10 Oct 2018
It wasn’t just the graduating class that took the limelight at the recent SIM-University of Stirling Graduation Ceremony on 4 October 2018.
The spotlight also fell on Dr Lee Kwok Cheong, Chief Executive Officer of SIM Holdings, who was conferred an honorary doctorate by the University of Stirling in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the IT industry and education sector in Singapore. Widely recognised as an IT business innovator best known for his achievements in transforming Singapore from the 1980s into the IT-efficient nation it is today, Dr Lee is also a leader in creating global learning opportunities for a diverse mix of students.
Another feather in the cap - Dr Lee also holds honorary degrees from RMIT University and the University of London.
In receiving the award and reflecting on his own career journey, Dr Lee took the opportunity to encourage the graduates to ‘stay open for unexpected new doors’.
Adding on, Mr Ronald Tan, Executive Director of SIM, advised the graduates to possess ‘uncompromising integrity’ as the most critical value necessary to navigate today’s world of volatility and ambiguity.
Professor Gerry McCormac, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Stirling, shared that in today’s Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity (VUCA) business environment, one needs to be a visionary and a lifelong learner. He cited American business magnate Henry Ford, 'Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.'
The Grand Finale! These 59 graduates join more than 400 alumni from the SIM-University of Stirling partnership since 2011.
The Scottish saying ‘Gie it laldy!’, meaning ‘give it all you’ve got’.