IBC Dean’s List and Warden’s List Awards for the first semester, 2017/2018 Academic Year

The Dean’s List and Warden’s List Awards are two of the many awards that IBC offers every semester to its students for their dedication and outstanding achievement in Academic and Conduct performances respectively. We give our congratulations to students who have earned a place on the Dean’s and Warden’s Lists this semester.

This honor is reserved for the highest-achieving students at IBC who exemplify dedication and commitment to their studies and cultivation. We are proud to have you join the ranks of distinguished and accomplished IBC students and look forward to helping you continue to work toward greatness.

On January 03, 2018 (Wednesday), the Most Ven. Dr. Wei Wu, the founder and the council chairman of the International Buddhist College (IBC), presented the Award of Dean’s and Warden’s Lists to outstanding students in recognition of their academic and conduct achievements and excellence.

A certificate and a token of encouragement of 1,000 Baht have been handed over to the BA and MA students who won the awards. The presentation ceremony was presided over by the Most Ven. Dr. Wei Wu, and was witnessed by the faculty, staff members and students of IBC. The award ceremony of the first semester of 2017/18 began with paying homage to the Triple Gem by all those present.

Names of the Dean’s List awardees:

Dody Mario (Ven. Dao Yuan)
BACHELOR OF ARTS
(Buddhist Studies)
Semester I, AY: 2017/18

Ven. Dhammobhasa
BACHELOR OF ARTS
(Buddhist Studies)
Semester I, AY: 2017/18

Ani Barua
BACHELOR OF ARTS
(Pāli and Sanskrit Language and Literature)
Semester I, AY: 2017/18

Chew Moon Wui (Ven. Hui Chun)
BACHELOR OF ARTS
(Pāli and Sanskrit Language and Literature)
Semester I, AY: 2017/18

Ven. Rony Barua
BACHELOR OF ARTS
(Buddhist Studies)
Semester I, AY: 2017/18

Sayalay Tikkhanani
MASTER OF ARTS
(Buddhist Studies)
Semester I, AY: 2017/18

Names of the Warden’s List awardees:

Dody Mario (Ven. Dao Yuan)
BACHELOR OF ARTS
(Buddhist Studies)

Ven. Silar Douangboutdy
BACHELOR OF ARTS
(Buddhist Studies)

Ven. Phoutthangkoura Phimmasone
BACHELOR OF ARTS
(Buddhist Studies)

Ven. Chinh Muenlouang
BACHELOR OF ARTS
(Buddhist Studies)

Chew Moon Wui (Ven. Hui Chun)
BACHELOR OF ARTS
(Pāli and Sanskrit Language and Literature)

Au Kar wei
MASTER OF ARTS
(Buddhist Studies)

Liu Lina (Ven. Hai Yin)
MASTER OF ARTS
(Buddhist Studies)

Ven. Yonten Sangpo
MASTER OF ARTS
(Buddhist Studies)

Prof. Kapila Abhayawansa, Vice Rector and Dean of Faculty of Religious Studies, spoke in his speech about the significance of introducing and for the first time offering the Warden’s Award in Conduct performances alongside the Dean’s award in every semester. Professor explained IBC emphasizes and trains its students both in academia and conduct and wants to produce Buddhist scholars endowed with both good educational knowledge and good conduct. Professor quoted the Buddha’s many teachings where the Buddha equally emphasizes both study and practice of Buddha’s teachings. Prof. Kapila urged all students to follow Buddha’s path properly by embarking on both study and practice of Buddha’s teachings while living in IBC.

The most Ven. Dr. Wei Wu gave an update about the recently held First IBC International Young Buddhist Scholars Conference in Than Hsiang temple, Penang; the visit to Malaysia; the meditation retreat and conducting moral camps for young students by IBC students, etc.

The IBC conference went very smoothly and successfully where many young scholars from around the world, IBC students and graduates joined the conference and presented their research papers.

Venerable Wei Wu shared his experiences on how other university hostels in New Zealand where students lead community and religious life while they are studying and students appreciate and learn a lot better than compared to most of the institutions of the world today which focus only on imparting knowledge to their students without instilling religious and moral values.

To put into practice in community life what students are studying is not something new in IBC. Venerable shared experiences of many IBC ex-students who had a holistic life-long education and led community life here in the Sadao campus and indeed students prefer this kind of environment setting, where they have the opportunities to study, practice and share with each others in a community life.

Venerable congratulated all students receiving Dean’s and Warden’s awards and hoped to see many more IBC students receiving both Dean’s award and Warden’s award together in coming semesters.

The award ceremony was ended by chanting and sharing metta and merits to all IBC well wishers, supporters and all sentient beings.