Lingnan University held the Honorary Fellowship Presentation Ceremony 2012 on 15 October. The Hon Bernard Charnwut Chan, GBS, JP, Chairman of the University Council, conferred honorary fellowships on Mr Ho Hei-wah, BBS; Mr Samuel N Tsien; Dr David Wong Yau-kar, BBS, JP and Mr Lincoln Yung Chu-kuen, JP, in recognition of their valuable contributions to the well-being of the community.
In his address at the ceremony on behalf of all honorary fellows, Dr Wong said he fully agrees with Lingnan’s mission as a liberal arts university. He believes the whole-person approach to education at Lingnan will groom students with global perspectives, an open and inquisitive mind, excellent language skills and critical thinking, so that “they could continue to acquire the knowledge that they will need in the future, and to apply it to solve problems in an ever-changing world.”
“Put differently, fulfilling one’s life and career goals will depend not on one’s specialised knowledge, which will become obsolete, but on one’s ability to continually acquire new knowledge and adapt to new situations. That is the goal of liberal arts education, and I think Lingnan is fulfilling that goal with tremendous success,” Dr Wong added.
To review the citations and congratulatory videos of each honorary fellow, please go to: http://www.ln.edu.hk/news/20121015/honoraryfellowship_ceremony_2012.