EDC Appreciation Day to celebrate young entrepreneurs

By Nurin Najmina Zaidi

GOMBAK, 26 June 2022: The young entrepreneurs’ hard work and good performance were recognised at Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDC) Appreciation Day 2021 held on Friday (24 June) at the Banquet Hall, IIUM.

In an opening speech, the Director of EDC, Asst. Prof. Dr. Ros Aniza Binti Mohd Shariff, expressed her appreciation for the students’ hard work on their achievement throughout the years.

She recalled that IIUM managed to achieve all seven KPIs among the six public universities and was listed as the finalist of the Ministry of Higher Education Entrepreneurial Awards in the categories of Best Student Entrepreneur, Best Alumni Entrepreneur, and Best Mentor Award in 2021. 

“Meanwhile, in the Best Social Entrepreneurship Project, IIUM managed to be the champion” she added.

The IIUM Rector, Prof. Emeritus Tan Sri Dato Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, emphasised on his speech that entrepreneurship does not belong to activities such as competition or winning prizes, or looking at how much money we made, but it is about creating a lifestyle.

“As far as the IIUM is concerned, our competition is about bringing this whole new idea into a new lifestyle, an Islamic lifestyle to be exact, so that we find out that at the end of the day, we are not dependent on anything”, the Rector explained.

“Entrepreneurship is all about exercising our own thinking, our own creativity that fits into our own destiny in our own mission of life and our principle of life,” the Rector added.

There were eight categories of awards presented in the EDC Appreciation Day 2021. Listed below were the recipients of each award:

Best Entrepreneurship Club

  1. Malaysia Agroentrepreneurial Club for University Students (MYAGROSIS)
  2. KEC IIUM Pagoh
  3. Youth Business League

Top 10 Entrepreneurship Educator Award

  1. Asst. Prof. Dr. Rozailin Binti Abdul Rahman
  2. Assoc. Prof Dr. Mohd Radzi bin Che Daud
  3. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aida binti Mokhtar
  4. Encik Mohd Ton bin Ab Halim
  5. Assoc. Prof Dr. Nurazzura Mohammad Diah
  6. Asst. Prof. Dr. Fatin Husna bt Suib
  7. Madam Norliza binti Omar
  8. Asst. Prof. Dr. Ros Aniza binti Mohd Shariff
  9. Dr. Mohd Razi bin Mohd Jala
  10. Nurhafizah Mahri

Best Student Entrepreneurship Award (Individual)

  1. Muhammad Nabil Fikri bin Sulaiman – Nabillion Empire
  2. Engku Muhammad Najmuddin bin Engku Muhammad Tajuddin – Paragonmy Enterprise
  3. Mursilah binti Mazwan – Mazaya Textiles

Best Student Entrepreneurship Award (Group)

  1. Mama Food Resources
  2. Garden Virtue Empire
  3. Linnisa Cookies

Appreciation for EDC Club Advisor

  1. Asst. Prof. Dr. Fatin Husna bt Suib – Entrepreneurship Club
  2. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ramizah bt Wan Muhammad – MYAGROSIS
  3. Asst. Prof. Dr. Haffiezhah An-Nadiah Azlan – Social (Entrepreneurship Club)
  4. Fadzli Irwan bin Bahruddin – Youth Business League Club
  5. Asst. Prof. Dr. Suzana Suhailawaty Md Sidek – IIUM KOSISWA

Appreciation for EDC Ex-Club Advisor

  1. Muhammad Ihsan bin Shaharil – YBL Club
  2. Asst. Prof. Dr. Khairayu Badron – KOSISWA UIAM

Appreciation for EDC Staff

1.Carpe Diem AwardAsst. Prof. Dr. Ros Aniza binti Mohd Shariff
2.Stand Out Performer AwardAsst. Prof. Dr. Rozailin Binti Abdul Rahman
3.The Avenger AwardAssoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Armi bin Abu Samah
4.Awesome AwardAsst. Prof. Dr. Ahmad Fahmi bin Harun@Ismail
5.Light at the End of Tunnel Award Encik Mohd Ton bin Ab Halim
6.Bright Beginning AwardSabirah binti Abdullah
7.Calmer of Storms AwardMazfullah bin Maidin
8.The Best Customer Centricity AwardSerianti binti Mokhtar
9.All for One, One for All AwardNur Irdhiena Hariani binti Mat Yusof
10.Abacus AwardAleesa binti Ariffin Soon
11.Constant Contributor AwardSiti Aisyah binti Riduan
12.The Laser Focus AwardKhaleeda Nora Asmieda binti Kamarudzaman
13.Circle of Joy AwardNorsalihah binti Abdul Wahab

Appreciation for EDC Ex-Staff

  1. Asst. Prof. Dr. Rozailin Binti Abdul Rahman (Exiting in Excellence)
  2. Asst. Prof. Dr. Ahmad Fahmi bin Harun@Ismail (Leaving a Legacy)

With the theme of Malay classics, the guests arrived with unique clothes, and two of them were given awards for their best dress.

The event that was organised by Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDC) successfully gathered all entrepreneurs from the academics to students varying from all campuses.***

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