CES 11th Graduation

CES 11th Graduation and Outstanding Student Award Ceremony
Chhay Daroth (UCSS)

The Center for English Studies (CES) held its 11th Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at UC Conference Center. The ceremony was honoured by UC President H.E. Dr. Kao Kim Hourn, Dr. Angus Munro (Vice-President for Academic Affairs), Mrs. Por Malis (Vice-President for Operations) and Mr. Pay Chheng How (CES Director). The Guest-of-Honour was Lok Chumteav Khem Rany (President, SEA-TV).

During his welcoming remarks, Mr. Pay Chheng How reported that 229 students had qualified for this 11th graduation, of whom five had outstanding grades. He also reviewed the history of CES: since the first CES graduation ceremony in March 2008, a total of 2,220 students have successfully completed the program.

After a congratulatory speech by Dr. Kao, Miss Rom Molyka, an outstanding CES graduate, spoke on behalf of all current CES graduates. “I would like to express my gratitude to our knowledgeable, skillful, and experienced CES Director and instructors, who have been trying their best to educate and encourage us to be good students and good citizens in society”, said Molyka. “Throughout the program, we have improved our speaking, listening, writing and reading skills as well as our ability to become involved in cross-cultural communications.”

“By improving ourselves, we improve the world,” she added. “We confirm that we will follow the brilliant example set out for us by H.E. Dr. Kao Kim Hourn, UC President, for our nation's benefit.” She also expressed her deep gratitude to her parents for their support and advice.

Finally, Dr. Kao and Dr. Munro conferred certificates to the students and awarded Certificates of Recognition to the five most outstanding ones for their academic excellence.
(Eighth Annual Graduation- Continued from page 3)
Top: H.E. Dr. Kao Kim Hourn delivers a welcoming speech. Bottom: H.E. Dr. Kao Kim Hourn surrounded by UC graduates after the end of the graduation ceremony.