31 October, 2013
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Lingnan University held the Honorary Fellowship Presentation Ceremony 2013 on 21 October. The Hon Bernard Charnwut Chan, Chairman of the University Council, conferred honorary fellowships on Mr James Chen; Mrs Sophie Leung Lau Yau-fun, GBS, JP; Prof Anna Pao Sohmen, SBS; Mr Tang Shu-wing and Prof Tang Yunwei, in recognition of their distinguished achievements in their respective fields and valuable contributions to the well-being of the community.

In her address at the ceremony on behalf of all honorary fellows, Prof Sohmen said that from years of experience in business and education, she had come to a conclusion that the essence of education is to teach our next generation how to think, learn and live. Ironically, pure dissemination of knowledge in this Age of Knowledge is irrelevant. She stressed the importance of a liberal arts education and whole-person development, whereby sports, art and music are as important as information gathering. The learning of languages, critical thinking, analytical thinking and creative skills ultimately better equips our youngsters for survival.

Prof Pao wished Lingnan continued success and promised to endeavour to make further contribution to education, to Hong Kong and to Mainland China.

To review the citations of each honorary fellow, please go to: http://www.ln.edu.hk/news/20131021/honorary_fellowships_2013.