Hong Kong Baptist University Founders’ Day Reception
Mr. Cheng Yan Kee delivered his speech
Vote of thanks by Prof. Roland Chin
Mr. Cheng Yan Kee and Prof. Roland Chin presented a souvenir to Dr. Henry Fong
Mr. Cheng Yan Kee and Prof. Roland Chin presented HKBU Foundation Certificates to the Honorary Presidents
The University hosted a Founders’ Day Reception on 9 March 2018 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre to celebrate its 62nd anniversary. Officiating at the ceremony were Mr. Wong Yan Lung, Senior Counsel; Mr. Cheng Yan Kee, BBS, JP, Chairman of the Council and the Court; and Professor Roland T. Chin, President and Vice-Chancellor. Over 300 guests attended the reception, including government officials, Consuls General, Council and Court members, HKBU Foundation members, Honorary Doctorate and Fellowship recipients, alumni, staff, students and friends of the University.
In his welcoming remarks, Mr. Cheng Yan Kee thanked the audience for their support which led to the University’s many accomplishments. He gave an overview of the varied endeavours of HKBU, highlighting the academic, research and service projects that have gained commendation, recognition and support.
In his speech, Professor Roland T. Chin expressed that the recently renewed University Vision has charted the University to be a leading research-led liberal arts University in Asia for the world delivering academic excellence in a caring, creative global culture. He also thanked the University supporters, who have always been supporting the University with their caring heart and passion.
In recognition of the generosity of our valued donors, Mr. Cheng and Professor Chin presented a souvenir to the Honorary Trustee, and HKBU Foundation Certificates to the new Honorary Permanent Presidents and Honorary Presidents this year. The Honorary Trustee was Dr. Henry Fong Yuk Wah, SBS, MBE, JP, Chairman of the Fong Shu Fook Tong Foundation and the Fong’s Family Foundation. The new Honorary Permanent Presidents were Mr. Hung Kwong Yee, Chairman, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Ten Pao Group Holdings Limited; HKS Education Fund Limited; Laboratory JaneClare Limited; Logan Charitable Foundation; and Tan Siu Lin Foundation. The new Honorary Presidents included Mr. Lai Kin Hak; Mr. Tang Fung; Mr. Alfred Tang Kwai Chang; Ms. Esther Wong May Wai; and Prior Global Asset Management Group Limited. Since its inception in 2009, the HKBU Foundation has recorded impressive achievements in terms of both the donation amount and the number of members, making a significant contribution to the sustainable development of the University.
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