Naming Ceremony of Cheung Ching Lan Diana Memorial Lecture Theatre
Welcoming address by Prof. Roland Chin
Ms. Jenny Ng addressed at the Ceremony
(From left) Mr. William Chan, BBS, JP, Ms. Jenny Ng, Ms. Celine Chan and Prof. Roland Chin
Guests and HKBU representatives posed for a group photo
The University recently received a generous donation of HK$3.5 million from The Estate of Cheung Ching Lan Diana in support of the University’s strategic development. In recognition of the donor’s generosity, a lecture theatre at the Wing Lung Bank Building for Business Studies was named the “Cheung Ching Lan Diana Memorial Lecture Theatre”. A naming ceremony officiated by Ms. Jenny Ng Ming Chun, MH, Executor of The Estate of Cheung Ching Lan Diana, and Professor Roland T. Chin, President and Vice-Chancellor, was held on 25 September 2020.
In his address, President Chin expressed his gratitude to The Estate of Cheung Ching Lan Diana for its contributions to the University. He also expressed his heartfelt appreciation to Mr. Charles Ng Ming Wah and Ms. Jenny Ng Ming Chun, Executors of The Estate of Cheung Ching Lan Diana, for their staunch support of education in Hong Kong during this unprecedented and challenging time.
Speaking at the ceremony, Ms. Jenny Ng shared that the late Ms. Diana Cheung Ching Lan was a benevolent philanthropist who had made generous contributions towards the education and medical sectors. “Ms. Cheung appreciated the University’s philosophy of whole person education and its commitment to nurturing outstanding talents for the benefit of the community”. She hoped that the donation will enable the University to implement its Institutional Strategic Plan and achieve its aspiration of becoming a leading liberal arts University in Asia for the world.
The ceremony was well attended by family members and friends of Ms. Diana Cheung. Other guests and HKBU representatives attending the ceremony included Mrs. Mary Suen, Director of the SML Group; Professor Guo Yike, Vice-President (Research and Development); Dr. Albert Chau, Vice-President (Teaching and Learning); Ms. Christine Chow, Vice-President (Administration) and Secretary; Professor Arthur Mak, Associate Vice-President (Student Experience); Professor Ricky Wong, Associate Vice-President (Teaching and Learning) cum Academic Registrar; Mr. Yeung Chee Kong, Associate Vice-President (Engagement); Professor Zhang Jianhua, Associate Vice-President (Global Research Collaboration); Professor Edward Snape, Dean of the School of Business; and Mrs. Lily Chan, Director of University Advancement and Secretary-General of the HKBU Foundation.
The Cheung Ching Lan Diana Memorial Lecture Theatre is located on the second floor of the Wing Lung Bank Building for Business Studies. Equipped with comprehensive audio and visual facilities, it is suitable for holding a variety of events such as lectures, seminars and other exchange activities.