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DEAC Recognizes 2018 UMT Outstanding Graduate & Famous Alumni

ARLINGTON, Virginia, October 9, 2018

UMT is pleased to announce that Mr. Ho Shing (Edi) Wong and Dr. Geoffrey Webster were selected as UMT's 2018 Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) Outstanding Graduate and Famous Alumni respectively. Each year, DEAC conducts its Outstanding Graduate and Famous Alumni programs to recognize the achievements of the millions who study at a distance today.

UMT's 2018 Outstanding Graduate

Ho Shing (Edi) Wong

Hong Kong, China

Connection and contribution to the society

Mr. Edi Wong received his Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Management and Technology in 2013. He has made major contribution to enhance networking among UMT alumni as the founding Vice-President of UMT Hong Kong Alumni Association (UMTHKAA).

Mr. Edi Wong is currently serving as the Director of Business Development and Human Resources in Black Sheep Restaurants. He has also served as HR Manager, Head of HR and HR Director in the Finance industry, Property management and F & B. As a strong believer in contributing to society, Edi spent time on various public positions which can allow him to further contribute to the community. He is the elected Chairperson of TaikooShing Owner Representatives' Committee for over 10 years. This is one of the biggest residential estates built by Swire Properties, this community consists of over 12,000 units with more than 40,000 inhabitants. He also served as Chief Supervisor in PR Department of Hong Kong Road Safety Patrol which he would deliver the messages of importance on Road Safety to the society.

As an admission panel interviewer of School of Tourism & Hotel Management in Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Edi always like to cultivate and communicate with potential young talents. His capacity as Vice Chairman of Hong Kong-Chongqing Youth Exchange Promotion Association makes him able to improve communications for the youth between the two cities to exchange Culture, Business ideas etc.

"Choosing UMT is one of the best decisions Edi has made. The flexibility of online learning strikes a balance between studying time and busy work schedule for him and the support from UMT is outstanding."

UMT's 2018 Famous Alumni

Geoffrey Webster

Roanoke, TX

Pursuing a doctorate degree opened my mind to new adventures

Dr. Geoffrey Webster was working as a process improvement executive at an electronics distributor when he was told that his team was being combined with training and some positions were being eliminated. This event motivated him to enroll in the doctorate program at the University of Management and Technology.

Geoffrey graduated with a high GPA and left his employer to expand the services of his personal consulting firm. His new knowledge helped him to establish innovative strategic partnerships to attract business from new clients. Geoffrey's contribution to his new alliances have positioned him to be a prime business development resource and lead program manager for large accounts.

Since his graduation, Geoffrey has supported non-profits pro bono, coached executives of various types of firms to be more effective in running their businesses, and performed assessments on individuals helping them to have a better understanding of how they operate and why in order to improve their overall ability to influence favorable outcomes. In addition, Geoffrey's research has been published by three prestigious organizations: Scrum Alliance, Project Management Institute, and the American Society for Quality.

"I was very impressed with the University of Management and Technology having the only doctorate degree program globally accredited by the Project Management Institute among DEAC accredited schools. From this, I knew their program along with their reputation of being a developer of talent would guide me to making a valuable contribution to society."

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