SINGAPORE, January 28, 2022 – Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) has received a donation of SGD50,000 from Mr Ang Yew Shen, a SUSS marketing graduate from the class of 2016. It is the largest donation made by SUSS alumni to date.
Named the Ang Yew Shen Study Award, SGD3,000 will be given annually to the most improved final year full-time School of Business student pursuing undergraduate education at SUSS.
Mr Ang, 33, works in the financial industry as a Director of Sales. Topping his class in 2013, he was a student orientation ambassador in the 2016 orientation sessions to help new students assimilate into SUSS. Mr Ang was also the graduate speaker at the 2016 Convocation and a recipient of the McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) Silver Award and the CAS Book Prize Award.
To mark the establishment of this study award, SUSS, represented by President Professor Cheong Hee Kiat, inked a Gift Agreement with Mr Ang today.
Professor Cheong said, “SUSS is thankful to Yew Shen for his generous donation. Our students will be encouraged that those who have gone before them have benefitted from their studies at SUSS and are coming back to support others financially on that same journey. We hope more alumni will follow in Yew Shen’s footsteps.”
Mr Ang said, “I am grateful that I made a choice back then to study in SUSS. I am grateful to my lecturers, who made learning fun, easy to comprehend, and how they provided a unique point of view from their industry experience. I appreciate how the curriculum was designed to challenge the students. I often tell people that my 4 years of part-time studies in SUSS was an important journey that contributed to my success today.”
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