CNM students honed journalism skills at SEA Games

CNM’s writing students Cheong Wei Ming and Kelly Ng (also a double-degree student with CNM and the School of Business) were recently selected to cover the 2011 SEA Games in Indonesia for Team Singapore.

Based in Jakarta, Wei Ming focused on sports like badminton, table tennis and bowling. Meanwhile Kelly was in Palembang where she kept track of sports such as swimming, wakeboarding and gymnastics.

Kelly with local Palembangese students

Kelly with local Palembangese students

The duo are the second group of student journalists fielded by CNM. Before them, Jerome Seow had covered the 2009 SEA Games in Vientiane,Laos, and the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.

Dr. Carol Soon makes for CNM’s second PhD graduate

Graduate students and staff from CNM gathered in a surprise celebration for Dr. Carol Soon on being conferred her PhD from NUS.

Carol was presented a number “2” jersey by CNM Head Dr. Millie Rivera that was specially created by the graduate students, in recognition of Carol being the second-ever PhD to have graduated from our young department. Dr. Ganga Sasidharan, CNM’s first PhD graduate, then passed on the symbolic flame from an Indian oil lamp.

Carol had good news to share with the department too. She received the 2012 Endeavour Research Fellowship Award from the Australian government. This is a competitive, merit-based scholarship programme offered globally, which will allow Carol to conduct her post-doctoral research with the Asia Research Centre (the Special Research Centre of the Australian Research Council) in Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia.

Carol with CNM Head Dr. Millie Rivera and supervisor Dr. Hichang Cho

Carol with CNM Department Head Dr. Millie Rivera and supervisor Dr. Hichang Cho