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Alumnus Dr. Yanyong Phataralaoha donates 2 million Baht for AIT Library

Prominent alumnus and Graduation Speaker at AIT’s 123rd graduation, Colonel Yanyong Phataralaoha, D.Eng., has donated 2 million Baht towards the AIT Library Modernization. He handed over the donation to AIT President Prof. Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai on 22 May 2015, shortly after the AIT Graduation ceremony.

Alumnus Dr. Yanyong Phataralaoha  donates 2 million Baht for AIT Library

Dr. Yanyong Phataralaoha signing the cheque for the AIT Library Modernization.


This is the third donation by Dr. Yanyong to AIT.

Earlier, in December 2014, Dr. Yanyong, who is the Managing Director of Thai PIpe Co.Ltd., donated 2.256 million Baht towards three academic scholarships for students from Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar. The three Thai Pipe Industry Scholarships include full tuition and registration fees valued at THB 752,000. The bursaries are earmarked for Master’s degree candidates in the field of Water Engineering and Management at AIT’s School of Engineering and Technology. Established in 1963, Thai Pipe Industry Co. Ltd, has been Thailand’s major producer of PVC pipes and fittings.

In February 2015, Dr. Yanyong announced a full scholarship for a Bachelor’s degree graduate of Virginia Military Institute (VMI), USA, to study for a Master’s degree at AIT beginning in August 2015. It will be the first time in AIT’s history that a scholarship was earmarked for an American citizen.

Dr. Yanyong stressed the importance of donating and giving back to society in his Graduation Speech. “Have a sense of duty, honor, and doing the right thing. And when you succeed, give back. You will find happiness in giving back,” he said.


Dr. Yanyong Phataralaoha delivering the Graduation Speech at the 123rd Graduation of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).