Prestigious British boarding school Cheltenham College celebrated its Malaysian Alumni and Friends 2017 Reunion recently at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur in an intimate gathering co-organised with British education recruitment company Britannia Studylink.
Present at the event to honour their alma mater were some of Malaysia’s elites, namely YB Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, Michael Chai, YM Tunku Nizamuddin Tunku Shahabuddin, Tunku Dato’ Johanez Tunku Anuar, Tunku Dato’ Seri Nadzaruddin Tunku Ja’far, Tunku Dato’ Yaacob Khyra and Nikmat Abdullah. Dr Alex Peterken, the current Headmaster, who was accompanied by Christiane Dickens, the Development Director of Cheltenham College, flew in from the United Kingdom to be a part of the occasion. Also in attendance were founders of Britannia Studylink, Ronald Mak and Samuel Chan.
Notably, the evening soiree was also held in conjunction with the official establishment of Cheltenham College’s ASEAN and Hong Kong Board, consisting of the school’s alumni, also known as “Old Cheltonians” and parents of current pupils, each highly respectable individuals in their own professional fields.
During his welcoming address, Dr Peterken took to the stage to express his gratitude to the Malaysian contingent for their continued support of the College, subsequently revealed to the audience that he was deeply inspired by the success of the Old Cheltonians. “The ASEAN and HK region is of great importance in adding diversity and wisdom to the Cheltenham College community, and we could not be prouder of our Old Cheltonians”, he continues.