Alumnus’ Startup Company Receives US$1.5M funding from top Thai and International Investors
Congratulations to Mr. Kridsada Chutinaton, Class of 2005! His company FlowAccount, a fintech startup business that provides online accounting service for SME startup companies, recently received a funding of US$1.15 million from top investors that include SBI Investment (one of the largest fintech VC in Asia), KBank Beacon Venture Capital, Golden Gate Venture, and 500 TukTuks.
MUIC Alumnus’ Script Selected for Asian Film Academy (AFA) 2017
Congratulations to Mr. T-Thawat (Pete) Taifayongvichit, Class of 2015! His script, “Pencil, Money, Whatever, Microphone” was selected for short film production at the Asian Film Academy (AFA) 2017. The film that will be produced based on his script will be screened at the Busan International Film Festival 2017.
Mr. T-Thawat earlier was given the White Elephant Award (Best College Film) at the Thai Short Film and Video Festival 2016.
The AFA is an educational program hosted by Busan International Film Festival and Busan Film Commission to support young Asian talents and help build their networks throughout Asia. Every year AFA selects 24 candidates throughout Asia to attend its free 18-day workshop. Earlier, his short film “Soi Soonvijai 14” was selected for screening at Busan International Short Film Festival (BISFF) 2017 and also included in the Little Wing Film Festival in London this year.
MUIC Alumnus – From HR to Rising Star
Mr. Nattawut “Boom” Wetprasit, Class of 2012, received the “HR Rising Star of the Year 2017 Award” from IHG InterContinentals Hotels Group. Currently, he works as Director of HR at Crowne Plaza Vientiane. He was a former MUIC Student Association president. Congratulations Boom on your success!
MUIC Business Major Wins Bronze Medal in SEA Games
A 3rd year International Business major won the bronze medal in the Men’s Double Trap Individual category in the recent Southeast Asian (SEA) Games held in Malaysia.
Mr. Sirawit Temmart previously won the bronze medal in the SEA Games pre-event earlier this year and the silver medal in the same competition last year.
He said he started competitive shooting when he was 14 years old, encouraged by his father and cousin.
Alumna in Thai Equestrian Team which Won Silver Medal in SEA Games
A Mahidol University International College (MUIC) alumna, Ms. Pakjira Thongpakdi (MUIC Class of 2014), was a member of Thailand’s dressage team led by Her Royal Highness Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana that won the silver medal at the recent 29th Southeast Asian Games.
The competition was held on August 22, 2017 in Selangor, Malaysia, with the Thai team racking up a combined score of 206.211. Ms. Pakjira and a teammate moved to the dressage individual final on August 24 with the THM alumna getting a top score of 71.711%.
Alumnus Receives Award for Research Publications
An alumnus from Mahidol University International College (MUIC) received an award from Mahidol University (MU) for having the highest number of research publications in the well-known international database Web of Science (WOS) during 2014-2015.
Assoc. Prof. Chanin Nantasenamat, Ph.D., MUIC Class of 2002, and a Lecturer at the Department of Clinical Microbiology, Faculty of Medical Technology, received the award on August 16, 2017 during the 523rd meeting of the MU Council.
Congratulations on your success, Ajarn Chanin!
Student Golfers Compete in University Golf Championship 2017
Mr. Tibet Issaramalai, Mr. Chanapat Kritsadavorakul, Mr. Kritaya Chatkaew, Mr. Kitithat Trangansri, and Mr. Kris Ketklao, are Mahidol University International College (MUIC) students who were selected to represent Mahidol University at the “University Golf Championship 2017” on August 16 at The Vintage Golf and Country Club.
The contest is seen as an opportunity for college students to improve their potential in golf and also for them to access more advanced golf competitions. For more information please visit: www.golfchannel.co.th
Alumnus’ Company Wins Marketing Award
New Arriva Co., Ltd., a business owned by Mr. Thosaphol Suppametheekulwat, MUIC Class of 2002, received the Outstanding Marketing Strategy Award at the recently held SME Thailand Inno Awards 2017. Mr. Thosaphol’s company has been exporting its products to 50 countries for more than 10 years.
There were 287 entrepreneurs who joined the SME Thailand Inno Awards 2017 and Mr. Thosaphol’s New Arriva Co., Ltd. was one of the 11 awardees.
1st Prize in International Photo Contest
Congratulations to Mr. Tawanwad Wanavit (Tang), MUIC Class of 2014. His photograph, “Friends of the Pool,” recently won 1st Prize in the “Down by the River” photo competition by Observe Collective. His work also has been selected for exhibition at Observations 2017 Street Photography Festival in Iserlohn, Germany on July 14-23, 2017.
Earlier, another of his photos was also selected as a finalist for Best Street Photograph in the 2017 International Street Photography Awards and was exhibited at StreetFoto on June 5-11 at Harvey Milk Photo Center, 50 Scott Street, San Francisco, USA and will be featured in its upcoming annual publication. We are so proud of you. Keep up the good work.
MUIC Alumna’s Cape Dara Resort Wins Awards for Second Consecutive Year
For the second time in a row, Cape Dara Resort—a hotel owned by Khun Pattamon Mekavarakul (Beau), MUIC Class of 2008—was among the Top Ten in the Best Beach Hotel Category and was also given the People Choice’s Award Thailand 2017 on 12 June 2017.
The award was based on the votes cast by Chinese tourists from May 26 to June 8 via www.peopleschoiceawardsthailand.com, which was held by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).
Alumna Wins Special Award in Miss Tourism Queen Thailand 2017
Ms. Chalisa “Mew” Vantayavart, MUIC Alumna 558, Class of 2015, received the BSC Beauty Icon Award in the Miss Tourism Queen Thailand 2017 held recently.
The award came with a 100,000 Baht cash prize and products from BSC Cosmetology.
As part of the competition, Ms. Chalisa’s review of the BSC products received the most likes and shares on social media.
Congratulations for winning this award!
Indonesian Speech Contest
Ms. Aiyamee Isma-el, a Business Economics student of Mahidol University International College (MUIC), was adjudged 2nd Runner-up in the Indonesian Speech Contest organized by the Indonesian Embassy on June 18, 2017.
It was the 10th year of this competition which is participated in by Thai students who learn BIPA (“Bahasa Indonesia Untuk Penutur Asing” or Bahasa Indonesia for Foreign Speakers). The speech’s topic was “Sahabat Naruku Orang Indonesia” (My New Friend from Indonesia).
MUIC offers programs in Humanities, English Studies, Foreign Languages, and Physical and Health Education. The Humanities and Language Division offers courses in general education as well as minors in English Studies, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish and BIPA.
Alumna Receives CEO AEC Award for the 2nd Time
Ms. Yupharet Eakturapakal of the International Students Degree Program (ISDP, forerunner of MUIC) Class of 1996 was awarded the “CEO AEC Awards 2017” for the second consecutive year by the ASEAN Network Thailand on June 25, 2017. The award is given to a person who is considered outstanding in business management.
She is currently the president of G-YU Creative Co. Ltd., an events management company, organizing events connected to Thai-Japan relations. One of the company’s biggest events is Japan Expo in Thailand. Congratulations to Ms. Yupharet for her success!
Find more about the company here http://gyucreative.com/.
Alumni Awardee’s Photos Finalist in U.S. Contest
Mr. Sirachai “Shin” Arunrugstichai, marine conservation advocate and photographer and MUIC Outstanding Professional Alumni Awardee 2016, recently had two of his photographs “Rest in Pieces” and “School Ground” selected as among the finalists in the Human and Nature Category in Big Picture Natural World Photography Competition 2017. Mr. Sirachai belongs to the class of 2010. MUIC congratulates him on his latest achievement.
“Rest in Pieces” from “Sharks: Predators in Peril,” a photo story for National Geographic Thailand
“School Ground” from “Islands in the Stream,” a photo story for Save Our Seas Foundation
Please check out all the amazing images from this year’s competition through this link:
Science Students Among Top 10 in Quiz Bowl
Ms. Sasiphatlapa Thanpolphat, Ms. Ratchawee Hothanyaroj, Ms. Woranan Leevongcharoen, and Ms. Nattaporn Rungkawwiwat, Food Science and Technology students from Mahidol University International College (MUIC) competed against 72 other teams from different universities at the “FoSTAT-Nestle Quiz Bowl 2017” on June 17, 2017 at Bitec Bangna. Their team was ranked among the Top 10. For more information please visit: http://www.fostat.org/fostat-nestle-quiz-bowl
Mr. Taifayongvichit and his short film in Busan International Short Film Festival 2017
Congratulations to Mr. T-Thawat Taifayongvichit (MUIC Alumnus #558)! His short film, “Soi Soonvijai 14,” was selected for screening at Busan International Short Film Festival (BISFF 2017) on April 25-30, 2017. “Soi Soonvijai 14” was also the winner of the White Elephant Award (Best College Film) at the Thai Short Film and Video Festival 2016. We are so proud of you!
Mr. Taifayongvichit, who majored in Film Production, graduated with first class honors on 2015.
See his short film on Youtube:
MUIC Alumna Receives Scholarship from HM the King
Ms. Praeploy Pongpamorn, an MUIC Biological Science alumna, who is studying Embryology and Stem Cell at University College London in the UK, was recently granted the Warapat Scholarship (ทุนพระราชทานวราพัฒน์) worth 2 million Baht from Thai Airways International Ltd.
She received the scholarship from His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun on April 8, 2017 at Amporn Satarn Mansion, Dusit Palace.
THM Student from MUIC Receives Award in English Speech and Quiz Contest
Ms. Naruemon Suphab, a Tourism and Hospitality Management student from Mahidol University International College (MUIC) won 4th Place in the “RSU Speech and Quiz Contest 2017” based on His Majesty King Bhumibol’s musical works on March 24, 2017. She received a trophy from the competition hosted by the English Language Department, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Rangsit University. There were approximately 30 teams from several universities.
MUIC Student Wins 1st Prize inDigital Media Design Contest
Mr. Krittin Phunghansaporn, a Communication Design student from Mahidol University International College (MUIC) won the 1st Prize in the Comic Strip category in the “Upgrade Your Life: Digital Media Design Competition 2016” on February 24, 2017. He received 30,000 Baht cash prize and an award from Her Royal Highness Princess MahaChakriSirindhorn at the Exhibition Hall, Sripatum University.
This competition was organized by GIGABYTE Technology Co.,Ltd. and the School of Digital Media of Sripatum University. It was divided into three categories: Animation, Interactive Design and Comic Strip. There were about 60 competitors from Thailand’s leading universities.
MUIC Team Wins Best Paper Award in MICE Research
A team from Tourism and Hospitality Management Division, Mahidol University International College (MUIC) won 1st Place in the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events (MICE) Research at the 2nd International MICE Forum and Undergraduate Student Research Conference held at Queen Sirikit Conventional Center on March 9, 2017.
The research paper entitled “Barriers in Sustainable Event Practices of Hotel Venue Management in Bangkok, Thailand” was done by Ms. Araya Kalapuk and Ms. Pimboon Thanwiset with the aid of their mentors: Dr. Sarinya Sungkatavat, Dr. Nadezda Sorokina, and Aj. Toby To. The team competed against other leading Thai and International universities.