World Deaf Leadership

The Nippon Foundation

Anthony Chong - Malaysia

Malaysia Flag

Name: Vee Yee Chong

Country: Malaysia

Field of Study: Deaf Studies with Concentration in Cultural Studies 

My name is Vee Yee Chong, and I am from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I received the WDL scholarship award in 2010 to study at Gallaudet University. I began pursuing my graduate degree in Deaf Studies with a concentration in Cultural Studies a year later and completed my degree requirements in the summer of 2014.

Due to Gallaudet's rich resources and unique cultural environment, it is the perfect place to nurture the passion that I have for Deaf people and their communities around the world.

In the future, I hope to use my knowledge in Linguistics, Deaf Studies, and Deaf Education to become a professor or a researcher at a university. This position will allow me to empower current and future generations of Deaf people in Malaysia. Now that I have a master's degree in Deaf Education from Gallaudet, I will be able to bring change to the Deaf community in Malaysia with the knowledge and expertise that only a Gallaudet education can provide.

There is a great need for the Deaf community in Malaysia to undergo significant changes in order to improve their quality of life and educational opportunities. Increasing awareness about the Malaysian Deaf community through research projects and academic articles is an important first step. Despite obstacles along the way, I hope to increase opportunities that will show people the infinite potential of Deaf people.

I owe a lot of gratitude to the Nippon Foundation for the opportunity to be able to study at Gallaudet and bring what I have learned back home to develop a better life for the Malaysian Deaf community.

About Gallaudet
Campus Photos
Clerc Center
Contact Us
Employment Opportunities
Fast Facts
Make an Online Gift
Maps & Directions
Media Inquiries
University Communications
Visitors Center
English Language Institute
Financial Aid
Graduate Admissions
Graduate Orientation
International Admissions
Professional Studies
Test Center
Undergraduate Admissions
Academics & Research
Archives/Deaf Collections
Career Center
Catalog & Course Info
General Studies
Graduate Programs
Honors Program
Office of Academic Quality
Professional Studies
Registrar's Office
Research Support and International Affairs
Undergraduate Majors
Campus Life
Bison Shop (bookstore)
Campus Activities
Food Services
Public Safety
Residence Life and Housing
Washington, D.C.
Tools & Resources
Campus Directory
Help Desk
Gallaudet Alert-subscribe
GU Press
Kellogg Conference Hotel
Maps & Directions
People @ Gallaudet
Shuttle Bus
Gallaudet University | 800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002
Copyright © 2016 Gallaudet University