Lingnan University held the Awards Presentation Ceremony 2013 on 15 April, with Mr Rex Auyeung, Deputy Council Chairman of the University and President of Principal Financial Group – Asia, as the officiating guest of honour. This year, 429 scholarships and awards totalling about HK$9.7 million were presented to 315 students in recognition of their outstanding academic and personal achievements.
Mr Auyeung expressed his deep appreciation to all the donors for their generous support and encouraged the awardees to continue with the caring spirit as demonstrated by the donors and extend it further to the Hong Kong society. “Please bring this culture of caring for each other to your daily activities, whether it is to your fellow schoolmates, your family or your fellow workers in the future. A society like Hong Kong will prosper with its economic growth but one has to remember it is the people that make it happened,” he said. Mr Auyeung wished the awardees would appreciate the learning environment that Lingnan had created in nurturing them to become a person of high integrity.
Riggs Lee Kai-chung, a year-three Business Administration (Hons) student, received the Most Distinguished Student of the University Award for his excellent academic performance and outstanding community service. What makes Riggs outstanding was his unusual jump. He was admitted to a band-three secondary school when he migrated to Hong Kong, and became head boy a few years later. He has received several scholarships, including the HKSAR Government Scholarship, Emperor Foundation Scholarship and Student Enhancement Programme Scholarship, and will likely graduate with first-class honours. His devotion to community service and campus activities also made him a role model for fellow students.
Abi Chan Yau-yung, a year-two Social Sciences (Hons) student, received the Hang Seng Bank Community Service Scholarship 2012/13. Over the past two years, not only has Abi pursued academic excellence and developed her potentials by joining the University’s International Toastmasters Club, but she has also demonstrated admirable leadership skills by serving as the Social Service Officer of Lingnan University Wofoo Leaders’ Network. Abi has been devoting herself to serving the underprivileged in society. Her community service record includes teaching handicapped children in the Vietnam International Service Trip organised by the University’s Rotaract Club and visiting the homeless in Sham Shui Po under the “Care for the Homeless” project organised by the Urban Renewal Authority.