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Lingnan University to confer honorary fellowships upon four distinguished individuals

26 Sep 2018

Lingnan University will confer honorary fellowships upon four distinguished individuals in recognition of their outstanding achievements in their respective professions and valuable contributions to the well-being of society.


The honorary fellowship recipients are Ms Candy CHEA Shuk-Mui, Mr Larry KWOK Lam-Kwong, SBS, JP, Dr the Hon LAM Ching-Choi, BBS, JP and Ms Helena LO Yin-Ying (LAW Lan), MH.


A ceremony will be held at Chan Tak Tai Auditorium, Lingnan University on 11 October 2018 (Thursday) to confer the honorary fellowships.


Biographies of the honorary fellowship recipients:


Ms Cany Chea Shuk-muiMs Candy CHEA Shuk-Mui


Ms CHEA Shuk-Mui, an awardee of the “Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award”, is a veteran broadcaster who has hosted countless popular radio programmes over the past decades, including Morning Suite, Dreams Come True and Footprints in the Old Days, all of which told uplifting stories and received high ratings from radio audiences.  Because of her distinguished performance, Ms Chea was elected as “The Most Popular DJ” in Hong Kong for eight consecutive years.  She also won numerous awards such as “Radio Broadcasting's Most Outstanding Performing Artist Gold Award” from the Hong Kong Performing Artistes Guild, “New Women's Awards” from Asia Television, etc.


Although Ms Chea had a difficult childhood, and the process of pursuing her dreams was not all smooth sailing, she has been striving forward bravely and valuing very much the needs of the disadvantaged.  She takes part in voluntary works of various charities and has received many awards.  To name only a few, these include the “Yan Oi Tong Outstanding Charitable Artist Award”, “Excellent Social Contribution Award” from the Regeneration Society and “Hong Kong Volunteer Award”, the “Chief Executive’s Commendation for Community Service” and “The Secretary for Home Affairs' Commendation”.  Ms Chea later serves as the Founding Chairperson of the Hong Kong Volunteer Awardees Society, as a role model to motivate others to participate in voluntary works.


Mr Larry Kwok Lam-KwongMr Larry KWOK Lam-Kwong, SBS, JP


Mr Larry KWOK Lam-Kwong, founding partner of Kwok Yih & Chan, has been serving in the legal profession for nearly 40 years.  Mr Kwok was honoured by a number of international legal publications as a leading lawyer, and was recognised by the Asian Legal Business as among the 100 hottest lawyers in China.  In addition, he was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star and the Silver Bauhinia Star in 2008 and 2017 respectively.    


Mr Kwok has not only contributed to his profession extensively, but also achieved a remarkable record of leadership in public service.  Since 2012, he has been serving as Chairman of the Transport Advisory Committee.  He also held key positions on numerous Government boards and committees.  To note a few, he was appointed Convenor of the Disciplinary Appeals Committee of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Chairman of the Traffic Accident Victims Assistance Advisory Committee, Chairman of the Appeal Board of the Criminal and Law Enforcement Injuries Compensation Boards, Vice-Chairman of the Consumer Council and Chairman of the Independent Police Complaints Council.  He has made valuable contributions to a variety of fields by protecting the rights of the public.


Dr the Hon Lam Ching-choiDr the Hon LAM Ching-Choi BBS, JP


Dr LAM Ching-Choi is the Chief Executive Officer of the Haven of Hope Christian Service (Haven of Hope).  He is also Chairman of the Elderly Commission and the Community Investment and Inclusion Fund, and an unofficial member of the Executive Council.  Dr Lam grew up in poverty and entered the medical profession through hard work, and later became the medical director of Evangel Hospital.  Shaped by his childhood experience, Dr Lam has dedicated himself to public service.  It is his firm conviction that reaching out to the community can bring about real changes.  Therefore, he has been leading the Haven of Hope to launch the community outreach programmes, which set an excellent example for the social welfare sector.


Acting as the bridge between the community and the policymakers, Dr Lam has fostered communication among different parties and solved problems for them over the years.  From 2004 to 2010, he also served as member of Lingnan University’s Council, and contributed significantly to the governance and development of the University.


Ms Helena Lo Yin-ying (Law Lan)Ms Helena LO Yin-Ying (LAW Lan), MH


Ms Helena LO Yin-Ying, commonly known as LAW Lan, is one of the most prolific and respected actresses in Hong Kong.  Since entering the film industry in the 1950s, Ms Lo has appeared in over 100 films.  Stepping into 1970s, Ms Lo started her career in the television industry, playing a myriad of iconic characters with her acting talents.


From 1990s onwards, Ms Lo has received a wide range of recognition.  She was nominated twice for Best Supporting Actress in the Hong Kong Film Awards, for playing the role of “Dragon Madam” (a psychic who can communicate with the spirits).  In 2000, her role in the film Bullets Over Summer earned her the Best Actress Award at the 19th Hong Kong Film Awards.  Her outstanding contributions to the Hong Kong film and television industry were further acknowledged in 2002 and 2013 when the Television Broadcasts Limited bestowed the “Life Achievement Award” and the “Most Competitive Actor in the Profession” to her respectively.