DISTED College Penang graduate Wong Shu Wen, 21, always believed in getting her priorities right.
The Diploma in Business Studies hol-der spoke on behalf of her coursemates at the college’s 24th Graduation Ceremo-ny.
She received the Best Graduate Prize from the University of Tasmania for her academic achievements.
As an only child, her philosophy was to study hard and study smart.
The eloquent girl also advised her peers to be ready for the challenges that lie ahead, recognise their talents, strengths and weaknesses, and turn their hopes and dreams into reality.
Wong said this after the ceremony at the St Giles Wembley Hotel recently.
Meanwhile, Looi Kah Mei, 23, who obtained her BA (Hons) in International Business Management, said action needed to speak louder than words.
“It is due to my perseverance, hard work and determination that I am where I am today,” she said.
She added that one should never let others dictate what one should do.
“One must believe in himself or he will never know how far one can go,” she said.
Some 300 students were conferred their diplomas and degrees in various disciplines with 34 of them receiving Disted awards including the Sports Excellence Award and Special Scholarship Award.
Among those who graduated were international students from Thailand, Indonesia, Korea, France and Nepal.
Since its establishment in 1987, Disted has produced close to 4,000 graduates meeting the employment needs of the industry.
The college has awarded over RM6mil in various awards and scholarships benefitting more than 2,000 students.