Malaysian Night at Indiana State University
Greetings and Congratulations to all Members of the Malaysian
Association for Student Affairs at Indiana State University:
It gives me great pleasure to participate in Malaysian Night and in
the launching of the Malaysian Association for Student Affairs Web
Page. How exciting for you all and for the Association! I know I
speak for the faculty, administration and staff of Indiana State
University when I say how proud we are on this occasion and of this
group for establishing the MASA Web Page. It will truly connect us to
the entire world.
Just within the past week I've been in touch (by e-mail) with two
Indiana State University graduates who returned to Malaysia and are
doing very well in their professional positions. One is involved in
the Internet industry in Malaysia and the other works for the United
Nations doing Information Technology covering the Asian Pacific. It
is indeed exciting to see these two following in the path of success
so common with our ISU Malaysian graduates. Naturally these students
were full of questions about MASA and about the University in general.
The Web Page will be a wonderful way to keep hundreds of ISU
Malaysian alumni throughout the world up to date on what is happening
with the Malaysian Association for Student Affairs at Indiana State
University, and with news of the University itself.
I want to say what a great privilege it has been for me to serve as
advisor for the Malaysian Association for Student Affairs for almost
nine years. I have met the most wonderful people, have sampled some
of the best cuisine in the world, and have accumulated some of my most
fond memories because of my involvement with this group. As some of
you know, my daughter spent seven weeks in Bangkok, Thailand this
summer. She was captivated by the culture and by the people and has a
very deep desire to return to that part of the world. After years of
being encouraged to do so by my many friends in MASA, it looks as if a
trip to Malaysia may be becoming more of a reality for me than a
far-off dream-particularly if my daughter returns to Southeast Asia
for an extended period of time.
It is gratifying to see the present MASA members continuing the
tradition of excellence which has long characterized the work and
presence of Malaysian students at Indiana State University. The
launching of this Web Page is indeed a significant accomplishment and
I am privileged to be part of it. I also want to congratulate you on
your first-place finish in the booth design contest at the recent
Terre Haute Ethnic Festival. It's good to have the Malaysian
students so visible, not only within the University community, but
also in the Terre Haute community.
Again, thank you for allowing me to participate in this wonderful
event. You have my best wishes for success in all your endeavors, and
if there is any way I can be of assistance, I hope you'll call on me.
With best regards,
MASA Advisor, and
Special Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs, Indiana