CONGRATULATIONS to all faculty members who were awarded with Excellence Service Award (Anugerah Perkhidmatan Cemerlang) at the Majlis Anugerah Kecemerlangan dan Penghargaan UTM 2006 held on the 31st of July 2007 for their achievements in 2006.

The dean, Prof. Dr. Supian Ahmad, as one of the recipients together with ten other faculty members was called upon to receive their awards at the ceremony. Among others were Prof Dr Ahris Yaakup, Assoc. Prof. Dr Roslan Amirudin, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aminatuzuhariah Megat Abdullah, Dr Rafee Majid, Puan Hamidah Ahmad, En Mofti Marzuki, Puan Siti Rukiah Sahari, En Hassan Sahat, Puan Zaharah Ismail and En Abu Bakar Zainal.

Head LandscapeThe faculty is also proud with two of its members’ achievements being recognized at the ceremony. They were Assoc. Prof. Dr Ismail Said and Dr Hairul Nizam Ismail for their excellent performance in completing their PhD studies within three years. The former graduated from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and Dr Hairul Nizam from the University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom.

Prof. Dr. Amran Hamzah who was appointed as Professor early this year was awarded with the Consultancy Award (Anugerah Perundingan) for Individual Category. His high achievements in tourism research and consultancy projects and also his involvements in national and international tourism committees have caught the attention of Khazanah Nasional and Petronas to appoint him as one of the advisors for Southern and Eastern Region Development Plan.

Dr Muhammad Zaly Shah Muhammad Hussein has had his hard work in monitoring his students’ performance paid when he was awarded with the Best Teaching Award (Anugerah Pengajaran Terbaik). Always known as a very hardworking and committed staff among his colleagues, Dr Zaly introduced Students Performance Record, a system which enables him to monitor his students’ performance and to help them to plan for improvement.

The ceremony also witnessed the university’s staff that have served the university for thirty and twenty years, where they were given the Jasa Setia and Jasa Bakti Awards. Prof. Dr. Ahris Yaakup lead the Jasa Setia recipients i.e. En Rosly Saad, En Yusof Akmar Mohd Said and En Jasmani Harun while Jasa Bakti Award recipients were Assoc Prof. Dr. Roslan Amirudin, Assoc. Prof. Abdul Wahid Kamarulzaman, En Abdul Halim Hussein, En Mohammad Amzah and En Abu Bakar Zainal.

Congratulations to all!