By Muhammad Faiz
KUALA LUMPUR, 2 December 2017: The Communication Annual Grand Dinner 2017 (AGD17) attended by students, lecturers and alumni, held at Pacific Regency Hotel Suites Thursday night (30 November), was a success.
With ‘Retro’ as a theme, the dinner was full of beautiful and amazing outfits. Not to mention, the setting of the annual grand dinner was calming and serene as everyone was enjoying each other’s company.
In her welcoming address, the Head of Department of Communication, Dr. Aini Maznina Abd Manaf was happy to note that “this annual event has become a get-together among students, the alumni especially students who have just graduated, and fellow lecturers of the Department”.
“I am very pleased the students worked very hard to organise the event. Indeed, it was a success as students have given positive response and the presence of many students, lecturers and alumni of Communication showed their support and an indicative of a sense of belonging towards the Department,” she told IIUMToday.
It was also noted that the event was a reflection of a great team work and team spirit among the students and an excellent bonding between students and lecturers apart from leadership that prevailed in making the event a success.
The highlight of the annual grand dinner was the presentation of the awards to the students from various entities within the Department of Communication – Communication Students Association (COSA), IIUM.fm, IIUMToday, Institute of Public Relations Malaysia Students Association (IPRMSA) and the new addition, Communication TV (COMMTV). It was an occasion to honour and appreciate those who have participated and contributed to their respective entity with excellent performance.
Listed below are the list of awards for the different entities:
PROMISING JOURNALIST: MUHAMMAD NAJMI SYAHIRAN BIN MAMAT
DEDICATED COORDINATOR: AZREEN AZIRINEE BINTI AZIZI
DEDICATED COORDINATOR: PUTERI NUR NAJIHAH BINTI OTHMAN
DEDICATED NEWS REPORTER: PUTERI NOOR BALKISH BINTI MUHRIZ
DEDICATED NEWS REPORTER: AZANIS SHAHILA BINTI AMAN
DEDICATED FEATURE WRITER: MUHAMMAD FAIZ BIN AB RAHIM
BEST DEDICATED JOURNALIST: MAHADHIR BIN MONIHULDIN
BEST FEATURE WRITER: NURUL WAFA AULA ALIAS
BEST NEWS REPORTER: MUHAMMAD AJWAD AMALUDDIN
SYED ARABI AWARD: AZRA FARZANA SHUIB
CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION: WEBSITE TEAM
CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION: PUBLIC RELATION TEAM
CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION: MULTIMEDIA TEAM
BEST PROMISING DJ: ATIQAH BINTI MOHD ASRI
BEST DJ: NURUL SYAMIMI AMIRA BINTI YUSIF
BEST PROMISING PRODUCER: NURUL NASUHA HAZWANI BINTI ABDUL AZIZI
BEST PRODUCER: SITI AISHAH BINTI MOHD NASIR
BEST CONTENT: SLOT #DONEDAKWAH
BEST OVERALL PROGRAMME: SLOT JOM SEMBANG
MOST PROMISING JUNIOR PUBLIC RELATIONS AWARD
AFZAL NURSHAMIERA BINTI MUSA
NURUL HUDA BINTI MOHD NOOR
NOR SHAFIQIZNI BIN YUHANI
MEDIA RELATIONS AWARD
ZARITH SOFEA BINTI MOHAMAD ZAMRI
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROJECT AWARD
MOHD NASRUDDIN BIN MOHAMAD NADAR
MUHAMMAD IFFAT BIN YUSOF
SITI RABIATUL NOORJAN BINTI M. SAADOM
MUHAMMAD HAZIQ BIN ISMAIL
FILZAH NASUHA BINTI ZAKARIA
COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE AWARD
ASYRAF ‘AIZAT BIN AZMAN
WAN NORNABILA WAN ZAIZATOL HISHAM
NOR IZZAH BINTI ZAMHARI
OUTSTANDING TEAM PLAYER AWARD
NUR AMEERA BINTI MOHD NAZIREE
OUTSTANDING PROGRAMME MANAGER AWARD
SITI QISTINA BINTI AHMAD KAMAL
LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE AWARD
LAILATUL FITRIYAH BINTI MATSAINI
PRODUCER OF “LIVING CAMPUS”: IFFAH ILHAMI BINTI ISMAIL
PRODUCER OF “NIGHTINGALE”: MARYAM MARISSA BINTI MOHAZAR
PRODUCER OF “INSPIRASI LUAHAN INSAN”: NOOR HELMIE BIN MOHD YUSOH
PRODUCER OF “LA FEMME”: FARIZAN BINTI RAZAK
PRODUCER OF “CONQUER”: DHIYA’ NAJMI
HEAD OF WEBSITE TEAM: ANIS HANNANI BINTI AMIRUSLAN
HEAD OF TECHNICAL TEAM: IBRAHIM HAJJAR
HEAD OF PRODUCER: MARYAM MARISSA BINTI MOHAZAR
HEAD OF COMMTV: AZID AZIDEE BIN LATIF
As for COSA, they used their awards slot to give an applause to one of their biggest supporters, Prof. Dr. Saodah Wok, as she received a Special Award. She also received Best Dress Award alongside Mr. Aznan Mat Piah for lecturer’s category. Firdaus Roslan and Azra Farzana Shuib won Best Dress Awards for the students’ category.
Asked to comment on her hope for the remaining of this semester, Dr. Aini said she hoped that the award winners will keep up with their good performance and “may the award they received motivate them to contribute better in their respective entity, in a way that could benefit themselves and the Communication Department”.
“I also hope that graduating students will continuously put efforts to gain knowledge and obtain necessary skills to prepare themselves for their career by being outstanding and extraordinary,” she added.
Meanwhile, the AGD17 programme manager, Azanis Shahila said, “The event wouldn’t be a success if it wasn’t for the commitment and support of committees as we had such a little time, but eventually it became such a beautiful dinner.”
The event was organised by IIUMToday in collaboration with IPRMSA. Enlivening the evening were entertainers Lil Squad, Fakhrul Illusionszs, Hi-Busker and The Prism. ***
Picture Credit to Alis Nerindo