At the Lingnan University Awards Presentation Ceremony 2014 on 14 April, 585 awards and scholarships totalling about HK$11 million were presented to 390 students in recognition of their outstanding academic and personal achievements. Mr Adrian Cheng, Executive Director and Joint General Manager of New World Development Company Limited, was invited to be the officiating guest of honour.
Anthony So Chun-hin, a Year-three BBA (Hons) in Marketing student, received the Most Distinguished Student of the University Award this year for his excellent academic performance and outstanding community service. Born to a grassroots family and raised by his grandparents, Anthony had resolved to work hard for success since he was very young. At Lingnan, Anthony not only focuses on his academic study but also actively participates in different kinds of activities and takes up leadership roles as an executive committee member of the Business Administration Society, the External Vice-President of the ICAC Ambassador Scheme, a Lingnan Education Organization Ambassador and a peer mentor of the University. Anthony wishes to join the ICAC upon graduation to promote anti-corruption. He also received the Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarship and was on the President’s List in 2011/12. Speaking at the ceremony, Anthony advised his fellow students to seize every opportunity and “sacrifice enjoyment to enjoy the sacrifice”.
Chow Shuk-yan, a Year-three Social Sciences (Hons) in Contemporary Social Issues and Policy Stream student, received the Student Award of the Dr and Mrs James Tak Wu Awards for Outstanding Service 2013/14. Over the past three years, Shuk-yan has devoted herself to serving deprived groups and the elderly by participating in the “Distributing Hot Soups Service Programme” organised by the Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council’s Fu Tai Neighbourhood Elderly Centre. She was a volunteer mentor of the “Dare to Dream – Big Brothers and Sisters Volunteer Service Project” organised by the Student Services Centre of the University, offering guidance and care to children whose family members were suffering from cancer. Shuk-yan has played an active role in organising the “We are Together” service programme of the Hong Kong Outstanding Tertiary Students’ Services Association to coach teenagers from Tin Shui Wai for healthy personal growth. She has also shared her service experiences with fellow students and other institutions as a representative of the Office of Service-Learning of Lingnan.