SHE is a familiar face for viewers who tune in to Sistem Televisyen Malaysia Bhd's (TV3) Nightline news at midnight.
Shukreen Ma Pin Nasir Ma Lee, a part-time TV3 English news presenter since Aug 2003, was one of 1,100 HELP University College (HELP) graduates who were conferred their degrees by Higher Education Minister Datuk Dr Shafie Mohd Salleh in a recent ceremony.
Currently a public relations executive with a public relations and communication consultancy firm, Shukreen proved she could handle both academics and co-curricular activities when she distinguished herself in both fields.
She graduated cum laude (distinction) with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Communication from Upper Iowa University.
An active student who participated in many community service events including representing the institution in swimming competitions, she was also HELP's American Degree Programme students' council president and editor-in-chief of the newsletter The American Flyer.
She was awarded the Pyramid Award which recognises students who have contributed to the college community in extra-curricular activities, and exhibited leadership and organisational skills.
“I plan to do a Master's degree in corporate social responsibility at a later time,” said the versatile all-rounder.
Top student Ding Ling, who hails from China, was presented the Tan Sri Datuk Paduka Dr Saleha Outstanding Award for her excellent academic performance.
Ding graduated with a first-class honours degree in accounting and finance from the University of London.
“My motto is to never give up. Success is always waiting as long as one is willing to go the extra mile,” she said.
Ding will be pursuing her Master's degree at the London School of Economics in Sept.
Congratulating the graduates, HELP's executive chairman Tan Sri Saleha Mohd Ali said: “Today's convocation is about success – success which is the result of many years of commitment and hard work.”
“At HELP, we incorporate value-centred learning experiences which include opportunities to develop social and leadership skills. In this way, we prepare students to meet the challenges of the complex modern world,” she said.
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