Student Residence Hall named after Dr Lee Shau-kee

Jenny Kwan

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City University of Hong Kong (CityU) named Student Residence Hall 6 after Dr Lee Shau-kee, Chairman and Managing Director of Henderson Land Group, at a ceremony on 12 September in appreciation of Dr Lee's contribution to the development of CityU and the education sector.

 

As a prominent entrepreneur and philanthropist, Dr Lee's visionary business leadership has been widely recognized and he has been awarded honorary doctorates and honorary fellowships by various local and overseas universities. Dr Lee has shown support to the development of the education sector and the nurturing of youngsters in Hong Kong, on the mainland and overseas continuously for decades.

 

Speaking at the Lee Shau-kee Hall naming ceremony, Mr Chung Shui-

ming, Chairman of the University Council of CityU, encouraged the students to model themselves upon Dr Lee, especially his positive thinking and philanthropism. "I appreciate Dr Lee's generous support to the educational sector and his commitment in nurturing youngsters, not only financially, but also through sharing his experience and way of life with them," Mr Chung said.

 

Dr Lee said, "CityU is committed to providing quality education. I believe that, with the guidance of Mr Chung and Professor Chang, CityU will scale a new height and turn out more outstanding professionals!"

 

Professor H K Chang, President of CityU, expressed his deep thanks to Dr Lee for his generous support to CityU and the education sector. "Dr Lee regards making donations to the education sector as a high-return investment. He believes that turning out brilliant youngsters will be a weal to the society at large, benefiting more people," Professor Chang said.

 

"My gratitude goes particularly to Dr Lee's attendance today to share his successful experience with us," Professor Chang added.

 

Ms Louise Zhanglu, a student representative from Lee Shau-kee Hall and a year 3 student of CityU's Faculty of Business, presented Dr Lee with a calligraphy created at the ceremony. She chose the Chinese character 「毅」 to pay tribute to Dr Lee's contribution to the education sector. "The Chinese character「毅」means 'persistence and decisiveness', which truly describes Dr Lee's attitude towards life," Louise said.

 

Lee Shau-kee Hall was first used as students' residence in June 2004 and it houses some 350 students. The Hall established its hall-based scholarships in

2004-05, the first one among all CityU's students residence. These scholarships aim to award students with outstanding academic performance, a balanced personal development and contributions to the Hall.

 

Located at Cornwall Street, CityU Student Residence has nine blocks of residential buildings, providing accommodation for some 2,800 students. They were built in three phases. Planning is underway for construction of phase four buildings. Expected to be completed in 2010, they will provide 700 more beds, ready to meet the increased demands resulted from the implementation of a four-year undergraduate curriculum and the increase of more international students.

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