Datuk Dr Tan Chik Heok (fifth from right), receiving the mock cheque of RM20,000 as donation to TARC Education Foundation from members of Class of 1979 who are accompanied by representatives from CIMA and staff of TAR UC.
Datuk Dr Tan Chik Heok presenting his opening speech
Mr Christopher SC Chan addressing the audience
Mr Christopher SC Chan (second from left) presenting the mock cheque for the CIMA grant to Ms Wong Hwa Kiong (second from right), Dean of FAFB as Datuk Dr Tan Chik Heok (centre), Ms Yeo Liu Choo (rightmost), Associate Dean of Accountancy, FAFB and Ms Josephine Chan (leftmost), sister of Mr Christopher SC Chan look on.
Panel members of the forum posing for a group photograph before the start of the forum (from left to right): Mr David Ng Boon Swee, Mr Ho Sook Wah, Mr Christopher SC Chan, Mr Yeo Tek Ling, Mr Law Kong Yee and Ms Gina Lim.
Mr Christopher SC Chan, a successful alumnus of TAR UC recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (‘MoU’) with TAR UC to set up the Christopher SC Chan Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (‘CIMA’) Grant amounting to RM100,000. The purpose of this grant is to encourage TAR UC students to pursue their professional qualification from CIMA, the world’s largest professional body of management accountants. The MoU signing ceremony was held on 21 July 2017 at the Auditorium in the Kuala Lumpur Main Campus. Datuk Dr Tan Chik Heok, President of TAR UC, together with senior management of TAR UC were present at the ceremony.
“Our accounting graduates have been consistently proven to be valued employees, where many of them have made their marks in the profession and industry and are successful corporate and professional leaders and many more have become successful entrepreneurs locally and abroad. We take pride in our students and alumni success and we are extremely proud of them. We are also blessed with the continuous support from our successful alumni who have always remembered their alma mater, and have returned to give back to their alma mater for the development of this institution and its students,” Datuk Dr Tan said in his opening speech.
Apart from this, in his speech to the audience, Mr Christopher SC Chan shared the reasons for him to set up this grant especially for TAR UC students. “I am setting up this grant with the objective that TAR UC students will discover more about a professional qualification from CIMA. As a holder of CIMA’s professional qualification myself, I find that CIMA’s professional qualification is all-encompassing as it covers a wide range of fields such as organisational studies and even IT. It opens up many doors of opportunities and understanding in the dynamic corporate world and is a good starting point for one’s career. As such, through this grant, I am able to give opportunities to the younger generation to also pursue and own a professional qualification from CIMA,” he shared.
At the same ceremony, Mr Christopher SC Chan together with 19 members of Class of 1979 from the School of Business Studies (now known as the Faculty of Accountancy, Finance and Business (‘FAFB’)) donated RM20,000 to TARC Education Foundation for the construction of the Student Centre. The group presented the mock cheque to Datuk Dr Tan who received it on behalf of TARC Education Foundation. Then, a special forum was held for the benefit of students from FAFB who attended the ceremony. The participants of the panel in the forum were members of Class of 1979 which included Mr Christopher SC Chan, Ms Gina Lim, Mr David Ng Boon Swee, Mr Law Kong Yee and Mr Ho Sook Wah while Mr Yeo Tek Ling who is from CIMA was the moderator of the forum. The forum delved into their 40 years of experience since graduating from the then TAR College.