and â€˜Harmonica Duoâ€™ competitions held during the World Harmonica Festival in Trossingen, Germany in 2009, besides obtaining many others awards.
(From left) Evelyn Choong, Datin Lily, Dato’ Peter and Fresco Soon
*News from UCSI University official website