CityU confers Honorary Fellowships on three distinguished persons
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Three distinguished persons were conferred the title of Honorary Fellow of City University of Hong Kong (CityU) in recognition of their distinctive contributions to the development of, or service to, the University and the community.
The recipients are:
§ Dr The Hon Chiang Lai-wan, Chairman of C & L Holdings Ltd
§ Mr Kenneth Koo, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TCC Group
§ Mr Lau Ming-wai, Vice-Chairman of Chinese Estates Holdings Ltd
Dr Norman Leung Nai-pang, Pro-Chancellor, Mr Herman Hu Shao-ming, Council Chairman, and Professor Way Kuo, University President, officiated at the ceremony, which was held on 16 October.
In his welcoming address, Mr Hu thanked the Honorary Fellows on behalf of the University for their unstinting support and wise counsel.
“We have been very fortunate to have the friendship and support of our Honorary Fellows, and the entire campus has benefitted from their significant contributions,” he said. “With the support of these distinguished individuals and the concerted effort of the faculty, staff, students, alumni and associates, the University has made great progress and achievements and has significantly contributed to the higher education sector. Our academic strengths have been reflected in the world rankings, which continue to improve.”
He also said he was pleased to see CityU’s smooth transition to the new and highly unique Discovery-enriched Curriculum, which will give young people on campus an exciting opportunity to create and communicate new knowledge to the rest of the world.
Dr Chiang addressed the assembly on behalf of the Honorary Fellows. “We have seen the campus expand to make more space for teaching and learning through the creation of new buildings. We have seen generations of students graduate from high-impact programmes taught by world-class international and local faculty. And what is even more exciting is that, like many of you here today, I sense that this is only the beginning of a bright future for CityU,” she said.