The UTAR Ball 2015 organised by the Student Representative Council (SRC) Kampar Campus 2014/2015 was held at Kinta Riverfront Hotel, Ipoh on 12 July 2015.
Themed “Glamour Night”, the annual UTAR Ball was held for the first time in Ipoh and attended by over 250 students from both Kampar Campus and Sungai Long Campus.
Thrilled at the encouraging turnout of participants, Organising Chairperson Tam Man Wai expressed her gratitude to all who have travelled to the limestone city for such a memorable event. “The UTAR Ball provides an opportunity for students to know one another and embrace themselves as UTARians,” enthused the international student who hails from Hong Kong. “Every single one of us is special and unique, like a shining star in the night. Let’s make this UTAR Ball a magical, memorable and unforgettable moment,” she continued.
Invited to grace the ball was UTAR Vice President for Student Development and Alumni Relations Assoc Prof Dr Teh Chee Seng. During the opening ceremony, he lauded the organising committee’s effort for making the UTAR Ball this year another glittering success. “The first UTAR Ball was held in Kuala Lumpur and it used to be part of the orientation programme to bridge connections between the seniors and juniors. Years later, this Ball gets bigger and better, and still remains as a platform for students to network with one another,” remarked Dr Teh.
Dr Teh was then accompanied by Tam to officiate “Glamour Night” which was then followed by a line-up of dazzling performances ranging from stunning magic shows to electrifying dances by multi-talented UTAR students and alumni.
Several outstanding students and student clubs and societies were also honoured for their contribution to the University. The list of awards and recipients includes:
• Best Student Leader Award: Kong Saw Jin (Kampar Campus)
• Most Talented UTARian: Chan Hon Fee (Kampar Campus)
• Sportsperson of The Year: Loh Chooi Fern (Sungai Long Campus)
• Best Society Award (Course-based): Actuarial Science Society (Sungai Long Campus, formerly Kuala Lumpur Campus)
• Best Society Award (Non-Course Based): Wushu Club (Kampar Campus)
Another highlight of the annual get-together was the crowning of the coveted Mr and Miss Glamorous title. Advertising student Au Yik Mun and Statistical Computing and Operations Research student Darlene Chin Ei Ling beamed with joy as they were voted as the rightful winner of Mr Glamorous and Miss Glamorous respectively.
Curtains were slowly drawn for the eventful night as the participants were seen waltzing across the ballroom accompanied by endearing love songs during the “Waltz with Love” segment, followed by the playing of lively and energetic mixed recorded music by disc jockeys.
UTAR Ball 2015 Glamour Night was sponsored by digi, MH Amanjaya Properties, MH Unilodge, Kinta Riverfront Hotel & Suites and MIK Artist.