2014 Chinese Studies Tea Session
The Tea Session for graduating students of the Department of Chinese Studies on the 8th July 2014 is in its fifth year. Graduating students, family, friends and professors of the department were nestled in a cozy seminar room at AS7. It was unlike a formal commencement ceremony, where graduating students received their scrolls in a solemn ceremony. Instead, it presents an opportunity for this close knitted department to show their gratitude for one another, and especially so for graduating students to their parents.
The ceremony begun with a simple welcome address by Professor Koh Khee Heong, before the Acting Head, Professor Lee Chee Hiang, delivered a heartwarming speech that clearly resonated well with the audience. Following the speech, Professor Lee gave out a souvenir package and special congratulatory letter to each and everyone of the graduating students. The souvenirs, including a cute Linus Lion and a Chinese Studies mug, came from both the department and the office of Alumni Relations. Representatives from the undergraduate cohort, the graduating students’ cohort and the Masters/Ph.D. cohort then took to the stage to share their appreciations and thoughts with the guests.