TWENTY-NINE alumni of Penang Chinese Girls’ School (PCGS) who have made a big impact to the community locally and abroad will be inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame during its Centennial Celebrations in March next year.
PCGS Union president Oon Phei Ti said the list covered a good spread of alumni currently based in different regions of the world, including Malaysia, Singapore, United States, United Kingdom, the Philippines, China and Hong Kong.
She said after a century of educating and nurturing young minds, PCGS had produced many alumni who were successful and well accomplished in their respective fields.
“The selected inductees are outstanding PCGS alumni who have made significant contributions to the community through their outstanding work and achievements.
“Their success stories show the educational values and culture that are unique to PCGS, and ultimately, inspire more current and future batches of graduates to emulate the success of their accomplished seniors, ” she said during a press conference at G Hotel recently.
There are four schools under the umbrella institution of PCGS - Penang Chinese Girls’ High School, SJK (C) Perempuan Cina, Penang Chinese Girls’ Private High School and Penang Chinese Kindergarten.
Oon said the inductees were chosen based on five categories - ‘Academic and Professional’, ‘Arts, Culture and Sports’, ‘Entrepreneurship’, ‘Leadership and Management’ and ‘Social Service and Philanthropy’.
She said there were 78 nominations, before it was narrowed down to 29.
“The criteria are based on their accomplishments, personal influence, contribution to society and the influence gained from their alma mater as well as whether they still have contact with their school, ” she said, adding that the recognition also meant to appreciate the contributions of women.
Oon said the working committee placed great emphasis on an independent and high-calibre judging panel.
“We have a panel of 17 judges who are not from our schools. The independent judges reflect cross-section expertise from local and abroad, and also brought with them a wealth of knowledge and experience to a credible selection process.”
The three-day celebrations will be held from March 6 to 8 at the school premises, culminating in a grand dinner on March 8.
“We are expecting more than 6,000 people at the dinner.
“We believe the commemorative celebration will bring back some of the fondest memories of our alumni, of their beloved school and rekindle the pride, passion and tradition that they feel for their alma mater.
“These rekindled ties will inspire more elite alumni to contribute to the continuous and sustainable growth of their alma mater, which once provided them with the important foundation for their great success today, ” she said.
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