Congratulations, YOU HAVE GRADUATED! KDU’s Class of 2012 graduates tossed their hats as they mark another milestone at KDU Penang’s 19th Academic Convocation Among the proud graduates who were walking into the red carpet to receive their scrolls was Loo Jian Wen a student with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder syndrome who turned his disabilities into strength and successfully completed the popular KDU Diploma in Mass Communication programme. He will continue to live his dream to become a Public Relations professional as he also has received full scholarship from SHELL to pursue the KDU –UNN Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Communications and Public Relations which is a collaborative programme with Northumbria University, UK. Another student, Gan Yee Loong who was a scholarship recipient of the Star Education Fund, also graduated with pride cuddling the KDU Diploma in Graphic Design. His achievement was extra special as despite being hearing-impaired, he overcame his learning difficulties to be as good as the rest of his course mates by being hard working. Stating with satisfaction, he said “I am thankful to The Star and KDU for giving me this opportunity as I am now a graduate in Diploma in Graphic Design”. The main graduation ceremony also saw Valedictorian Khor Ying Jia who graduated with Bachelor of Arts International Hotel & Tourism Management 3+0 in Collaboration with International Hotel & Management Institute (IMI), Lucerne, Switzerland and Lim Seong Peng who graduated with B. Eng (Hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering sharing a few words of wisdom and encouragement as well as their favorite college times with the convocation attendants and their fellow graduates. Both received the Valedictorian Award for their all round excellence in their academic pursuit.