Tuesday, March 22, 2011

EDS Hosts University President Roundtable Dinner



The EDS Team hosted thirteen University Presidents from Philippines and USA at a special round table dinner on 13 March 2011 at the Wang Chao Chinese Cuisine Restaurant in Penang. This was a time of bonding, rest and enjoyment for these education executives. The dinner was an opportunity for all to promote their universities and explore opportunities for cross-border and collaborative alliances.

- Dr Serafin L. Ngohayon, President of Ifugao State University, Philippines
- Dr Douglass L. Capogrossi, President of Akamai University, USA
- Dr Jesus Rodrigo F. Torres, President of Rizal Technological University, Philippines
- Dr Ma. Luisa Soliven, President of Central Mindanao University, Philippines
- Dr Teresita L. Cambel, President of Sultan Kudarat State University, Philippines
- Dr Reynaldo S. Lombrio, President of Eastern Samar State University, Philippines
- Dr Edita S. Genson, President of Naval State University, Philippines
- Dr Socorro Bohol, President of Nortwest Samar State University, Philippines
- Dr Jesse Zamora, President of Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology, Philippines
- Dr Arnold N. Venturina, President of Occidental Mindoro State College, Philippines
- Dr Gloria Gemparo, President of Surigao State College of Technology, Philippines
- Dr Eduardo S. Caillo, President of Eugelio Amang Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology, Philippines
- Dr Joel P. Limson, President of Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College, Philippines


Dr. Ben Lee hosted six esteemed members of his EDS team at the dinner. The adminstrative staff and senior faculty members of the EDS Business School have been the heart and soul of the school since 2002. Members of the business school team included:

- Dr. Pete Ooi, EDS Chief Operating Officer
- Dr. Karling Lee, EDS Senior Faculty
- Dr. William Wong, EDS Senior Faculty
- Prof. Dr. Sue Lim, EDS Senior Faculty
- Ms. LK Tan, EDS Registrar
- Mr. Kenny Lee, EDS Director







News by EDS Team @ 22 March 2011.

You are welcome to contact EDS Team at +604-3984306 or email at eds.biz.school@gmail.com for more information about our "tuition free" 7-day International Residential Advanced Management Programs, or seeking international collaboration / affiliation with EDS Business School.

Rural Fish Farm Outside Penang Metro Area Example of Sustainable Small Scale Enterprise


Dr. Ben Lee with Dr. Douglass Capogrossi and his wife Fely Angeline, and Dr. Serafin Ngohayon at the Restoran Kolam Ikan, Sg Kob, Kulim, Kedah.

Entrepreneurship is at its very best at Restoran Kolam Ikan, with the merging of a continuously flowing fresh water fish farm, and a freshly cooked fish restaurant. On Wednesday 16th March,at this rural location, Dr. Ben Lee hosted honorable guests, Dr. Serafin Ngohayon, President of Ifugao State University and also President of the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP), Philippines, and Dr. Douglass Capogrossi, President of Akamai University, Hawaii, and his wife Fely Angeline.

This rural location at Sungai Kob, Kulim, Kedah is one place that Dr. Ben Lee frequently comes with close friends and family to relax and enjoy some of the best cooked fish in the Metro Area.

A variety of four different fish i.e. patin, white cat fish, golden talapia and local snake head fish were served by the restaurant, each with its own healthy preparation. Dr. Ngohayon enjoyed the cooked fish a great deal and thought that the entrepreneurial concept had given him ideas that could spark similar micro-enterprises at Ifugao State University.



Dr. Serafin Ngohayon, President of Ifugao State University and the President of the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP), Philippines, and Dr. Douglass Capogrossi, President of Akamai University, USA.


Soooo delicious... until every dishes finished


Fried Freshwater Patin Fish


Fried Freshwater White Castfish



News by EDS Team @ 22 March 2011.

You are welcome to contact EDS Team at +604-3984306 or email at eds.biz.school@gmail.com for more information about our "tuition free" 7-day International Residential Advanced Management Programs, or seeking international collaboration / affiliation with EDS Business School.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Impressive Transformation of EDS Graduate

On the morning of Sunday, 27 February 2011, Dr. Ben Lee gathered with Ms. Nguyen Thi Hong Hanh, and two other EDS MBA graduate at Camelia 4 Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam, to congratulate her on the completion of her Akamai University MBA program via the EDS residential program. At this meeting, Dr. Ben Lee was so impressed and happy to learn that Ms. Nguyen Thi Hong Hanh now holds the position of Deputy General Director of a major construction company in Hanoi. When Ms. Hanh first enrolled for the MBA program, she was holding the position of officer for Helvetas, an NGO based in Switzerland.



Dr. Ben Lee with Ms. Nguyen Thi Hong at Camellia Hotel in Hanoi on Sunday, 27 February 2011

Ms. Hanh credits the EDS international resident program in Penang for sparking her career advancement:

After completion of the Akamai MBA program through the residential studies in Penang, I began to have the courage to change my routine job in NGO to a large private construction company.

-Ms. Nguyen Thi Hong Hanh

What impressed Dr. Lee the most was that Ms. Hanh was so full of self-confidence, that it greatly impacted her youthfulness and physical beautiful. Dr. Lee has seen many of the EDS residential graduates experience career transformation after completing their University studies and that is the greatest joy and reward he receives from his leadership role and EDS.


(From left) Ms. Le Minh Tam; Ms. Cao Quynh Chau; Dr. Ben Lee; Ms. Nguyen Thi Hong Hanh ; and Ms Pham Mai Oanh

The most satisfaction and happiness for me in leading the EDS Business School is continuing to see our graduates, one-by-one, being greatly transformed, like Ms Hanh.

-Dr. Ben Lee