Communication AGD17 with ‘Retro’ theme brings students and lecturers together

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:

IIUMToday

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

IIUM.fm

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

IPRMSA

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

COMMTV

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

Muhammad Faiz

21, always trying to save the world. I believe I could, so I did.

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