To mark the achievements of our alumni, WKWSCI has launched the inaugural WKWSCI Impact Awards and Emerging Star Awards as part of our 25th anniversary celebrations in 2017
The WKWSCI Impact Awards recognise alumni whose achievements influence society, industry or a social cause.
The WKWSCI Emerging Star Awards recognise meritorious achievements of alumni in the early stages of their career.
WKWSCI IMPACT AWARDS
Director of Corporate Communications, National Council of Social Service
Class of 2011
Pearlyn’s career spanned across media, healthcare, social and transport sectors including stints at Mediacorp and PSA Corporation. She built her expertise in marketing social causes at the Health Promotion Board; pioneering the ‘I Quit’ campaign, which helped reduce youth smoking prevalence; overseeing public communications for H1N1 flu pandemic supporting the Ministry of Health, building industry partnerships, and promoting various messages in creative ways to nudge healthy lifestyle behaviours among Singaporeans.
Her belief in the importance of building a strong in-house team and agency partnerships led to HPB winning the Most Effective Advertiser at the Singapore EFFIE Awards and top ranking in EFFIES Effectiveness Index in the government/non-profit/public service category (Asia Pacific).
As Director, Corporate Communications at the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) currently, she led the strategic planning and implementation of the ‘See the true me’ public education campaign, improving public attitudes towards persons with disabilities. She also oversees the ‘Beyond the label’ (BTL) campaign to tackle mental health stigma in Singapore. The BTL social experiment video resonated so well with Singaporeans, it ranked number one on Youtube channel in the second half of 2018, exceeding views of the iPhone XS commercial. The campaign also won several marketing, media and PR awards.
Co-Lead (Early Childhood Development), Lien Foundation
Co-founder, SUPERHERO ME
Class of 2007
Jean practices social advocacy, creative arts and community mobilisation to assemble projects that push for progress on inclusive education and equality in early childhood. Before she joined the Lien Foundation, Jean was a community artist who co-founded SUPERHERO ME, an inclusive arts movement that focuses on fostering social interaction between children of different needs. Her responsibilities include planning strategic public outreach events, managing partnerships with schools, government bodies and art institutions, and planning Superhero Me’s advocacy content creation. She mentors a network of creatives and growing community of 80 art facilitators to confidently work with the special needs community and adopt an inclusive approach in their work. For her commitment to inclusion through the arts, Jean was recently conferred the Singapore Youth Award 2018.
At Lien Foundation, Jean works with partners to co-create new models of services and advocacy to change the game for children from special needs and less privileged communities. Some of her favourite projects include Kindling Inclusion, a documentary on Kindle Garden, Singapore’s first inclusive preschool and Making Every Preschool Inclusive, a 3-year capability development project enabling early childhood educators and early interventionists to develop an inclusive teaching practice together. Building on her training as a photojournalist, Jean found her calling in community arts through projects with the National Arts Council. Her interest has shifted to capability building, where she trains for social service practitioners, educators and arts institutions.
WKWSCI EMERGING STAR AWARDS
Radio Presenter and Producer, 987FM
Class of 2014
Kimberly propelled into spotlight in 2011 when she participated in Mediacorp’s talent search So You Wanna Be a DJ along with 400 other contestants and eventually won it. Kimberly then landed her first full-time gig on air with 987FM’s “The Happy Ending”.
Today, Kimberly is a familiar voice to the nation on weekday mornings on 987FM’s “Get Up with Gerald & Kim”. Beyond being a radio presenter and producer, Kimberly also regularly hosts various events on and off screen. A celebrity in her own right, Kimberly is also an actress and producer for various TV series.
Executive Producer, OHBOY! Pictures
Class of 2012
Jeremy is the founder of OHBOY! Pictures Pte Ltd, a video production house that he established in 2012 immediately after graduation and operated out of his own home. Over the years, OHBOY has grown to a team of 15, with a portfolio of over 250 corporate and promotional videos.
As both executive producer and director, Jeremy is not only responsible for the overall growth of the company and the development of its staff, but also creatively helms many video projects of his own. To date, he has created content for a variety of clients, ranging from non-profit organizations to multinational corporations, and has directed people from all walks of life including Hollywood stars, political figures, local artists and the disadvantaged.
With minimal work experience apart from his internship during university days, Jeremy has had to forge his own path as a creative and as a leader over the past 7 years. He believes in sharing his experience with his juniors, and has occasionally returned to WKWSCI to mentor students working on their Final Year Projects.