TODAY (April 12) marks a proud and special occasion for Han Chiang and every ‘’Han Chiangite’’ as this fast growing education institution group launches its 100 Years of Excellence’s celebration.
The Han Chiang University College of Communication (HCUC)’s auditorium in Jalan Lim Lean Teng, Penang, where this momentous occasion was held, was full house.
Penang Han Chiang Associated Chinese Schools Association Board of Directors Executive Advisor cum HCUC Chancellor, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Tan Kok Ping officiated the event. He was accompanied by Board Chairman Dato’ Seri Ooi Soo Hing.
Also present were the board of directors honorary advisor Dato’ Seri Ng Tee Soo, vice-chairmen Dato’ Seri Hong Yeam Wah and Mr Lee Joo Ping, honorary secretary Datuk Tan Hiang Joo, assistant honorary secretaries Dato’ Tan Soo Nam and Mr Ooi Hooi Hiong, honorary treasurer Dato’ Lim Kooi Ting, assistant honorary treasurer Mr Khoo Choon Aun and HCUC vice-chancellor Dr Beh Kok Hooi.
Han Chiang comprises Han Chiang Primary School, Han Chiang High School and Han Chiang University College of Communication (HCUC).
HanChiang100, a mobile app for the centennial celebrations, was also launched during the event. HanChiang100 is a platform to provide insightful information about the history of Han Chiang and the events which had occurred for the past 100 years, leading to where it is today.
Users, especially the students and staff of Han Chiang, as well as its alumni are also able to gain access to the upcoming events which will take place throughout the year.
The app is fully developed by a team of lecturers from HCUC’s School of Applied Creative Arts and Design, from the initial phase of designing the user interface to the prototyping stage. The content development of the app is also supported by HCUC’s Chinese Heritage Centre as well as other academic staff.
In his speech at the launching ceremony, Dato’ Seri Ooi said Han Chiang has marked a legacy in providing quality education to the Penang community and those in northern Malaysia since its founding in 1919.
Dato Ooi said as they embark on the next chapter, the commitment of Han Chiang to provide excellent education is stronger than ever, and their goals have to be even bolder, more inspiring and visionary.
In the following months, there will be a series of events and activities organised by Han Chiang Primary School, Han Chiang High School, Han Chiang University College of Communication (HCUC) as well as Han Chiang Alumni Association.
Some of the main highlights include the Han Chiang 100th Anniversary Celebration Centennial Parade in July, as well as the Opening Ceremony of Han Chiang Centennial Celebration and Gala Dinner in October this year.
More information will be available in the HanChiang100 app, which is available for download on Android devices. The iOS version will be available by May.