Varsity alumnus bags award for saving a life

Prof Zabidi (holding award) and senior management at the Putra Aria Brand award ceremony.

AN ALUMNUS of the University of Cyberjaya’s Faculty of Pharmacy has been presented a prestigious award for his courageous intervention during a medical emergency.

Muhammad Aqief Mohd Bahaudin, a provisionally registered pharmacist at the Alpro Pharmacy in Seremban, Negri Sembilan, received the Alpro Kaizen Warrior Award for his swift action of applying his academic training to save a life.

He was at a cafe when a sudden medical emergency unfolded after a patron collapsed from a heart attack.

Without hesitation, Muhammad Aqief leapt into action to administer life-saving aid.

The celebration of Muhammad Aqief’s heroic act coincided with another moment of pride for the University of Cyberjaya, as it recently secured the Bronze Award in the prestigious Putra Aria Brand Awards.

Vice-chancellor Prof Dr Zabidi Hussin said the university was dedicated to shaping the future through quality education and continuous improvement.Muhammad Aqief with his Alpro Kaizen Warrior award.Muhammad Aqief with his Alpro Kaizen Warrior award.

The Putra Aria Brand Awards, established to celebrate outstanding brands across various sectors, witnessed an extensive survey process that involved the active participation of over 11,000 respondents.

The eight-week-long survey, conducted from September to October 2023, saw respondents voluntarily engaging with ads published on 62 websites.

The criteria for evaluating brands were comprehensive, reflecting the respondents’ perceptions and experiences.

The University of Cyberjaya competed in the Education and Learning category, encompassing universities, private schools, colleges and correspondence courses.

Overall, the recognition of Muhammad Aqief’s heroic act and the university’s achievement in the Putra Aria Brand Awards exemplify the symbiotic relationship between academic excellence and real-world impact.

His actions not only saved a life but also exemplified the values of leadership and service instilled by the University of Cyberjaya.

Equipped not only with pharmaceutical knowledge but also with the values of empathy and quick thinking, Muhammad Aqief’s academic training played a crucial role in his heroic act.

His actions also exemplify the university’s mission of producing compassionate leaders who actively contribute to society, said Prof Zabidi.

Alpro Pharmacy, recognising the extraordinary nature of Muhammad Aqief’s intervention, honoured him with the Kaizen Warrior Award.

This accolade underscored the transformative power of education and the profound impact of individuals who embody its principles.

As the University of Cyberjaya celebrated Muhammad Aqief’s achievement, it reaffirms its commitment to nurturing future generations of changemakers.

His story serves as an inspiration to current and future students, reminding them that with knowledge, courage and a commitment to service, they too can make a profound difference in the world.

Prof Zabidi said University of Cyberjaya students were empowered to become catalysts for positive change in society.

Under the guidance of dedicated faculty members and through innovative programmes, students are encouraged to think critically, challenge norms, and develop solutions to complex issues, he added.

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