Hong Kong Baptist University Foundation Dinner
Prof. Roland Chin shared his vision of education
Guests at the head table posed for a group photo
The Dinner was well received by the guests
Mr. William Leung (centre) presented a souvenir to students Gip Chan (right) and Tom Lee for their percussion performance
Chairman Cheng Yan Kee (left) presented a souvenir to Alumnus Ocean Yip for his saxophone performance
Student Gip Chan (right) won first prize in the Italy Percussion Competition (Timpani) last year
The Hong Kong Baptist University Foundation Dinner was held at the Happy Valley Clubhouse of The Hong Kong Jockey Club on 29 October 2015. It provided a joyful occasion for the University to express its gratitude to members of the Board of Governors, Honorary Trustees, Honorary Permanent Presidents and Honorary Presidents of the HKBU Foundation as well as supporters of the University for their generosity and staunch support over the years.
In his welcoming remarks, Dr. Wilfred Wong, GBS, JP, Chairman of the HKBU Foundation, said the unfailing support of our donors was rewarded by the outstanding academic and research achievements of the University. In the Research Assessment Exercise 2014 announced by the University Grants Committee in early 2015, HKBU topped the highest rating of four stars (i.e. “world leading” standard) in four areas, namely Chinese Medicine, Mathematics and Statistics, Geography, and Music, when compared with sister institutions.
Professor Roland T. Chin, President and Vice-Chancellor, praised the former Presidents for their tremendous contributions to the development of the University in the past six decades. As the fifth President, Professor Chin would follow the path of his predecessors to lead HKBU into a truly international, research-led liberal arts institution of high standing in the region.
The Dinner was well attended by around 110 distinguished guests including Mr. Cheng Yan Kee, BBS, JP, Mrs. Pamela Chan, BBS, JP and Mrs. Doreen Chan, Chairman, Deputy Chairman and Treasurer respectively of the Council and the Court; Dr. Lau Wah Sum, GBS, OBE, JP and Dr. Moses Cheng, GBS, OBE, JP, former Chairmen of the Council and the Court; Professor Albert Chan, JP, President Emeritus; Ir Dr. K.K. Wong, GBS, JP, Dr. Joseph Lee, GBS, JP and Dr. Ronald Lu, Vice-Chairmen of the Board of Governors; Dr. Simon Suen, JP, Co-Chairman of the Entrepreneur Committee; Mr. William Leung, BBS, JP, Chairman of the Alumni Committee; as well as Vice-Presidents, Associate Vice-Presidents and Deans.
The programme was enriched by music performances including percussion duet and saxophone solo by students and an alumnus. Their marvellous performances made it a thoroughly enjoyable evening for all the guests.
Since its inception in 2009, the HKBU Foundation has raised more than HK$1.1 billion and its membership has grown steadily from 131 to 553, making an impressive growth of more than three-fold. This is a testament to society's support for and recognition of the work of the University.