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First Distinguished Alumni Service Award Presentation Ceremony cum Appreciation Dinner

22 Jan 2019

First Distinguished Alumni Service Award Presentation Ceremony cum Appreciation dinner
Mr Rex Auyeung Pak-kuen, Chairman of the Council of Lingnan University (1st right) and Prof Leonard K Cheng, President of Lingnan University (1st left) take photo with four award recipients The Most Reverend Dr Paul Kwong (3rd right), Mr Allister Ng Kwai-Hang (2nd right), Mr Henry Sam Chien-Man (3rd left), Dr Herman Yau Lai-to (2nd left).
第一屆「傑出校友服務獎」頒獎典禮暨感謝晚宴
Guests take a group photo at the ceremony. [First row] Mr Rex Auyeung Pak-Kuen, Chairman of the Council of Lingnan University (3rd left), Prof Leonard K Cheng, President of Lingnan University (1st right), Four award recipients : The Most Reverend Dr Paul Kwong (4th right), Mr Allister Ng Kwai-Hang (3rd right), Mr Henry Sam Chien-Man (4th left), Dr Herman Yau Lai-to (2nd right), Members of the Selection Committee :, Mr Albert Su Yau-On (1st left), Mr Patrick Wong Chi-Kwong (2nd left)
[Back Row] Members of the Selection Committee : Prof Pauline Ng Man-Wah (3rd left), Dr William Leung (2nd left), Prof Lau Chi-Pang, (3rd right), Mr Simon Ip Shing-Hing, Deputy Council Chairman (4th right), Mrs Agnes Koon Woo Kam-Oi, Deputy Court Chairman (5th right), Ms Anthea Lo Wing-Sze, Treasurer of the Council (4th left), Dr Frank Law Sai-Kit, Chairman of Lingnan Club (2nd right), Prof Mok Ka-Ho, Vice President of Lingnan University (1st right), Mr Matthew Mo Nam-Kit, Director of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Affairs of Lingnan University (1st left)

Lingnan University organised the First Distinguished Alumni Service Award Presentation Ceremony cum Appreciation Dinner on 21 January 2019 at The Langham, Hong Kong, which was well attended by over 250 guests. The award was set up for recognising the distinguished professional or scholastic achievements of its alumni, and their services and contributions to the University or society. Moreover, the University is hoping to motivate the students to take these eminent awardees as their role models and learn from the enlightening experience and successful stories.

       

Award recipients of the first Distinguished Alumni Service Award include The Most Reverend Dr Paul KWONG, Archbishop of Hong Kong Anglican Church who has outstanding achievements in religious, community and educational fields; Mr Allister NG Kwai-Hang, preacher and Director of non-profit making organisations who has been dedicating his time and effort whole-heartedly to Christian ministry work and community service; Mr Henry SAM Chien-Man, founder of RCC (Contracting) Limited, who has actively participated Lingnan’s fundraising activities for many years and donated generously to support Lingnan’s development; and Dr Herman YAU Lai-To, an experienced film director, who is committed to help foster the next generation’s pursuits in film, culture and art.
 

Mr Rex AUYEUNG Pak-Kuen, Council Chairman of Lingnan University mentioned in his welcome remarks that Lingnan University “has firmly embraced its motto ‘Education for Service’, nurturing generations of students who have proceeded to numerous careers and professions with commitment to serving the society.”  He also said that many quality nominations of diverse background for this Award were received and it was not an easy task for the Selection Committee to select the best candidates. Mr AUYUENG also remarked that the award recipients “possess a common DNA of Lingnanian : the Lingnan Spirit of passion, loyalty, perseverance and serving, which we try to impart to our students.”

 

Prof Leonard K CHENG, President of Lingnan University remarked in his address that he was very impressed by the great support of the distinguished alumni  given to the campaigns and initiatives of the University and their commitment in serving our society. “The four award recipients we honour today will not only serve as role models for all Lingnanians but also help foster a sense of pride among the Lingnan community.”   Appreciation Dinner was also held at the same occasion in honour of  the donors and supporters of the University.  Prof CHENG expressed his gratitude to them.  “Without their generous and unfailing support, many of our ideas and plans could not have been realised.” 

 

Success of the event was made possible by the generous support of the Lingnanians who have keenly participated in organising this Distinguished Alumni Service Award, including former and current members of the Council and the Court, alumni, faculty, staff and community leaders, as well as members of the Selection Committee, Prof Leonard K CHENG , President of Lingnan University, Prof LAU Chi-Pang, Professor of Lingnan University, Prof Grace LAU Yin-Ping, Professor of Lingnan University, Dr William LEUNG Yin-Yat, Chairman of Lingnan University Alumni Association (Hong Kong), Mr Roger LUK Koon-Hoo, Former Managing Director and Deputy Chief Executive of Hang Seng Bank, Prof Pauline NG Man-Wah, 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.