Lingnan University presents first Distinguished Alumni Service Award to four alumni for their significant contributions to the University and society

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Issue No. 83 Dec 2018

Distinguished Alumni Service Award

Since its re-establishment in Hong Kong in 1967, Lingnan University has transformed from a post-secondary college with 100 students to a top 10 liberal arts college in Asia and nurtured over 26,000 graduates. In celebration of its golden jubilee, Lingnan launches the first Distinguished Alumni Service Award in 2018. The award is set up to recognise the distinguished professional or scholastic achievements of its alumni, and their services and contributions to the University and/ or society. Moreover, the University hopes to motivate students to take these eminent awardees as their role models and learn from their enlightening experience and successful stories.


The first Distinguished Alumni Service Award will be presented to The Most Reverend Dr Paul KWONG (English), Mr Allister NG Kwai-Hang (Sociology), Mr Henry SAM Chien-Man (Business Administration) and Dr Herman YAU Lai-To (Cultural Studies). The Award Presentation Ceremony will be held at the Ballroom of The Langham, Hong Kong on 21 January 2019.


The Selection Committee for this year’s award was chaired by Council Chairman Mr Rex AUYEUNG Pak-Kuen, JP and comprised members including President Leonard K CHENG, BBS, JP; Council Member Prof LAU Chi-Pang, JP; Prof Grace LAU Yin-Ping, Professor of Department of Chinese; Dr William LEUNG Yin-Yat, Chairman of Lingnan University Alumni Association (Hong Kong); Mr Roger LUK Koon-Hoo, BBS, JP, Former Managing Director and Deputy Chief Executive of Hang Seng Bank; Prof Pauline NG Man-Wah, SBS, Founder of and Former Secretary General of the Legislative Council Secretariat; Mr Albert SU Yau-On, Chief Executive of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals and Mr Patrick WONG Chi-Kwong, Chairman of Lingnan Education Organization.


The nominee for the award must be a graduate of Lingnan University (or its forerunner Lingnan College since 1967). Each nominee must be proposed by a nominator and seconded by two supporters who are either a graduate of Lingnan University (or its forerunner Lingnan College since 1967); or a current/ former Council Member, Court Member or an Honorary Court Member; or an Honorary Graduate or Honorary Fellow; or a current full-time staff member of Lingnan University. The Selection Committee considers the suitability of the nomination based on one or more of the following criteria: contribution or service to the community and/ or to the field of his/ her profession, contribution or service to Lingnan University and positive impact of his/ her contributions on the University.


Please click here for biographies of the Distinguished Alumni Service Award recipients.

Archbishop Paul Kwong  Mr Allister Ng

The Most Reverend Dr Paul KWONG                      Mr Allister NG Kwai-Hang

Mr Henry Sam  Dr Herman Yau