Proj 2

Class of 1958 *

There were 30+ students in Civil58 Class including

  • Saya Allen Htay (GBNF)
  • Saya Dr. Win Thein (GBNF)
  • Saya Dr. San Hla Aung
  • U Khin Maung Win (Sid, GBNF)
  • Oscar Sharazee.
  • Saya Allen Htay (C58) was the Leader of the San Francisco Bay Area Alumni Group, which established RIT Alumni International and organized the First RIT Grand Reunion And Saya Pu Zaw Pwe in October 2000.
    Saya and Ma Ma Mu hosted a Dinner at Castro, Mountain View to welcome Ko Daniel Tint Lwin (M69, Singapore).
  • Dr. Win Thein (C58) retired as Professor of Civil Engineering.
    He had check up and Medical treatment in Bangkok.
    He passed away in Yangon.
  • Dr. San Hla Aung (C58) retired as Professor of Practice from Tulane University at the tender age of 80.
    He was President of RIT Swimming Association and RIT Rowing Association).
    He served as Line Judge at RUBC Regattas.
    He paid respect to Saya U Ba Than during his visits to Yangon.
  • U Myo Myint Sein (A58) is from the First Batch of Architects.
    He retired as Professor of Architecture.
    He moved to USA and continued practicing, lecturing and writing.
    He attended Norcal RITAA Annual Dinner as an Honored Guest a few years back (before the pandemic).
  • e received MS from Michigan University.
    He worked at UBARI and EI before moving to the USA.
    He is Founding Member and Past President of BEA.
    He is Past President of TBSA.
    Spouse : Daw Eileen (GBNF)
    Son : Dr. Barry Paw (GBNF)
    Siblings : U Tun Thein (A67), Mother of Robert Hla Thein (M72)
  • Saya U Ba Nyunt (EE58) moved to MOC.
    Spouse : Sayama Daw May Su (Physics, GBNF)

Mini-reunion of the Class of 58 at SPZP-2000

  • Saya U Myo Myint Sein (A58)
  • Saya Allen Htay (C58, GBNF)
  • Saya Dr. San Hla Aung (C58)
  • Mr. Oscar Shazaree (C58)
  • Saya U Htin Paw (EE58, GBNF)
  • Saya U Ba Nyunt (EE58)

Architecture 1958

Saya 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
  • See related posts

Civil 1958

Group Photo of C58
Provided by Saya Dr. San Hla Aung and Saya Allen Htay

Class of C58

Sitting: (1) U Pu (2) Dr. Aung Gyi (3) U Min Wun (4) U Ba Hli (5) Mr. Redpath (6) U Ngwe Thein (7) Mr. Eswara (8) Mr. Num Kock

1st Row: (1) Khin Maung (2) Than Aung (3) Htay Aung (4) Khin Maung Lwin (5) Kyaw Tin (6) Win Thein (7) Chit Pe (8) Shwe Tun Maung (9) Win Maung (10) Thein Lwin (11) Tun Yi (12) Than Pe

2nd Row: (1) V. Kumar (2) Kyaw Hoe (3) Allen Htay (4) Ba Hnin Chit (5) Kyaw Mya (6) Kyaw Din (7) Irwin Myaing (8) Chit Aye (9) Maung Maung (10) Nolan Wu (11) Morgan Singar

3rd Row: (1) Patrick George (2) Oscar Shirazee (3) Hla Shwe (4) Aung Par Thein (5) Saw Lwin (6) San Hla Aung (7) Shwe Win (8) Douglas Hoe (9) Sidney Chen

Irwin Myaing (C58)

  • He was from St. Patrick’s HS, Moulmein

U Aung Par Thein (C58)

  • DG of Irrigation (Retired)
  • He was from Mudon

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.
  • MS from MIT.
  • Promoted to Lecturer.
  • After retirement, moved to USA.
  • Doctorate from 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”


Posted by Nan Khin Nwe

ဆရာကြီးဒေါက်တာစံလှအောင်Dr San Hla Aung (1958-Civil) မိသားစု၊ USA မှ All Batches Civil (2020) ဆရာကန်တော့ပွဲ တွင် တပည့်များကန်တော့ကြသော ကန်တော့ငွေတစ်သိန်းငါးသောင်းကျပ်တိတိ(150,000 ks) ကို RIT အငြိမ်းစား ဆရာဆရာမ များ ကျန်းမာရေးစောင့်ရှောက်ရန်အတွက်စွယ်တော်ရိပ် ဖောင်ဒေးရှင်း ကို ပြန်လှူဒါန်းပေးလိုက်ပါတယ်ရှင့်သာဓုသာဓုသာဓု ပါဆရာကြီးနှင့်မိသားစု ကိုယ်စိတ်နှစ်ဖြာကျန်းမာချမ်းသာ ကြပါစေရှင့်

Allen Htay (C58, GBNF)

  • Joined the Civil Engineering Department as Assistant Lecturer.
  • MS from Harvard University
  • Also attended courses at MIT
  • Promoted to Lecturer.
  • After retirement, moved to USA.
  • Co-founder and President
    RIT Alumni International
  • “Brother, can you afford US$500”
    Article for SPZP-2000
  • See related posts

Dr. Win Thein (C58)

  • Retired Professor of Civil Engineering

Electrical 1958

  • Per request of Dr. Freddie Ba Hli (Director General of UBARI and Part-time saya at the Electrical Engineering Department, his son U Htay Aung (Victor, EC80) provided the Class Photo of EE58.
  • U Htay Aung is the nephew pf Saya U Sein Hlaing (EE Professor)
  • Sayagyi U Ba Hli was the first native Dean of Engineering. He also taught Civil Engineering classes.
  • Saya U Kyaw Tun is an early saya at the EE Department.
  • Saya U Tin Swe retired as Lecturer.
    In the early days, EE Department had a single professor.
    Many years later, EC (Electronics) and EP (Power) would become separate Departments with their own Professors.
  • U Maung Maung (UBARI) taught part time.
  • Mr. Redpath (UK) and Dr. Calder (USA) were non-Burmese sayas.
  • U Ba Than taught Mechanical Engineering subjects.
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U Htin Paw (EE58, GBNF)

  • Won two Gold Medals at the RU Convocation in 1958.
  • Since the Endowment could not cover the rising cost of Gold, his family had to contribute K300 for the “true” Gold Medals.
  • Joined the Faculty of Engineering as Assistant Lecturer.
  • Studied for his Masters at the University of Michigan (under the UBARI scholarship).
  • Upon his return, he taught part time at the EE Department while working for UBARI
  • Transferred to the Electrical Inspectorate.
  • Moved to USA.
  • Past President of TBSA (Theravada Buddhist Society of America)
  • Co-founder and President of BEA (Burmese Engineers Association).
  • Son : Dr. Barry Paw (MD, Ph.D, GBNF)
  • Brother : U Tun Thein (A67)
  • Nephews : U Hla Thein (Robert, M72)
  • Wrote a series of articles for “RIT Alumni International Newsletter”

U Ba Nyunt (EE58)

  • Joined the Faculty of Engineering as Assistant Lecturer
  • Did further studies in the USA.
  • Upon return to Burma, Saya transferred to BOC/MOC.
  • Spouse : Daw May Su (Physics, GBNF)
  • In 2000, visited USA to see his daughter and grand child.
  • Attended SPZP-2000

U Aung Pe ( EE 58)

  • Lt Col. DI ( Retired)
  • Source : U Aye (M62, HIC/FAO/UN(Retired))


  • U Aye (M62) provided Information about Irwin Myaing (C58), U Aung Par Thein (C58)

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