Due recognition for Brother Vincent

HARDLY an adult at the age of 20, Irish lad Vincent J. Corkery set sail on the Peninsular & Orient S.S. Carthage for Malaya, half a world away, in 1948.

Leaving his family in Millstreet Town (Liscahane), a little known place in Cork County, Ireland, he was about to embark on his first teaching post as a La Salle Brother.

Since then, the former Brother Director of St Michael’s Institution Ipoh has continued to lead an active role in the development of local education.

In recognition of his contribution, Brother Vincent was conferred the Dato’ Paduka Mahkota Perak (DPMP) award, which carries the title Datuk, by the Sultan of Perak Sultan Azlan Shah in April this year.
Sterling service: Brother Vincent with the Datuk Paduka Mahkota Perak award from the Sultan of Perak Sultan Azlan Shah.

He recalled that he had to travel for three weeks on a ship when he first came to the country.

“We would port at different places for two to three days. Our first stop was at Port Said, and then on to the Suez Canal, [read more …] “Due recognition for Brother Vincent”