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1958 and 1959 (Supplementary Notes)

Broadcast : #117
December 7, 2020

Update of Text : December 11, 2020

Matriculation in 1958

  • Dr. Soe Win (SPHS, Ch, Retired Rector of YUFL) stood First in Burma
    Father : Saya U Sein (SPHS)
    Uncle : Saya U Kyaw Sein (SPHS)
    Spouse : Sayama Daw May Saw Lwin (Ch)
    Sons : U Aung Mon and Dr. Nyi Thet Lwin
  • U Robert Sein (SPHS, Phy) stood Second
    Sister : Dr. Wendy Sein
  • Daw Myint Myint Tin (Pearl Ba Tin, MEHS) stood Third
    Spouse : Dr. Khin Maung Wint (“Sargalay”)
    Brother : U Myo Win (Melvyn)

ARAE Regatta in Calcutta in 1958

Dr. Harry Saing (Htut Saing, GBNF, Bow)

  • Pediatric Surgeon
  • Rangoon
  • Hong Kong
  • Multiple Sports Selection
  • RUBC Captain and Gold
  • Burma Hockey
  • Burma Cricket
  • Track and Field
  • Soccer
  • Passed away in Hong Kong

Tin Htoon (A60, Stroke)

The RUBC crew won the Venables Bowl for Coxless Pairs

Fledgling Sayas in 1958

Allen Htay (C58, GBNF)

  • Studied MS at Harvard University
  • Also attended courses at nearby MIT
  • Co-founder and President
    RIT Alumni International
  • “Brother, can you afford US$500”
    Article for SPZP-2000

U Myo Myint Sein (A58)

  • First batch of Architecture Graduates in Burma
  • Studied Masters at the University of Michigan
  • Retired as Professor and Head of Architecture Department

Dr. San Hla Aung (C58)

  • Had to wait one year after Matriculation, because he was under age.
  • Graduated at the Top of his class.
  • Joined the Civil Engineering Department as Assistant Lecturer.
  • Studied MS at MIT.
  • Promoted to Lecturer.
  • After retirement, moved to USA.
  • Completed Doctorate at Tulane University, New Orleans
  • Retired as Professor of Practice
  • Served as Line Judge at RUBC Regattas
  • President, RIT Swimming
  • President, RIT Rowing
  • Wrote article about his student days for “RIT Alumni International Newsletter”

U Htin Paw (EE58, GBNF)

  • MS from Michigan
  • President, BEA
  • President, TBSA

U Ba Nyunt (EE58)

  • MS
  • Transferred to MOC
  • Spouse : Daw May Su (Phy)

Matriculation in 1959

  • Dr. Frankie Ohn (SPHS, Physics) stood First in Burma. Sold his company in Southern California.
    Brothers : U Tin Nyo, Dr. Tin Bo, Dr. Tin Mo, Dr. Tin Wa
  • Dr. Shewan Lee (SPHS, Chemistry) stood Second in Burma.
  • Dr. Than Nwe Aung (SPHS) stood Third in Burma.
  • Rocky (SPHS), younger brother of Koon Yin Chu, was Joint Fourth with U Oo Tha (Mathematics)

Fledgling Sayas in 1959

U Tin Hlaing (M59, GBNF)

  • Received MS from Purdue University
  • Head of Agricultural Engineering (Sub-department of Mechanical Engineering)
  • Managed Universities Hockey Team
  • Sadly he could not get access to a Dialysis Machine
    The Passport to have medical treatment abroad was delayed

U San Tun (M59)

  • Received MS from MIT
  • Head of Automobile Engineering (Sub-department of Mechanical Engineering)
  • Past President, BEA (predecessor of BAPS)
  • Took trip with Sayagyi U Aung Khin to China
    Host : Saya U Kyaw Myint (Auto64) working for UN

U Myo Kyi (EE59)

  • Most senior (with Dr. Ba Lwin) among the EE sayas that are alive

Dr. Ba Lwin (EE59)

  • Most senior (with U Myo Kyi) among the EE sayas that are alive

Dr. Chris Lee (L Tin Htun, EE59)

  • Past President, BASES
  • Worked on Space Shuttle Project

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