Faculty members honoured at Nanyang Awards Ceremony

By Shabana Begum

Dr Mark Cenite, Associate Chair of WKWSCI, received the Nanyang Education Award, and was also named Educator of the Year.                         PHOTO COURTESY OF WKWSCI

Dr Mark Cenite, Associate Chair of WKWSCI, received the Nanyang Education Award, and was also named Educator of the Year. PHOTO COURTESY OF WKWSCI

MORE than 20 faculty members received the Nanyang Education Award last month at the Nanyang Awards Ceremony, in recognition of their effective teaching methods and concern for students’ learning.

The Nanyang Education Award, which has been given out for the past 22 years, is the highest honour conferred by the University to academic staff.

The Nanyang Education Award (University – Gold) was given to Dr Mark Cenite, Associate Chair of the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI). Dr Cenite was also named Educator of the Year.

Professor Ong Yew Soon from the School of Computer Science and Engineering, and Associate Professor Tan Joo Seng from the Nanyang Business School both received the Nanyang Education Awards (University – Silver).

Staff members and students were also recognised for their service and humanitarian work.

Five faculty members received the Nanyang Education Award (College), while 20 faculty members received the Nanyang Education Award at the School level.

Humanitarian Work awards were given to EcoVenture 2016, an annual youth overseas community involvement programme by the Earthlink Club, as well as Familiar Strangers, a communications campaign by former WKWSCI students.

The team behind EcoVenture 2016 installed solar panel systems at primary schools in northern Laos. Familiar Strangers was launched last year by a team of final-year WKWSCI students, showcasing the stories of low-wage migrant workers.