Hla Min

Paying back to my alma mater *

  • I spent five years at RIT (from 1964 to 1969).
  • I spent 23 years (from 1999 to 2022) paying back to my alma mater and my mentors.
  • Thanks to my family members for their support.

1963

  • Received award given by SPHS for passing Matriculation (7th in Burma)
    Won Collegiate Scholarship
  • Attended the last ever I.Sc.(A) at Leik Khone
  • Senior Novices Runner-up at RUBC Monsoon Regatta
  • Attended RUBC 40th Anniversary Dinner at Kandawgyi
  • Received Full Green

1964 – 1969

  • Admitted to the first ever 2nd BE in November 1964.
  • Selected RIT Luyechun and attended the Summer LYC Camp at Inlay Khaung Daing.
  • Joint Secretary, Secretary & Magazine Committee, RIT EE Association
  • Treasurer and Vice Captain, RUBC
  • Editor, Newsletter published by RIT English Association
  • Started free lance writing (article, poem, translation …)

1970 – 1998

  • ​Generation Zero member of UCC
    Hardware & Software Engineer
    Senior Systems Programmer
    Manager, Business Applications
  • Senior Lecturer, Computer Science, DCS
  • Associate Professor, Software Technology, ICST
  • Worked for several high tech companies in Silicon Valley

1999

  • Started “RIT Alumni International Newsletter”
  • It started with the news and photos of some gatherings back in Burma. (a) 30th Anniversary of the Graduation of the Class of 69 [reported by Ko Daniel Tint Lwin and Ma Saw Yu Tint (Alice). (b) Mini-gathering with Sayagyi Dr. Aung Gyi and other sayas and senior alumni [reported by Saya U Soe Paing]

2000

  • SPZP-2000
    First RIT Grand Reunion and SPZP in San Francisco, USA
    Core Organizer
  • Commemorative web pages (thanks to KMZ)
  • Commemorative Issue of the Newsletterdor SPZP-2000
    by U Hla Min (Chief Editor) and team
    Composed “SAYA PUZAW PWE” poem
  • 64 Countdown to the Reunion posts
  • 36 Post-Reunion posts

2002

  • SPZP-2002
    Second RIT Grand Reunion and SPZP in Singapore
  • Commemorative Issue of “Swel Daw Yeik Sar Saung”
    by Saya U Moe Aung and team
    Reprinted my “SAYA PUZAW PWE” poem as Back Cover

2004

  • SPZP-2004
    Third RIT Grand Reunion and SPZP in Yangon
  • Mild earthquake did not rattle the attendees

2007

  • SPZP-2007
    Fourth RIT Grand Reunion and SPZP in Singapore
  • Commemorative Issue of “Swel Daw Yeik Sar Saung”
    by Saya U Moe Aung and team
    Contributed a poem “SWE DAW YEIK)

2010

  • SPZP-2010
    Fifth RIT Grand Reunion and SPZP in Singapore
  • Commemorative Issue of “Swel Daw Yeik Sar Saung”
    by Saya U Moe Aung and team
    Contributed an article : Sad and short clip — EE sayas

2012

  • SPZP-2012
    Sixth RIT Grand Reunion and SPZP in Yangon
    Traveled twice (in March and December) to help with the SPZP
  • True “Home Coming” in the Gyogone Campus
  • Special publication : History of University Engineering Education in Burma/Myanmar by Saya U Aung Hla Tun and team (Ko Ohn Khine and I prepared the supplemental CD for the book)
  • Special publication: Selected RIT Cartoons
  • Commemorative Issue of “Swel Daw Yeik Magazine” by U Saw Lin and team
  • Reprints: Limited number of RIT Annual Magazines

2013

  • Swel Daw Yeik Foundation
  • Contributions for various projects
  • Health care for the sayas and sayamas
  • “Saya Geha” as long term project
  • Contributing Editor
    RUBC 90th Anniversary Souvenir Magazine

2014

  • Shwe YaDu
  • 50th Anniversary of the opening of RIT in 1964
  • Planted 50 Swel Daw Bins
  • Commemorative Issue of “Swel Daw Yeik Magazine” by Saya U Moe Aung and team (Contributed an article : “Recollections of a 69er”)
  • Paved Shwe YaDu lane and set up Swel Daw Yeik benches
  • Translated Saya U Moe Aung’s Shwe YaDu poem

2016

  • RIT/YIT/YTU Alumni Association
    Life Member
  • SPZP-2016
    Seventh RIT Grand Reunion and SPZP in Yangon
  • 10000+ attendees
  • Free food and fun (all day and all night long)
  • Platinum Jubilee for the Class of 69
    Hosted by some 69ers for their friends (in their sunset)
  • Soonkway at Half Moon Bay Monastery (organized by U Maurice Chee)
    Received Alumni Appreciation Award from alumni worldwide
  • Annual Dinner by Northern California RIT Alumni Association
    Received plaque signed by Saya U Myat Htoo (Chair, BOD), U Kaung Kaung Oo (Gordon, President), and U Thaung Nyunt (Secretary)
  • Attended SPZP-2016 and Platinum Jubilee of the Class of 69

2017

  • Attended Post-SPZP2016 Gatherings
  • Award
    Distinguished Toastmaster

2018

  • Memories of UCC
    40+ posts
  • Trivia : 500+ posts (on going)
    Several readers said that the posts are more than Trivia
  • Archived newsletters and posts in my website
    hlamin.com

2019

  • Panelist, 5th Irrawaddy Literary Festival
  • Golden Jubilee, RIT 69ers
  • Attended several gatherings and Acariya Pu Zaw Pwes

2020

  • Invited to join the PSA 2020 Tour to Upper Burma
  • Broadcast Short talks (Videos)
    Archived in Facebook and Youtube
  • Moderator & Contributor
    RU Centennial Facebook Group

2021present

  • Revise articles
  • Write new articles
  • 3000+ articles
7th in Matriculation examination of 1963
Invitation to attend OPA Annual Dinner
RIT in 1964
Chief Editor, RIT Alumni Newsletter
With Steeve Kay (Multiple Golden Sponsor of SPZPs)
Alumni Appreciation Award (received for the second time)
Alumni Appreciation Award (received for the third time)
Memories of a 69er (published in Swel Daw Yeik Magazine in 2014)
SPZP-2016

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