RIT Memories

“Doctor” Tin Aung Win

Dear Ko Hla Min,

I really do like reading your profile of past alumni. It is inspiring as well as very informative. I would like to suggest that you make it a regular feature, maybe in the future. I know you guys are really busy now and do admire for the time and energy you can give to the cause. You all have done a very good job and have my sincere best wishes. Thank you again to all of you.

I’m in awe of many alumni with PhDs and so on. However, I earned my doctorate a very long time ago. In fact, I believe I’m the only one who first got a doctorate before the first degree. I’ll let you in on the secret. It was back in the late 60’s when I was dating Sanda (daughter of the late Saya U Kyaw Tun). Although I was never in Sayagyi’s class, when he was lecturing, he would tell his class that he has two daughters and that he would only marry them off to someone whom has a Ph.D. From then on, whenever we were together and walking along the corridors, someone would say, “here comes Dr. Tin Aung Win”.

As I am leaving Sydney with my wife Sanda (Dorothy) on the 9th of October, 2000, I’m going to miss your countdown series. However, I have printed out most of them, which will enable me to read on the long flight to SF. I’ll be spending time in some countries before I hit SF on the 27th of Oct, and for the mega reunion on the 28th.

Tin Aung Win


Saya U Kyaw Tun (President of RIT EE Association)
  • Sayagyi joined the faculty in 1948.
    He is a saya of our sayas (including Saya U Sein Hlaing and Saya U Tin Swe).
  • Saya’s elder daughter Elizabeth Kyaw Tun was my primary school friend.
    She received her Ph.D. in English in 1994 and worked at Indiana University and/or Purdue University.

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